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Dr. Christine Strohmeyer
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I've had really strong cramps the last 8 hours along with light spotting and brown discharge from the vaginal area and the big thing clear leakiest fr?

Dr. Christine Strohmeyer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I've had really strong cramps the last 8 hours along with light spotting and brown discharge from the vaginal area and the big thing clear leakiest fr?

Possibly nl.: This could either be ovulatory spotting or starting period. Other possibilities include a cyst, fibroid, torsed ovary, endometrial polyp, or infection. Would use ibuprofen 600-800mg TIS and just watch. If pain worsens, need to be seen and probably get pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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I'm on the trinessa b.C. (generic for ortho tricyclen). Having light spotting and brown discharge a week before period. Are they still working?

Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I'm on the trinessa b.C. (generic for ortho tricyclen). Having light spotting and brown discharge a week before period. Are they still working?

It sounds like: You need a different pill if this is a persistent issue. It's likely due to lower estrogen at the end. A 35 mcg pill that doesn't change in doses, mono phasic, is good, may consider Necon 1/35. There are other things that can cause this like cervical inflammation but lets assume it's the pill, call your doc. They are still covering u unless u r on one of a few drugs that decrease hormone levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Lydia Collins
Board Certified, Gynecology
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Light spotting and brown discharge in the middle of my cycle. On bc and not pregnant. Could this be ovulation spotting?

Dr. Lydia Collins
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Light spotting and brown discharge in the middle of my cycle. On bc and not pregnant. Could this be ovulation spotting?

Mid-cycle spotting: It depends on the form of bc your on. If you're on pills, the spotting may be due to taking a pill a few hours late. ...Read more

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Dr. Julian Bennett
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17 years in practice
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I've had really strong cramps the last 8 hours along with light spotting and brown discharge from the vaginal area and the big thing clear leakiest from my breast also They are extremely tender.

Dr. Julian Bennett
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I've had really strong cramps the last 8 hours along with light spotting and brown discharge from the vaginal area and the big thing clear leakiest from my breast  also They are extremely tender.

Hormone imbalance : suspect that you may have a elevated prolactin level.this can be due to a number of things most of which are benign, but some of which can be concerning. You should be seen by your doctor, so that some testing can be done to help determine what the cause is ...Read more

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Dr. Stanley Swaby
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I am 6 days late for my period.....mild cramping on and off. Now light spotting and brown discharge. Negative HPT and Blood test. Pregnant?

Dr. Stanley Swaby
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I am 6 days late for my period.....mild cramping on and off. Now light spotting and brown discharge.  Negative HPT and Blood test. Pregnant?

It's possible: You may try repeating the test. If it's still negative then this may be your period. ...Read more

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
46 years in practice
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Light spotting then brown discharge in and off for three days. Started three days before period. Normally have a 28-31 day cycle. What could it be?

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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Light spotting then brown discharge in and off for three days. Started three days before period. Normally have a 28-31 day cycle. What could it be?

Could be: old blood from previous period and vagina cleaning itself. If persist see your doctor for an infection or trauma to the cervix or homonal problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Douglas
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Instead of my period this month, i've been having light spotting of brown discharge with some red blood all month. I took a preg. Test and it was neg.?

Dr. Brad Douglas
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Instead of my period this month, i've been having light spotting of brown discharge with some red blood all month. I took a preg. Test and it was neg.?

See below: This could be due to a thyroid condition, you might have stress/ anxiety, you might have pcos - so you need to have this further evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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I'm on bc pills & have been for years. My period was late and I've only had very light spotting with some brown discharge. Never has happened before?

Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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I'm on bc pills & have been for years. My period was late and I've only had very light spotting with some brown discharge. Never has happened before?

Probably ok: As long as you didn't miss any pills, you should be ok. you can check a pregnancy test to make sure if you want. It will likely be normal next month. Just don't stop your pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Mintz
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Dr. John Berryman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Light pink spotting and brown discharge 2 weeks before my period.what does this mean?

Dr. John Berryman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Light pink spotting and brown discharge 2 weeks before my period.what does this mean?

Brown discharge: It is not at all uncommon for light bleeding at the time of ovulation (if of course not on oral birth control). This can "turn brown" by the time before it becomes visible. This occurs because the drop in estrogen preceding ovulation can cause the uterine lining to break down slightly, causing the "breakthrough bleeding". ...Read more

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