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What can cause a late period, back and leg pain, small amount of brown vaginal discharge and negative pregnancy test?

What can cause a late period, back and leg pain, small amount of brown vaginal discharge and negative pregnancy test?

Maybe the brown: vaginal discharge was part of your period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Period was late but finally came for a day and half. Brown vaginal discharge with no smell for a week. Hpt negative. Any ideas ?

Period was late but finally came for a day and half. Brown vaginal discharge with no smell for a week. Hpt negative. Any ideas ?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What causes late period, chronic pain in concentrated area and white vaginal discharge?

What causes late period, chronic pain in concentrated area and white vaginal discharge?

Check a HPT?: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Have brown vaginal discharge. Period this week but took plan b. Could this be my period?

Have brown vaginal discharge. Period this week but took plan b. Could this be my period?

See your doctor: Brown discharges are not normal from the vagina and could reflect infection, contamination, or more esoteric things, you need a proper vaginal examination (speculum and all) to get this checked out. Could be old blood or even part of a tampon left behind. ...Read more

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Why do I have dark brown vaginal discharge for several days after my period? It happens after every menstal cycle.

Why do I have dark brown vaginal discharge for several days after my period? It happens after every menstal cycle.

Menses: This simply may be delayed clearance of blood from the lining of the uterus, but the only way to evaluate this would be to do a pelvic exam. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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For two months, I am having brown vaginal discharge after period . It starts after 5-6 days of stopping my period and continues upto next cycle?

For two months, I am having brown vaginal discharge after period . It starts after 5-6 days of stopping my period and continues upto next cycle?

Something is wrong: This is abnormal. It is past time for an examination at the GYN's office. Please contact them today to make an appointment to be seen. ...Read more

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What is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

What is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

The brown discharge: Is most likely old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from your uterus. You may be having a hormonal imbalance. Take care. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge 2 weeks before period?

Brown vaginal discharge 2 weeks before period?

May be ovulation: Occasionally we see a small amount of bleeding right at the time of ovulation and that could produce this brown discharge. Get checked if there are other symptoms or if it persists. ...Read more

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What could cause brown vaginal discharge, one week before period?

What could cause brown vaginal discharge, one week before period?

Anovulation: Yu've experienced a missed cycle. These are most commonly due to anovulation. This occurs when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels which disrupts the cycle. ...Read more

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Will having brown vaginal discharge be a sign you are about to start your period?

Will having brown vaginal discharge be a sign you are about to start your period?

Sometimes: Brown blood is old blood and not the fresh blood of a new period. If you are due for your period and do not start bright red blood in a few days check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have had brown vaginal discharge for two and a half months now and no period. What are possible causes?

I have had brown vaginal discharge for two and a half months now and no period. What are possible causes?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge is usually small amounts of oxidized blood. Imagine you cut yourself in the kitchen. At first it is bright red, the dark red, then a brown scab. This happens because the color change indicates oxidation of the hemoglobin in the blood. With vaginal discharge, the transit time from your uterus to the outside was long enough to allow oxidation. no ovulation, small amounts of blood. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge and no period when it's expected? Discharge occurred 2 weeks before expected period

Mid cycle bleeding: some women with spot a little when they ovulate. If this happens every month you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am i having slight brown vaginal discharge before my period?

Blood: This sounds like early onset of menses, and represents the first few drops of uterine bleeding. This can be normal. ...Read more

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Light brown vaginal discharge for 3 days and i didn't not get my period last month ?

Light brown vaginal discharge for 3 days and i didn't not get my period last month ?

Take pregnancy test: You could potentially be pregnant and should take a home pregnancy test. There are several reasons for missing a period, but this is the first thing we check. If it is positive and if you are having pain, go to the er. If it is negative, schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your menstrual pattern and birth control options. ...Read more

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I have a dark-brown vaginal discharge, and my period is not due till may 25... Should i be worried?

I have a dark-brown vaginal discharge, and my period is not due till may 25... Should i be worried?

Irregular bleeding : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Light brown vaginal discharge 2 days after period ended slight itching at times. What does this mean?

Light brown vaginal discharge 2 days after period ended slight itching at times. What does this mean?

If it persists: it is probably an infection and needs to be checked by gyn. If it goes away in few days then it is left over old blood from period coming out and causing irritation . ...Read more

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The past couple of months, my period starts off light with brown vaginal discharge then regulates. I am a virgin and worried. What does this mean?

The past couple of months, my period starts off light with brown vaginal discharge then regulates. I am a virgin and worried. What does this mean?

Sounds normal!: During periods, we shed the inner lining of the uterus -- the endometrium -- if we're not pregnant. Sometimes that shed layer may not come out for a day or two, & can turn brown. So can be normal; why it changed, i can't say. If you are having low pelvic pain, the discharge is unusually foul smelling, or your have a fever, though, it could be an infection -- then see an ob/gyn! good luck! ...Read more

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I am having a sticky brown vaginal discharge and i'm not supposed to start my period for two weeks. And i can't get it to stop. What could this be?

I am having a sticky brown vaginal discharge  and i'm not supposed to start my period for two weeks. And i can't get it to stop. What could this be?

You may have an infe: You have smelly brown discharge which needs to be examined and cultured as you may have a vaginal infection, it is even more likely if you use tampoon get it checked and treated promptly and dont waste time. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more


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Delayed Menstrual Period (Definition)

The normal range of a menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Generally a cycle is considered delayed if it goes beyond 32 days, however, this must be tempered ...Read more