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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Thick brown discharge before my period?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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.

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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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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?

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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?

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I have brown discharge before period?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Steven Baughn
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Why am i having light brown discharge before period?

Dr. Steven Baughn
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Why am i having light brown discharge before period?

Dried blood: Dried blood.

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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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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

Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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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

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

Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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5 days of scattered brown discharge before period was due, mostly when I wiped then negative home pregnancy test thrush, get nauseated nd no period.?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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5 days of scattered brown discharge before period was due, mostly when I wiped then negative home pregnancy test thrush, get nauseated nd no period.?

Irregularity: The brown discharge may be old blood being cleaned from the uterus. Imbalance of progesterone and estrogen can be cause of this type of bleeding. If still no period - can repeat home pregnancy test in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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