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What Causes Brown Blood Before Period Starts
I am single& getting blood drops 1week before period& after that brownish discharge for 4 days then i will get the period, what's the causes behind it?
Unstable lining: When this happens it's solely due to our hormones. And uterine lining may be unstable and thus having this spotting before your period and then the discharge after it. What you describe is very common and if it bothers you, you can consider birth control pills to help regulate your cycle. Best of luck. ...Read more
6 days light bleeding a week before period. supposed to have my period now and have small spots of dried brown blood but not a normal period. Causes?
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
Spotted fresh blood for a week then stared period 3 days later on time. What causes spotted before period? 31 and never spotted before.
Had protected sex month before period. Period was short, blood was dark and brown stuff. Kept stopping a day and starting. What could be wrong?
Period dribbler: Sometimes the lining of the womb comes off irregularly producing the kind of period that you have had. ...Read more
Some of the blood gets altered due to admixture with the lining of the uterus that is shed during menstruation. It is a normal thing.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Mid-cycle spotting?: May be a sign that something isn’t quite right, which may warrant a call or a visit with your gynecologist. Could be associated with any of the following: cervical disorders, implantation (getting pregnant), hormonal products/meds, trauma associated with intercourse, iud, ovulation or lack of it, ovarian cyst and the list goes on. I hope you can see why it's important to speak with your gyn. ...Read more
I found brown on my undies and very little blood when I wiped one week before expected period now 3 days before period brown blood when I wipe ?
Ovulation: Can cause these symptoms, but if it persists, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Normal: It's normal to have brown/black blood every period. Darker blood is just older blood. The uterus not evacuating quickly when there's blood there. You didn't say what was swollen, so hard to answer that part of question. And blood during sex would be normal during period. If not on period, could be from cervix or uterus. If cervix, make sure pap utd. If uterus, can be polyp or fibroid. ...Read more
High stress volume, second period for the month, dark brown blood an foul odor. What can be the cause.
Had a light fishy smell a few day before period, now have a rotten smell at the end of period that has little to no brownish blood and light mucus.
Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common discharge with "fishy" or "rotten" odor is bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. It's not an STD, but more common in women with STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Trichomonas, an STD, can cause similar odor and discharge. Of course chance of STD depends on risk, partner history, etc. BV is easily treated. See a doctor soon for testing, treatment. ...Read more
For the past 10 months I have been getting a brown/black period for about 4 days then my regular period starts (red blood/normal) what would cause thi?
Probably normal: The brown stuff is old blood that has taken a day or two to work its way out after being expelled from the uterus. IF! your menstrual timing, volume and length of flow is otherwise the same, it is fine. many people experience this after a cycle is over as well. You are probably have a day or two of very light/ low volume bleeding prior to the regular flow starting. ...Read more
Period twice in one month a few months in a row. Not on pill. Condoms used. Brown blood then period a few days later. What causes this short cycle?
Can be normal: Normal cycles vary with how long it takes the egg to mature and thus ovulation to occur. The normal range is 21 days from the start of one to the start of the next to 35 days (42 according to some sources). There is also the possibility of an inadequate luteal phase which means less progesterone is produced and the level falls sooner resulting in a period sooner after ovulation. ...Read more
Constant brown and sometimes red blood for 5 1/2 months now. Only one period in that time frame. What could be the cause?
Not enough info.: The possibilities depend on your history, and your age. There is not enough info in your question to narrow down the choices. Either way this is not normal, and for a certain diagnosis you need to be checked in person by a doc. Do it soon. ...Read more
I heard brown discharge is old blood. I understand it comes before or after period, but what is the cause of it lasting for a few weeks?
Evaluation: Any prolonged bleeding needs further evaluation. The evaluation can include hormonal evaluation, pelvic sonography, and endometrial biopsy. An evaluation by your doctor can help decide which steps are needed. ...Read more
I have an unusual period after a natural miscarriage it has only been brown blood and gone for 5 days
What could some of the causes be?
That was the period: That is all the period post miscarriage that you will normally have due to the endometrium being very minimal. ...Read more
Is it normal to have back pain a week before period is SUPPOSED to start, along with some spotting [brown blood - VERY little] thank you!
I am having a good amount of dark brown blood coming out and today is the last day of fertility says my period tracker I use what can cause this?
Two days before my period and i had some blood, not brownish as usual before period, but reddish, also some mucus , smelly too. What can it be?
Possibly infection: Bloody mucous and odor can be a sign of cervical or vaginal infection. You should see your physician, especially if the symptoms do not clear after the period. If you continue to have spotting between periods, even with no odor, see your physician. ...Read more
Small amount of red brown blood a few days before period supposed to start then went away when i wiped. 2 days late now light bleeding virgin stress?
Irregular period: 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 repeat a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Period 04-27 - 05/04
Two negative pt
Period 06/11 - 06/16
06/18 light pink tinge of soft brown blood on panties/toilet paper. Any cause for concern?
This morning i woke with dark brown discharge,during the day became blood like period.14 days since last period (26 day long).30 day is normal.Causes?
Missed period: If your cycle is 26 days then this cycle would've been 40 days, although that could happen but if you are sexually active I would do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
I have been on visanne for 7 months with no period, this week I have brown discharge & some blood. What could cause this?
Dienogest: Rosanne contains a special Progesterone called dienogest that is specifically good at decreasing the amount of bleeding with periods to the extent they stop completely. It's not uncommon though to get breakthrough bleeding which is the accumulation of small amounts overt several months. ...Read more
Period due but experiencing two days so far of brown spotting is this normal, what could cause this? Ttc. Normal day 2 and day 21 blood results.
Brown blood: Brown spotting is an indication of previous bleeding. However, the timing and location of this bleeding would be hard to determine. If it persists you may want to evaluate. ...Read more
Pcos.Period every 2-3 wks.Lasts up to 2 wks. Very painful.Very heavy.Usually dark brown blood from start to finish. Cause for alarm? D&C needed?
Brown vaginal discharge 10 days before period. Not every day or all day but more than once in the 10 days before period. Is this old blood/normal?
Irregular periods: 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 , polyps & 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