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Should I be concerned about dark brown vaginal discharge in the first trimester?

Should I be concerned about dark brown vaginal discharge in the first trimester?

Yes: This may indicate a threatened miscarriage and occurs when there is a mild separation of the early placenta. Strict bedrest and no intercoarse. Progesterone administration is found to be helpful in relaxing the uterus and allowing the separation to heal. See you ob/gyn. ...Read more

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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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Should I be worried about light pink discharge in the first trimester?

Should I be worried about light pink discharge in the first trimester?

Depends: If you have been sexually active or otherwise physically active, or had a recent cervical exam you may spot lightly. You also may have spotting related to a vaginal infection. As long as the spotting is not accompanied by cramps, severe pelvic pain, increasingly heavier bleeding or uncomfortable vaginal discharge, relax. If you have had a miscarriage or are at risk for an ectopic preg, contact doc. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about vaginal discharge in the 2nd trimester?

Should I be concerned about vaginal discharge in the 2nd trimester?

Yes: If you experience vaginal discharge during the second trimester, this may be normal. It is possible that your discharge can be an infection such as a yeast or bacterial vaginosis infection. More concerning though, the discharge can also represent leakage of amniotic fluid that is surrounding your baby. Always check with your doctor if you think you are having vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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I have a brown odorless vaginal discharge. Is it normal in my first trimester of pregnancy?

I have a brown odorless vaginal discharge. Is it normal in my first trimester of pregnancy?

Most likely normal : Brown discharge or even pink spotting is common in early pregnancy. If you have strong cramping/belly pain, or have bleeding requiring more than a pad an hour, call your doc right away. ...Read more

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I am worried about brown discharge in first trimester of pregnancy?

How much: A small amount of discharge may be related to implantation bleeding. A small amount of discharge may be within normal limits. See this site for symptoms in first trimester. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/first-trimester-of-pregnancy. ...Read more

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Spotting for about 4 months; pinkish in color most of the time. Lately spotting seems to occur after I urinate. Should I be concerned?

Spotting for about 4 months; pinkish in color most of the time. Lately spotting seems to occur after I urinate. Should I be concerned?

Could be infection: or irregular spotting, which is very unusual for a 65 year old female. If there is more odor and frequent discharge unrelated to frequency of intercourse, then it's more likely to be an infection. Irregular menstrual spotting also gets worse with infection on board. Proceed to see a GYN or family physician to get yourself properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have a brown discharge for the first time in my life should I be worried? Period 2 weeks late and having cramping no itching or odors.

I have a brown discharge for the first time in my life should I be worried? Period 2 weeks late and having cramping no itching or odors.

Probably period: The brown discharge was likely a light period. Brown = old blood. Check a home pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. An "off" period from time to time is very common and usually corrects itself in the next few cycles. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I start spotting in my last trimester of pregnancy?

Should I be concerned if I start spotting in my last trimester of pregnancy?

Possibly: Talk to your OB md about your symptoms and get examined, as it could be nothing, a cervical mucous plug, or something more serious like placenta previa. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant i've noticed light vaginal bleeding and no change in discharge. I'm worried that this might be a sign of pregnancy what else should I be looking for?

Am i pregnant i've noticed light vaginal bleeding and no change in discharge. I'm worried that this might be a sign of pregnancy what else should I be looking for?

Implantation : Implantation bleeding (when the baby attaches to the placenta) or an abnormal pregnancy can cause light vaginal bleeding. Please take a pregnancy test, and if the bleeding continues or if you have pain, light-headedness, or vomiting, then you must be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge during 33 weeks of pregnancy? (can be due to intercourse). I only have the discharge after i pee and wipe.

Yes: Brown discharge is just a little bit of old blood mixed with your discharge, nothing to be worried about. If bright red blood then i would go to l;d to be evaluated. And you're right, sometimes a little bleeding is normal after sex. Be sure to discuss with your doctor and if worsens go directly to l;d. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am suspecting a pregnancy.Is it normal to have brown specks in vaginal discharge?

I am suspecting a pregnancy.Is it normal to have brown specks in vaginal discharge?

It can be normal: Any delay in the onset of a period should be confirmed by a pregnancy test. Brown coloration to discharge may indicate the presence of blood, but it may also be normal. See your physician to be certain. ...Read more

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Is it normal at 35 weeks in pregnancy to have browish colored discharge with no pain?

Is it normal at 35 weeks in pregnancy to have browish colored discharge with no pain?

Brown discharge is: Usually blood. Please let your obstetrician know asap because any signs of bleeding should be checked out at this point in pregnancyu. ...Read more

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On the first day of period (for the past 2 cycles) the blood has looked a dark brown (almost black) color. Should I be concerned?

On the first day of period (for the past 2 cycles) the blood has looked a dark brown (almost black) color. Should I be concerned?

No: Dark blood just mean that its old. May be the period started when you were sleeping, so the blood wasn't releasing from your body. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a watery blood discharge 4 days before my period as well as a brown bloody discharge the day before. Should I be concerned?

See doctor soon: Any abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding should be professionally examined, and it sounds like you have both. At your age, and assuming you are sexually active, STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia are among the most common causes. See a doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lots of thick brown discharge and had 2 cycles of period in 3 weeks. Should I be worried?

Lots of thick brown discharge and had 2 cycles of period in 3 weeks. Should I be worried?

Many options : 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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For about a week i've been having brown milky to dark brown discharge with spotting blood. What could this be?

For about a week i've been having brown milky to dark brown discharge with spotting blood. What could this be?

Common: 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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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more