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What is brown discharge after period caused by?

What is brown discharge after period caused by?

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

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 the cause of brown discharge before and after period?

What is the cause of brown discharge before and after period?

Old blood: Blood turns brown. Cut your finger-red blood. Scab-brown. You are viewing last few drops that turned brown. ...Read more

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Concerned about heavy brown discharge a week after my period. Possible causes?

Concerned about heavy brown discharge a week after my period. Possible causes?

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. 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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I've been having brown discharge before my period. This is abnormal for me. Possible causes?

I've been having brown discharge before my period. This is abnormal for me. Possible causes?

This might be the: Start of your period. The brown discharge is likely to be older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Could the ec i took about 3-4 weeks ago cause this dark brown discharge i'm getting a few days before my period is due?

Could the ec i took about 3-4 weeks ago cause this dark brown discharge i'm getting a few days before my period is due?

Yes: Dark brown discharge before a period is very common. I wouldn't worry about it. If you are concerned go ahead and take a home pregnancy test they are safe and accurate. ...Read more

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Currently freaking out because I have experienced dark brown discharge 3 days before my period is due. Possible causes?

Currently freaking out because I have experienced dark brown discharge 3 days before my period is due. Possible causes?

Brown d/c: Brown d/c is a sign of old blood. Could be from rough sex, from cervix, or vagina or implantation. You need a preg test 5 days after lmp. ...Read more

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I've had a brown discharge for about 2 weeks, then it stopped for 2-3 days then my period started, what could cause this?

I've had a brown discharge for about 2 weeks, then it stopped for 2-3 days then my period started, what could cause this?

Common complaint: 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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I have been having brown discharge for about a week now, this started after I had my period. What could be the cause and how can I treat it?

I have been having brown discharge for about a week now, this started after I had my period. What could be the cause and how can I  treat it?

Please see your doc: Persistent brown or light bloody discharge can be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease like chlamydia or trichominasis . You should see your doctor and be tested. ...Read more

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Just had my period last wk. Had sex on the 3rd day. I have dark brown discharge up until now. What could be the cause?

Just had my period last wk. Had sex on the 3rd day. I have dark brown discharge up until now. What could be the cause?

Period: It sounds like your period is still coming out. Did you have sex on the 3rd day from when the period started or on the 3rd day after the period stopped? Are your periods regular? It is most likely some blood from the period but if it is still coming out then you should go see a physician. ...Read more

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Brown discharge week after period. No sex except on day one of a 6 day period. On bcp. What would cause this? Started weight training?

Brown discharge week after period. No sex except on day one of a 6 day period. On bcp. What would cause this? Started weight training?

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 am 2 months postpartum with my first child. I have had my first period end 2 weeks ago. I have started having brown discharge. What is the cause?

I am 2 months postpartum with my first child. I have had my first period end 2 weeks ago. I have started having brown discharge. What is the cause?

Old Blood: Brown discharge is very often caused by old blood either from the uterus, cervix, or upper vagina and should not be too concerning, especially since you are 2 months postpartum. It could be old blood from the pregnancy as well as older blood just from the last month or two of menstrual cycles. The brown discharge should not last very long and I wouldn't be too concerned at this point. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I have had my period from 7th April to 13th April. But on 19th April up till today, I have noticed brown discharge that appears, it is not a lot, just one line of that. Is this a cause of concern? There are no other pains though.

Hello Doctor,
I have had my period from 7th April to 13th April. But on 19th April up till today, I have noticed brown discharge that appears, it is not a lot, just one line of that. Is this a cause of concern? There are no other pains though.

Most likely not: If your period started on April 7 and the brown discharge started April 19 (day 13) the most likely cause is ovulation. Some women experience spotting at mid-cycle due to the hormonal swings associated with ovulation every month, others only occasionally and still others never experience it. If you start having pain or the discharge develops a foul odor, you do need to be seen and have it checked ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a brown discharge before your period?

Is it normal to have a brown discharge before your period?

Brown Blood: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. More than likely if you convert to birth control pills this will disappear. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a brown discharge before your period?

A brown discharge: Is usually old, deoxygenated blood. There may just be a bit of hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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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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