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Thick brown discharge before my period?

Thick brown discharge before my period?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. In this case, it might be the start of your period. ...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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What is wrong when you have thick, sticky brown vaginal discharge before period is due? Also, I took emergency contraceptive 3 weeks ago.

What is wrong when you have thick, sticky brown vaginal discharge before period is due? Also, I took emergency contraceptive 3 weeks ago.

May be nothing wrong: What you are experiencing may be a variation on normal or the effect of plan B. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Two weeks before period i had thick brown discharge that lasted for four days. Now my period is three days late. 2 neg. Pregnancy tests. What's wrong?

Two weeks before period i had thick brown discharge that lasted for four days. Now my period is three days late. 2 neg. Pregnancy tests. What's wrong?

Midcycle bleed: You probably had an mid cycle bleed due to the hormone surges associated with ovulating. Recheck you upt in a couple of days. You may need a serum test at your doctors test to get final confirmation. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge before period?

I have brown discharge before period?

Brown discharge: Is likely to be old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of your uterus and is likely to be the beginning of your period. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge before period normal? I had my period last month and since then i only had protected sex.

Is brown discharge before period normal? I had my period last month and since then i only had protected sex.

Brown = old blood: 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. Brown simply indicates old blood and is normal. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had brown discharge before period and i had surgical abortion last 6 mths ago. Is that normal? Now i m aboard

I had brown discharge before period and i had surgical abortion last 6 mths ago. Is that normal? Now i m aboard

Yes: Your symptoms seem to be within the normal range and consistent with residual shedding of the endometrial/uterine lining. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge before period starts , lots of cramping and two Negative pregnancy test. Is this normal?

Dark brown discharge before period starts , lots of cramping and two Negative pregnancy test. Is this normal?

Yes: Your symptoms seem to be within the normal range and consistent with residual shedding of the endometrial/uterine lining. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more


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