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I have an IUD for about 3 years now. My periods recently stopped 8 months ago. I had thick brown discharge. What does that mean?

I have an IUD for about 3 years now. My periods recently stopped 8 months ago. I had thick brown discharge. What does that mean?

IUD: It is common for women who have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud to stop having their period altogether or only have some very mild spotting, this can be brownish at times. Take care! ...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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I am on IUD for a year now, and I keep getting brown discharge a few days before my period. What is this? Should I avoid sex then as I do in my period

I am on IUD for a year now, and I keep getting brown discharge a few days before my period. What is this? Should I avoid sex then as I do in my period

Which IUD?: Bleeding patterns differ between between the copper IUD and the progestin containing IUD. The copper one tends to increase bleeding and the progestin one decreases bleeding. The decision to avoid sex during bleeding is a cultural not medical one so there is no one right answer to what you should don as far as sex id concerned. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I got my IUD but I been getting brown discharge for 3 days is it normal?

I got my IUD but I been getting brown discharge for 3 days is it normal?

IUD bleeding: Spotting and bleeding are normal at first. Most docs give a "bleed diary". The check it the following month during your string check to make sure everything is OK. ...Read more

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I have a smelly brown discharge after my period and I also have an iud.?

I have a smelly brown discharge after my period and I also have an iud.?

Bacterial vaginosis?: It sounds like you may have bacterial vaginosis. This will require testing with the doctor and then if confirmed treatment with antibiotics. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria it is not a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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I'm having brown discharge, I'm not sure if it's a miscarriage? I had an IUD removed, I think I was ovulating, I was having intercourse un protected

Not sure.: If you had an iud that contained Progesterone then spotting could be happening because your uterus is trying to get back to normal. It may also be a sign of lower Progesterone level and not a miscarriage. ...Read more

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I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted a month ago and still have brown discharge is this normal?

Yes: With IUD insertion, the vaginal bleeding/spotting can vary in different people. See a physician to ensure that the IUD is still in place. Good health. ...Read more

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Skyla IUD inserted 1/16/17. Cramps/spotting (& brown discharge) haven't resolved. Woke up due to severe cramping and pain. Normal after IUD insertion?

Skyla IUD inserted 1/16/17. Cramps/spotting (& brown discharge) haven't resolved. Woke up due to severe cramping and pain. Normal after IUD insertion?

Can get checked: Bleeding and spotting is typical in the first month after and IUD insertion. The Progesterone in Skyla competes with the uterine lining leading to some spotting. Pain is not typical. Your pain may or may not be related to your IUD. The best thing to do is to schedule a follow up visit and have your doctor evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have been having severe cramping for a few days now, on Sunday 9/20 I started with a mucusy brown discharge, I have an IUD and I am worried?

I have been having severe cramping for a few days now, on Sunday 9/20 I started with a mucusy brown discharge, I have an IUD and I am worried?

You need to worry!: These symptoms need to be addressed soon by a primary care provider or GYN or local women's health facility. An exam and testing may be required. ...Read more

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Got an IUD almost a month ago. Brown discharge off and on, but always have the brown discharge after peeing/shows on toilet paper? What is it, worry?

Got an IUD almost a month ago. Brown discharge off and on, but always have the brown discharge after peeing/shows on toilet paper? What is it, worry?

Normal: This is normal for Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. If you have a copper IUD than it is not normal. Please have your iUD checked. Some women may have irregular bleeding with Copper IUD the first 2 to 3 months. Please get evaluated for correct positioning and infection. ...Read more

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I have a history of ovarian cyst and I have a yellow brown discharge that smells like a dead animal have an IUD (paraguard) am getting rashes from wea?

I have a history of ovarian cyst and I have a yellow brown discharge that smells like a dead animal have an IUD (paraguard) am getting rashes from wea?

Smelly stuff: I would see your gyno. It sounds like you have a lost tampon. This can cause serious infection. It must be removed and vaginal tissues cleansed with peroxidez. ...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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I had a partial hysterectomy 28 years ago still have my overlies I have recently been having a black or very dark brown discharge. Iam 55?

I had a partial hysterectomy 28 years ago still have my overlies I have recently been having a black or very dark brown discharge. Iam 55?

See GYN: You should see your GYN immediately to get an assessment and other tests to help determine the cause of bleeding. It could be benign issues or could be a sign for something more concerning. An exam would help give you more information. ...Read more

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I had a dark brown discharge since yesterday when there is still 4 more days for periods. Am 24 years old and We are preparing for a baby.

I had a dark brown discharge since yesterday when there is still 4 more days for periods. Am 24 years old and We are preparing for a baby.

Possibly normal: I am uncertain if you mean that the spotting occurs before or during your menses. If the brown discharge is occurring during your menses, it may represent old blood. If you have brown discharge 4 days before your menses, a very common cause is bacterial overgrowth, called bacterial vaginosis (BV). Other symptoms of BV are itching, discomfort, and foul odor. ...Read more

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I'm on bc for almost 3 years. I had sex yester. Now have dark brown discharge. And my period should be 2 weeks from now. What to do?

I'm on bc for almost 3 years. I had sex yester. Now have dark brown discharge. And my period should be 2 weeks from now. What to do?

Nothing: This is probably old mentrual blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous. Keep a mentrual diary and if you miss 1 or more cycles, do a home pregnancy test. If discharge continues for 2-3 weeks see a GYN for a pelvic exam and cultures. ...Read more

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On the pill for 2 years. Brown discharge mixed with thick stretchy discharge and a hint of red the day before sugar pill? Early withdraw bleed?

On the pill for 2 years. Brown discharge mixed with thick stretchy discharge and a hint of red the day before sugar pill? Early withdraw bleed?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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I have been taking lo loestrin fe for over 3 years now recently began missing periods at the controlled time and has dark brown discharge is this norm?

I have been taking lo loestrin fe for over 3 years now recently began missing periods at the controlled time and has dark brown discharge is this norm?

Can be on Lolo: Often times the longer u are on it the less au will even have a period or just some spotting since there is hardly any tissue build up on those pills which is normal for that pill, your gyn can always do an ultrasound to check everything and the endometrium should measure very thin. ...Read more

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