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Dr. Daniel Kushner
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What does brown discharge mean a week before your period? It's been going on for 3 days and it just stopped. I have been active with no protection.

Dr. Daniel Kushner
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What does brown discharge mean a week before your period? It's been going on for 3 days and it just stopped. I have been active with no protection.

Brown discharge: Discharge from the vagina can come from a long list of etiologies. Whenever i encounter a patient in my practice to evaluate for brown d/c, i perform an exam to ensure that it isn't std or sexually related. I then evaluate that it isn't "spotting", or irregular bleeding prior to or just after menses. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does brown discharge mean but still no period?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does brown discharge mean but still no period?

Brown discharge: is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Dr. Alissa Zenack
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What does brown discharge mean? I am twelve and haven't had my first period. (girl)

Dr. Alissa Zenack
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What does brown discharge mean? I am twelve and haven't had my first period. (girl)

Just the beginning: Brownish discharge is often seen prior to actual periods starting. It is completely normal to have a few cycles with brownish discharge and no actual bleeding. Keep a diary of the dates that you observe the discharge by circling the date on the calendar for each day that the discharge is present. You will soon be able to see if there is any pattern to the discharge. No need to worry now. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does brown discharge mean period or pregnancy?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does brown discharge mean period or pregnancy?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood . It may be your period. If only spotting and you have missed your period - then take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Dr. Alissa Zenack
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Im a 12 year old girl l. Does brown discharge mean my first period? And now I have been having regular discharge? When will I start to bleed ?

Dr. Alissa Zenack
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Im a 12 year old girl l. Does brown discharge mean my first period? And now I have been having regular discharge? When will I start to bleed ?

Brownish Discharge: It is very common to have a brownish discharge for several months before a cycle with bright red blood. Menstrual cycles can be highly irregular the first couple of years before the cycle starts to regulate. If the discharge persists, you may want to discuss it with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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What does brown discharge mean? I'm sexually active, not on birth control and have a normal period also just had my ovulation.

Dr. Gerard Honore
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What does brown discharge mean? I'm sexually active, not on birth control and have a normal period also just had my ovulation.

100 possibilities: But very few would be worrisome. If it persists see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Symptoms of period, but period never came. Brown discharge increasingly lighter each day for six days before expected period. What does this mean?

Dr. Philip Miller
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Symptoms of period, but period never came. Brown discharge increasingly lighter each day for six days before expected period. What does this mean?

Old blood v. infecti: Sounds like old vaginal blood; however you may need a vaginal culture to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does it mean if you have a brown discharge before your period?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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There is brown discharge before and after period. What does this mean?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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May be the start ;: End of period with shedding of older, deoxygenated blood as the uterus is being cleaned out. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Brown discharge two and a half weeks before period is due. What does this mean?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Brown discharge two and a half weeks before period is due. What does this mean?

this may represent: Break through bleeding due to hormonal imbalances. ...Read more

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