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What does dark brown discharge before mean?

What does dark brown discharge before mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. This might be the very beginning of your period or you could have a little breakthrough bleeding. 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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What does a dark brown discharge after a pelvic exam that later turned into a clear mucus discharge mean?

What does a dark brown discharge after a pelvic exam that later turned into a clear mucus discharge mean?

Bloody discharge: The pelvic exam, especially if it included a pap smear, may have caused a small amount of bleeding from the cervix which then appeared to be a short term brown discharge. The clear mucous discharge was probably normal "fertile mucous". The discharge you are describing is common after an exam and does not mean you have a problem. ...Read more

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I had a dark brown discharge one week after period ended? What does this mean?

I had a dark brown discharge one week after period ended? What does this mean?

Normal: 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Took Plan B 68 hours after unprotected sex, 9 days later had a dark brown discharge for only a couple hours. What could this mean?

Took Plan B 68 hours after unprotected sex, 9 days later had a dark brown discharge for only a couple hours. What could this mean?

Plan B bleeding: It's common to have irregular bleeding for up to 2 months after taking plan b. It doesn't mean anything about whether you're pregnant or not. So run a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the unprotected sex. If negative repeat 7 days later. If still negative, you're not pregnant. Consider more reliable birth control if you don't want to be pregnant right now. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge. What does that mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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Having dark brown discharge for over a week. What could this mean?

Having dark brown discharge for over a week. What could this mean?

Probably period: Brown equals old blood. It sounds like that was your period although likely not a normal period for you. It is typical to have an "off" period every now and then. This usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. If it continues see your doctor to discuss cycle regulation. Birth control is very effective at regulating the cycle and preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why am I having dark brown discharge. What does it mean and is it normal.

Not normal,infection: You need to see doctor to get evaluation and treatment because you may have infection with brown discharge. ...Read more

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I started having a lot of dark brown discharge lately (past 3 days). What does this mean?

I started having a lot of dark brown discharge lately (past 3 days). What does this mean?

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