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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

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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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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Brown discharge 10 days before period is it normal?

No: Not "normal", but not necessarily anything serious. If persists, should see gyn. ...Read more

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Having brown discharge a week before period, is it normal?

Having brown discharge a week before period, is it normal?

Maybe: In patients who have uterine fibroids, their brown discharge is characteristic of their condition. If the brown discharge occurs every period for you and you do not have fibroids then it is normal as it represents endometrial breakdown products and old blood. ...Read more

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I'm scared! 3 days of light pink to brown discharge 8 days before period?

I'm scared! 3 days of light pink to brown discharge 8 days before period?

Spotting: 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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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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Thick brown discharge day after period what is this?

Not to worry.: This is most likely older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the uterus. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 1 day before period but still no period?

Brown discharge 1 day before period but still no period?

Brown = 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. 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 brown discharge normal 2 days before period if your 15 years old?

Probably ok: Some premenstrual spotting is relatively common. However, if she is sexually active and there is an odor to the discharge, don't make the assumption its blood. ...Read more

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Brown discharge a few days before period is due. What does this indicate?

Possibly a: Little imbalance of hormones. The brown discharge is just some older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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Lovi have light thick brown discharge its kinda a hazzel nut color but I haven't had a period since June what's wrong with me?

See primary provider: Though it would be helpful to know how old you are; whether you are having any other new symptoms over the past 6 months; whether you are heterosexually active or not; your most recent Pap smear results; and whether your periods have been regular in the past; you need to be seen, soon, by see a primary care health care provider who can do testing including a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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I had the marina for almost 2 years now I never had a period and have a thick brown discharge for a couple days and I don't have any insurance?

I had the marina for almost 2 years now I never had a period and have a thick brown discharge for a couple days and I don't have any insurance?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) bleeding: It's very common to have various types of abnormal bleeding with a totally effective Mirena (levonorgestrel) in place. Thick brown discharge as you describe doesn't sound particularly concerning. Check for the string. If it's in place, chances of pregnancy or some other problem is very low. If you have pain, odor or don't feel well, be seen. You can run a home pregnancy test if it would help reassure you. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 1 day before period then nothing else. Now 14 days late, I have the brown discharge again. All HPT were negative. What could this mean?

Discharge: Is there any odor with the discharge? I am wondering if you could have a retained tampon, perhaps. Have you been under a lot of stress or had other big changes that could upset your menstrual regularity? Home pregnancy tests are good but not perfect. See your doctor for vaginal exam. Consider blood test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have this thick brown discharge present for about a week now n some signs my period is about to start, but I don't know if it's it plus unpro sex 2weeks ago?

I have this thick brown discharge present for about a week now n some signs my period is about to start, but I don't know if it's it plus unpro sex 2weeks ago?

See below: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you're ready to start your next expected period. If i's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Enlarged breasts, pink, light brown discharge 2 weeks before period what could it be?

Enlarged breasts, pink, light brown discharge 2 weeks before period what could it be?

Brown = 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. 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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Brown discharge 17Days before period, what does this mean? Had "some" sex during fertile window if that matters.

Brown discharge 17Days before period, what does this mean? Had "some" sex during fertile window if that matters.

Brown = 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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10 days before my period. Had a thick dark red discharge when I wiped. Then it stopped. Now I have light brown discharge.?

Discharge: Discharge can vary in color and thickness during your cycle. Brown discharge could be infection, be from past bleeding. Bleeding in between periods could be due to many things and should be evaluated by your obgyn. ...Read more

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Brown period for 3 days...Then light brown discharge and then thick light brown/clear mucus, looked like a mucus plug, what could it be?

Brown period for 3 days...Then light brown discharge and then thick light brown/clear mucus, looked like a mucus plug, what could it be?

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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Took Plan B week before period. Light brown discharge on day of period. Today 3rd day has become a little darker and a lot more. Preg or period?

Took Plan B week before period. Light brown discharge on day of period. Today 3rd day has become a little darker and a lot more. Preg or period?

Take a test.: If this doesn't sort itself out, you will undoubtedly want to take a pregnancy test. Don't just assume that because you have taken plan b, you couldn't possibly be pregnant. While Plan B is safe and helpful, it might be time to get on a regular birth control method. Who needs the stress? Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Brown discharge for past 2 days. 5 before period due. On pill norimin. Have never missed one. Always use other method as well. What could this be?

Brown discharge for past 2 days. 5 before period due. On pill norimin. Have never missed one. Always use other method as well. What could this be?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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My last period was on 28 and my period this month started yesterday. It started as a brown discharge, then to thick black, and now red. Why is this?

My last period was on 28 and my period this month started yesterday. It started as a brown discharge, then to thick black, and now red. Why is this?

Ovulation issue: Sounds like you started early. It may just be that something happened this month and ovulation did not work correctly. If so, it usually correct the following month. If you are worried about pregnancy, check a test. ...Read more

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Used spermicide film first time this month for fooling around, having dark brown discharge 5 days before period. No sex this month, film failed? Preg?

Used spermicide film first time this month for fooling around, having dark brown discharge 5 days before period. No sex this month, film failed? Preg?

Do pregnancy test: Have to check for infections with culture and do pregnancy test to ascertain of not pregnant. Good luck and be cautious thenafter. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 4 days before period took next choice. Now 1 day after expected date I'm having brown discharge. Is this normal? Will it come?

The brown discharge: Is likely old, deoxygenated blood that is coming from your uterus being cleaned out. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more