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What does it mean if u have very light dark brown discharge and clots before your period?

What does it mean if u have very light dark brown discharge and clots before your period?

Early period: This is most likely just the beginning of your period. This is the beginning of the shedding process of your endometrial lining. ...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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I got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?

Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more

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I had just gotten off my period and 2 weeks later i started having this light scanty brown discharge to dark brown discharge. Its day 5 now.

I had just gotten off my period and 2 weeks later i started having this light scanty brown discharge to dark brown discharge. Its day 5 now.

Prob your period : The brown discharge was likely your period just a very light one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Schedule a visit for birth control if you do not want to be pregnant. ...Read more

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I been on my period for 16 days. At first it was very light then it became heavy and im having dark brown discharge. Im also having pains on left ovar?

I been on my period for 16 days. At first it was very light then it became heavy and im having dark brown discharge. Im also having pains on left ovar?

Do this...: No cause for alarm but i'd get this figured out: first, if there is any chance at all that you may be pregnant, get a pregnancy test and if positive see a doctor - tomorrow. If negative pregnancy, you should check with your doctor (or get a good one) in the next week or so. ...Read more

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I had heavy dark brown discharge for 3 days then light brown discharge 2 days before my period. There are no other symptoms. What could this be?

I had heavy dark brown discharge for 3 days then light brown discharge 2 days before my period. There are no other symptoms. What could this be?

Old blood: The dark brown discharge is indicative of old blood, or blood that makes its way out much slower. Given that this is leading up to your period, it is probably normal. If it persists from cycle to cycle, then i would consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I was supposed to get my period on oct 11. Instead had a light brown discharge a week later for 5 days and another discharge 3 days ago but darker?

I was supposed to get my period on oct 11. Instead had a light brown discharge a week later for 5 days and another discharge 3 days ago but darker?

Pregnancy risk?: If you have had unprotected intercourse, test for pregnancy. If not, variations in ovulatory regularity could account for unpredictable bleeding, as can various contraceptive methods. If irregular bleeding continues, consult a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I had my normal period about 7 days ago but i'm having dark and light brown discharge that has odor never happened before and sex partner is the same?

I had my normal period about 7 days ago but i'm having dark and light brown discharge that has odor never happened before and sex partner is the same?

Discharge: You should consult your doctor. You may have been infected with a sexually transmitted disease. The same partner you have sexual relations with may have other partners you do not know about. ...Read more

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Took Plan B week before period. Light brown discharge on day of period. Today 3rd day has become a little darker and a lot more. Preg or period?

Took Plan B week before period. Light brown discharge on day of period. Today 3rd day has become a little darker and a lot more. Preg or period?

Take a test.: If this doesn't sort itself out, you will undoubtedly want to take a pregnancy test. Don't just assume that because you have taken plan b, you couldn't possibly be pregnant. While Plan B is safe and helpful, it might be time to get on a regular birth control method. Who needs the stress? Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I've all symptoms for period: lower pain, bad skin, moods etc. Period was due 6 days ago. Yesterday i got dark brown discharge, same as 2 weeks ago..?

I've all symptoms for period: lower pain, bad skin, moods etc. Period was due 6 days ago. Yesterday i got dark brown discharge, same as 2 weeks ago..?

See a doctor: There are several things that can cause delayed periods or dark brown discharge. These can all be easily identified and treated by a doctor. It would also be appropriate to check a pregnancy test and if negative to test for bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

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