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Should I count my light brownish discharge as a period?

Should I count my light brownish discharge as a period?

Maybe: If you are on birth control pills or using the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud a period can be so light that it amounts to spotting. The brown color just means that the blood has been in the vagina for a while. On the other hand, if you are not using contraception then this may not be a period. When physicians think of a "period" we mean the bleeding a woman gets when she ovulates but does not conceive that month. ...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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Light pink discharge and a week before my period. Should i be worried?

Light pink discharge and a week before my period. Should i be worried?

If sexually active: If you have been sexually active it could be implantation bleeding wait if you miss your period do the pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Had bleeding 1wk before period, started light pink then red with cramps like a period. I noticed a sweet smell when I pee. Could I be pregnant?

Had bleeding 1wk before period, started light pink then red with cramps like a period. I noticed a sweet smell when I pee. Could I be pregnant?

Back to School?: Bleeding never represents viable pregnancy. In general viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Sweet smelling urine is not in any way a symptom of pregnancy. If you do not believe us or still worry then please go get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period is late by a few days and a day ago i had discharge and light pink blood like but then i had brown discharge today.What could this mean?

My period is late by a few days and a day ago i had discharge and light pink blood like but then i had brown discharge today.What could this mean?

Probably period: Brown equals old blood. It sounds like that was your period although likely not a normal period for you. It is typical to have an "off" period every now and then. This usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. If it continues see your doctor to discuss cycle regulation. Birth control is very effective at regulating the cycle and preventing pregnancy. ...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?

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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Lately i get dark brown spotting a week after period ends. And light red sometimes brown discharge during ovulation. Is this a concern?? Fibroids? :(

Lately i get dark brown spotting a week after period ends. And light red sometimes brown discharge during ovulation. Is this a concern?? 
Fibroids? :(

Spotting: Spotting is 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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I had a dark brown period with only a few tinges of light red blood and this only lasted 2 days my period lasts normally 5-7 should i be concerned?

I had a dark brown period with only a few tinges of light red blood and this only lasted 2 days my period lasts normally 5-7 should i be concerned?

Irregular Menses: It is common for young women to occasionally have their periods last longer/shorter, come early/late or miss them all together. If u had unprotected sex w/i past month, check pregnancy test. If irregular periods persist > 2 mos, see ur clinician. If ur sexually active, and don't desire pregnancy, consider hormonal contraception, which can regulate your cycles while preventing unintended pregnancy ...Read more

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My period is 4 days late light pink spotting for a week only when i wipe and clear slimy discharge when i checked my cervix with figures cld i be preg?

My period is 4 days late light pink spotting for a week only when i wipe and clear slimy discharge when i checked my cervix with figures cld i be preg?

Take a test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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If I have a brown dischsrge is this i count as my period on?

If I have a brown dischsrge is this i count as my period on?

Can't be sure: Brown discharge usually signifies old blood which, because the flow is so small, comes out very slowly. If you have had periods like this before, it is more likely to mean your period is on than if you have never had a period like this before. ...Read more

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A few days before i was to start my period i noticed a fishy smell and a yellowish brown discharge. Should i be worried?

Need an exam: The best thing is to schedule an appointment so you can have an exam. That will be the best way to identify the cause of your discharge. You may have a discharge along with spotting (beginning of your menses). Your doctor will be able to help diagnose and treat (if needed). ...Read more

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What would cause light brown spotting a week before my period?

What would cause light brown spotting a week before my period?

Brown Spotting is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood. This may be break through bleeding due to hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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I had bright red bleeding for 4 days then pink spotting for 3 days and now white discharge with pink could I be pregnant or just my period?

I had bright red bleeding for 4 days then pink spotting for 3 days and now white discharge with pink could I be pregnant or just my period?

Pregnancy unlikely: If worried, can do a urine pregnancy test. Done correctly, it gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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I have had light brown coloured discharge for a week instead of my regular flow. 2 days of light bleeding. Negative pregnancy test. What should I do?

I have had light brown coloured discharge for a week instead of my regular flow. 2 days of light bleeding. Negative pregnancy test. What should I do?

Nada : It's actually common to have an occasional abnormal cycle. If on ocps, your scenario is very typical. If not on any birth control, wait it out & see if your normal cycle resumes. If it doesn't, check a pregnancy test (if you're sexually active). Consider birth control if you're not planning a family, and take it from there. Overall, i wouldn't worry. You may have just not ovulated this cycle. ...Read more

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I am three weeks late for my period and yesterdat i notice a very light light brown like honey color discharge could i be pregnant?

I am three weeks late for my period and yesterdat i notice a very light light brown like honey color discharge could i be pregnant?

Check pregnancy test: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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I have a 29 day cycle. 9 days before my expected period, I had a random spotting of very light tan and pink thin discharge. What could it be?

I have a 29 day cycle. 9 days before my expected period, I had a random spotting of very light tan and pink thin discharge. What could it be?

Day 20: Spotting on day 20 of your cycle could be due to late ovulation, implantation, or something like cervicitis, abnormal cervical cells, or even a polyp. If you fail to have a normal period on time, check a pregnancy test and repeat it in 3-5 days to be sure. If this happens again I'd recommend an exam to be sure what is going on. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods; 40 day cycles. A week before my period i had vaginal discharge tinged with a little blood for 3 days can I be pregnant?

I have irregular periods; 40 day cycles. A week before my period i had vaginal discharge tinged with a little blood for 3 days can I be pregnant?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I've had a long continuous stringy light brown, sometimes cloudy brown gooey discharge the past 2 days...I should be starting soon.. Should i worry?

Yes: More information is needed to characterize the possible problem you may have . However , the best thing to do is to see your primary care provider and have the sample of your discharge checked. ...Read more