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What Does Brown Spotting Mean Before Your Period
Abnormal bleeding: You may have some changes in your menstrual cycles that are normal but you are still ovulating. Some women will have some spotting for days after their cycle ends or if they don't ovulate. I would monitor your cycles and see if there are other symptoms as well to see if this is becoming a normal pattern for you. If it becomes a pattern, I would recommend you talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more
Brown spotting: This is old blood that the body is expelling. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
After my period for about three days I got dark brown spotting, but a week had past since my period what does this mean?
Old blood: The dark brown spotting can be old blood and tissue that is being expelled. I would not fret. ...Read more
Brown spotting for 1 day (the day expected period), the next day is nothing (today). Took postinor-2 2 weeks ago. What does this mean?
Expected: Brown simply indicates old blood. The color is not very meaningful. Emergency contraception (postinor) is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. A pregnancy test should be done in 10 days. ...Read more
Pink, to red, to brown spotting 8 days after week-early-period. Not the first time it happens this year, but what could it mean?
Spotting: It may be due to old unoxygenated blood and may be considered normal. ...Read more
What could a brown spotting mean a week before period Everyday straight? It happened before and I feel weak. Could it be my pill?
Breakthrough bleedin: Can happen with the BCP if it happens every month talk to your doctor about changing your BCP. Also if you miss a pill it can cause the spotting. ...Read more
Took Plan B two days before period was meant to come. Had brown spotting for two days. It has now been a week since expected period and nothing. Preg?
Doubtful, but....: Check a pregnancy test just to make sure not pregnant. The bleeding you had with your Plan B was likely your period, but it is very common for it to be very unusual in amount and duration. It is also not unusual for you to "miss" your "normal" period as the lining of the uterus has already shed itself. But if you have any concerns about pregnancy, an OTC test is accurate, quick and cheap ...Read more
Dark brown spotting before period about 5 days before, no blood flow yet. What can that mean? Haven't had sex in 2 months
Early breakdown: This is classic early breakdown of the endometrium as it prepares to shed (bleed) and is normal. ...Read more
Hi I am 9 day post natural FET and having cramps and brown spotting since this afternoon. Is this means period? Is there any hope?
Pregnancy test: You will have to wait a few more days until you reach the 2 week post transfer time. Then you can check a pregnancy test and see what the results are. I wish you the best fortune ...Read more
Day of period a spot of red blood, two days brown spotting was intimate and had a little red blood and then nothing. What could this mean?
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
What does it mean when you have dark brown spotting, large clots, and cramping before your period?
I have a very irregular period. I am trying to conceive. About two days ago I had brown spotting. What does that mean?
Could be menses: The brown discharge could be your cycle. If you do not have a full cycle, check a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Had sex the after my period ended & bleed after. Took Plan B now experience brown spotting 4 days later. What does this mean?
I ended my period a week ago now I've had brown spotting a and now its bright red with cramping? What could this mean, im ttc?
Need eval: Irreg bleeding and spotting can occur commonly. When you are trying to conceive if you planned it appropriately at last ovulation - you cold have had a fertilization that did not result in a viable pregnancy and this can lead to this type of bleeding and cramping. Take home pregnancy test and sched appoint to see your pcp. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Dark brown spotting. No period going on 3months. 3 home test 1 doctor test all negative. What does this mean? Could I be getting my period soon?
Hormones: Sounds like hormonal imbalance. You need to see a doctor who specializes in this ...Read more
I had unprotected sex 29 days ago and for the past 4 days I've had faint brown spotting, my period comes tomorrow. What does this mean? And I'm on bcp
Do a home pregnancy: Test. Best wishes!Get a more detailed answer ›
I started taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) a lil after my last period and am having early brown spotting yesterday and today. Does this mean my period will come?
Not necessarily: It can take your body 3+ months to adjust to all hormonal contraception, including birth control pills. It is not uncommon to get sxs like breast tenderness, nausea, cramping, and irregular brown spotting or bleeding like you. Be sure to take your pill everyday, ideally around the same time. You can try taking Ibuprofen or Naproxen for the cramps and spotting. See your dr if sxs persist or worsen. ...Read more
I have irregular periods. Today I have brown spotting and soreness in 1 breast. What could this mean? And what might cause my irregular periods?
Pregnancy: Breast soreness, vaginal discharge, nausea along with other signs could be a sign of pregnancy. Irregular periods could be 1. Normal 2. stress - physical or emotional 3. endocrine abnormalities (hormonal abnormalities) 4. uterine issues among other things. Irregular menses (periods) need medical evaluation by a medical professional. ...Read more
Your hormones: Are likely in flux for whatever reason, and you would need to be patient to see if things would settle down. Menstrual fluctuations are affected by many different factors, including nutrition, psychological state of mind, stress, infections/ illnesses, etc. If things continue to be irregular or unpredictable in the next couple of months, get yourself to a GYN or family Doc. ...Read more
Old blood-mucous: A cobination of old blood with vaginal/cervical mucous. Make sure to have the discharge checked for infection (culture) ...Read more
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