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I have pain at the beginning of sex and brown discharge between periods. What is wrong with me?

Infection: There are many reasons that you could be having this problem, but the most common reason is an infection. Other causes could be cervical polyps, improper lubrication prior to intercourse, and a cervix that bleeds easily. You should go see your gyn for further eval. ...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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Brown discharge between periods that lasts for few weeks. No pain and no symptoms.

Brown discharge between periods that lasts for few weeks. No pain and no symptoms.

See your doctor: The brown discharge may be old blood; however, discharge should be tested to rule out infectious causes such as an STD. ...Read more

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If i stop taking Yaz will the brown discharge between periods stop?

If i stop taking Yaz will the brown discharge between periods stop?

Breakthroughbleeding: Women not on hormonal contraceptive medication may experience bleeding in between their menstrual periods. Most often this happens around the time of ovulation. Women on bcp may experience "breakthrough" bleeding. Switching to a bcp with a different progestin may stop the breakthrough bleeding or have it happen less often. It is a good idea for a woman to keep track of the bops she was on. ...Read more

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Brown discharge in between periods sometimes.This month it lasted for about 4 days however it got smaller in amount. no pain or pills taken. Abnormal?

Brown discharge in between periods sometimes.This month it lasted for about 4 days however it got smaller in amount. no pain or pills taken. Abnormal?

Vaginal discharge: If it's new to you, it's abnormal. Any new, unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. Depending on other characteristics or symptoms (irritaion, odor, sexual risks) it could be yeast, an STD, bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria), or other causes. Don't take chances -- get it checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Day 5 of no pill yet no periods Only light brown discharge when wiped. No missed pill but taken within 3-4 hrs. Had protected sex only once. Normal ?

Day 5 of no pill yet no periods Only light brown discharge when wiped. No missed pill but taken within 3-4 hrs. Had protected sex only once. Normal ?

Possibly: It is not uncommon for women on birth control pills to have their periods become lighter, shorter, less frequent, or stop all together. These changes can occur once, occasionally, frequently or all the time. If you have not missed any pills and had protected sex, the likelihood of being pregnant is very low. If still concerned, you can check a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My periods late and I've been having light brown discharge for about 5 days and today this gooey light brown blob came out, i was shocked. Why ?

My periods late and I've been having light brown discharge for about 5 days  and today this gooey light brown blob came out, i was shocked. Why ?

Blood streak mucous: You need to check a pregnancy test. If not pregnant, your period may just be a few days late. The brown blob is probably just some blood streaked mucous and may be the start of your period. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more