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During my placebo week i had only brown discharge, two weeks into my new pack i'm bleeding. What's going on?

During my placebo week i had only brown discharge, two weeks into my new pack i'm bleeding. What's going on?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Had dark brown discharge and then had light bleeding while on bc?

Had dark brown discharge and then had light bleeding while on bc?

Probably normal: Women will often get "break-thru bleeding" on the pill. If this bleeding is within the first 3 packages ignore it. If after the first 3 packages, or if you have been on the same pill for a long time, a different hormone combination will probably stop the bleeding. Remember to ign ore bleeding in the first 3 months on the new pill. ...Read more

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Ok so for the last five days i've had light brown discharge but no bleeding &.I was suppose to start my cycle. Was that it?

Ok so for the last five days i've had light brown discharge but no bleeding &.I was suppose to start my cycle. Was that it?

MANY CAUSES: First thing i would do is check a pregnancy test! there are many causes of changes to your menses such as stress, infections, pregnancy so you might consider being seen by your ob/gyn or primary health care provider. ...Read more

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Bled heavy for 1 day, began having light bleeding for a couple hours then eventually brown discharge. This is my 2nd cycle after plan b. What's wrong?

Bled heavy for 1 day, began having light bleeding for a couple hours then eventually brown discharge. This is my 2nd cycle after plan b. What's wrong?

Plan B: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Even though Plan B is out of your system relatively quickly, the hormonal changes that occur may take up to several months after the Plan B was taken to even out. ...Read more

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Been bleeding and had brown discharge everyday for 3 months what could it be?

Been bleeding and had brown discharge everyday for 3 months what could it be?

Can't diagnose: This. The brown discharge is likely old blood. Bleeding daily for 3 months warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Light bleeding and light brown discharge. Never had this before. What could it mean?

Light bleeding and light brown discharge. Never had this before. What could it mean?

Anovulation: Most likely a cycle where the ovary fails to let loose an egg. These self-normalize. To be safe, take a home pregnancy test. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have occasionally light brown discharge but not bleeding. I'm usually on the heavier side of discharge too. Is it normal?

Maybe: Light brown discharge may occur at the beginning or end of menstruation.If you are concerned,it may be a good idea to see a doctor to check it out. ...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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