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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?

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

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What causes brown blood spotting a week before period is due?

What causes brown blood spotting a week before period is due?

Brown d/c is: usually older blood being cleaned from the uterus. You could have an imbalance of estrogen / progesterone with some break through bleeding. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My wife found dark brown blood 4days before period. What does that indicate?

My wife found dark brown blood 4days before period. What does that indicate?

Fibroid,cyst,pg?: Problems that can cause dark bleeding prior to menses include a fibroid of the uterus, a cyst on an ovary , inflammation of the cervix with or without infection and a pregnancy. She should see a provider and check this out. ...Read more

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Spotted fresh blood for a week then stared period 3 days later on time. What causes spotted before period? 31 and never spotted before.

Spotted fresh blood for a week then stared period 3 days later on time. What causes spotted before period? 31 and never spotted before.

Hormones : Hormones are the most likely cause for spotting. Although a polyp or fibroid in uterus could cause as well. See if it continues. If continues see a gynecologist to get checked out. ...Read more

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What causes brown blood during your period?

What causes brown blood during your period?

Normal: 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

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I have brown blood, no period, two weeks before period, what could it be?

I have brown blood, no period, two weeks before period, what could it be?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Brown blood: it sounds like you are having some breakthrough bleeding which is especially common with birth control pills. Some breakthrough bleeding can occur in everybody but if it continues, follow up with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood brown and light cause it's never light?

Why is my period blood brown and light cause it's never light?

Did you start new BC: Any new birth control? Any possibility that you are pregnant? If so take a home pregnancy test ...Read more

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What would cause brown mucusy period blood two weeks after a period?

Ovulation: Can cause these symptoms, but if it persists, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause brown/black blood every period, sometimes swollen and blood during sex?

What can cause brown/black blood every period, sometimes swollen and blood during sex?

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

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High stress volume, second period for the month, dark brown blood an foul odor. What can be the cause.

High stress volume, second period for the month, dark brown blood an foul odor. What can be the cause.

Irregular bleeding: multiple causes could include infections, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, pregnancy, fibroids. You need to see a gynecologist as soon as possible for an exam, pregnancy test and possibly some lab work ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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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?

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

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Constant brown and sometimes red blood for 5 1/2 months now. Only one period in that time frame. What could be the cause?

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

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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?

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

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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!

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!

Yes: It's certainly possible to have back pain (some women have more back pain related to cramps) and spotting prior to your period. However, if this pain is new for you or severe, then it's worth seeing your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

That's abnormal: There are a number if reasons all if which need to be ruled out. An abnormal pregnancy - either a miscarriage or an ectopic, a polyp in the uterus, hormonal imbalance. The ectopic concern is potentially life threatening so you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Need more info: It's important to know if you are sexually active and not using contraception. In any event the irregularity and symptoms of your period warrants an exam with your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have been on visanne for 7 months with no period, this week I have brown discharge & some blood. What could cause this?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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