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Thick Dark Brown Discharge Before Period
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
I'm noticing thick dark brown discharge whenever I wipe since a week before my period is due. I haven't had my period yet. What could it be?
I am really confused, I just got a really thick dark brown discharge and my period is not for a next 2 weeks, should I be concerned?
Have to see gyn doct: You see now or wait for next period to see it disappears, if still persists see your gyn doctor. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex dec 31 took Plan B jan 3 got my period on the 8 but had a thick dark brown discharge?
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
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
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
It's also 8 months that I have dark brown discharge before and after period? Is it dangerouse for my health?
Brown = Blood: A normal period lasts seven days or less. If you're having old brown blood before and after your period, then it's probably lasting more than seven days? I generally recommend seeing a doctor for an examination and possibly an ultrasound to check on this type of problem. ...Read more
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
Please tell me why im having dark brown discharge before my period come on is this normal I'm am 47 year old.
This just blood which has pooled and aged a bit before the cervix opens.
Verify this with your doctor. ...Read more
No: Not "normal", but not necessarily anything serious. If persists, should see gyn. ...Read more
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
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
I got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?
Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more
I'm on a pill taking it regularly and a few days before period I've noticed a brown discharge. What could it be as that never happened before?
Nothing serious: It could be just a normal variation of the initial signs of your period. ...Read more
I had a two day "normal flow period. Then the next it was dark brown discharge and it completely stopped and then I spotted brown and it stopped.
Menstrual issues: Brown may be old blood. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more
Not to worry.: This is most likely older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the uterus. ...Read more
Irregular menses: Menstrual flow isn't always bright red. Color depends upon flow rate as well as oxidation duration. Irregular menses are common in young women. Discuss birth control options w/your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood. Hormonal birth control pills often used to regulate menses. ...Read more
Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
I started my period on may 12. It ended on may 17. On may 28 I started having thick brown discharge. What could this be? My period is due june 16th.
See a doctor: You should see a doctor in person to check out if you have infection ...Read more
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
No: Premenstrual bleeding.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Possibly a: Little imbalance of hormones. The brown discharge is just some older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more
What you described is withing the normal spectrum of bleeding in menstrual period. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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This may represent: Break through bleeding due to hormonal imbalances. ...Read more
Brown d/c: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. It could be a sign of implantation. I would get a pregnancy test, and f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Is it normal as period is coming to an end to have a thick brown discharge similar consistency to paste on and off?
Yes: Not unusual. It represent older blood that wasn't eliminated from the uterus quickly. ...Read more
Hi, so my girlfriend is getting dark brown discharge about 2 days before she is expecting her period. What could this be?
Would check a pregnancy test. If positive seek medical attention, within 24 hours,
If negative pregnancy test and no abdominal pain you could wait till her period comes, if the period doesn't come seek medical attention.
If there is pain with the discharge, even if the pregnancy test is negative I would seek urgent medical attention either in an urgent care, your doctor or an ER, ...Read more
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
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
My last period lasted 7 days longer than usual now less than 2 weeks later I have started again with dark brown discharge. Should I be concerned?
Change in periods: Need more information but this can be a normal change. ...Read more
Period 5.5 weeks late, protected sex 2 days after end of period. Dark brown discharge for 4 days 3 weeks later. Preg tests negative. Not on pill.
3 days of dark brown discharge, while due for period and day 4 I started to bleed, heavier for one day then slowed down again today is that normal?
Could be normal: The dark brown discharge can come from slow bleeding that sits in the vagina and when the blood breaks down it turns a brown color. If you have pelvic pain, fevers, pain with urination or vaginal itching or burning see your doctor. If not then this is probably just due to some hormonal shifts and hopefully your period will return to normal next month. If not see your doctor. ...Read more
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