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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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When I was supposed to have my period I just had brown discharge n very few dots of blood over 2 days, 2 weeks on still no period, could I be pregnant?

When I was supposed to have my period I just had brown discharge n very few dots of blood over 2 days, 2 weeks on still no period, could I be pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. ...Read more

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On my second pack of birth control (new brand) and instead of getting my period i just got brown discharge for a couple of days what does this mean?

On my second pack of birth control (new brand) and instead of getting my period i just got brown discharge for a couple of days what does this mean?

It is old blood: mixed with vaginal and cervical secretions. Please keep a menstrual diary noting start (S), end (E) light ( L) heavy (H) and color ( describe) this will be helpful to both you and your GYN. The pills can cause the change . ...Read more

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Had period 2 weeks ago, now I have brown discharge... Is that normal? Or it's just cleaning out my system for my next period?

Had period 2 weeks ago, now I have brown discharge... Is that normal? Or it's just cleaning out my system for my next period?

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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Is it normal to have brown discharge when u just started your period ?

Is it normal to have brown discharge when u just started your period ?

Can be: Brownish discharge is likely the"old" blood and uterine lining that is initially shed at the begining of a period. It is not unusual to transition from brown to red flow as the period progresses. ...Read more

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Brown discharge for just one day 3 days after period what does it most likely mean?

Brown discharge for just one day 3 days after period what does it most likely mean?

Part of menstrual pd: Some remanant mestrual products like uterine lining come out little late, not very unusual , to worry . If it is with fever-endometritis to be r/o with fever especially. Bleed lasting more than the usual number of days then we need to be concerned bec. Of the possibility of mentrual irregu. , possible anemia development from prolonged bleeding and in sexually active females need to r/o tubal aborti. ...Read more

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My last period was sep 1 2012 IV never started again i just been having brown discharge since friday today is monday?

My last period was sep 1 2012 IV never started again i just been having brown discharge since friday today is monday?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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