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What does it mean if you have brown spotting?

What does it mean if you have brown spotting?

Brown Spotting is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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What does it mean when you have reddish brown discharge?

What does it mean when you have reddish brown discharge?

Reddish 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

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What does it mean when you have orange discharge?

What does it mean when you have orange discharge?

An infection likely: Sounds like some sort of an infection. It may be something simple like a no specific vaginitis infection or could be something more serious, maybe even an STD. Best to see a doctor and have it checked. The orange color might be blood related ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have thick brown discharge?

What exactly does it mean when you have thick brown discharge?

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

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What does it mean when you have light brown vaginal discharge?

What does it mean when you have light brown vaginal discharge?

Not much : It just means that you had some leftover blood in the back of the vagina that is now coming out after you finished your period. Brown just indicates old blood which has been sitting at the back of the vagina for awhile. ...Read more

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What does it mean having discharge when suppose to have period?

What does it mean having discharge when suppose to have period?

Depends: It depends upon several things - such as if you are on birth control, how your periods have been recently, your typical cycle, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a red discharge?

What does it mean when you have a red discharge?

Go see ur GYN: And get checked for uterine, cervical and vaginal inflammation, infection and tumor or hormonal imbalance. Take care! http://m.Voices.Yahoo.Com/what-does-vaginal-discharge-say-you-10944488.Html. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have a brown discharge after having sex?

What exactly does it mean when you have a brown discharge after having sex?

Old blood: Brown discharge is old blood. Typically that blood is coming from inside the uterus, but it could be coming from the cervix as well. Likely sex caused a sloughing off of the brown discharge, again, either from the uterus or the cervix. If it only happens occasionally not to worry. If you are having it with every act of intercrouse, or bright red blood after intercourse, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have light brown discharge after sex?

That is likely: Blood mixed in with your vaginal secretions. Brown is often older blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please get medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a light pink discharge but you are not pregnant?

Not much : It just means that you had some leftover blood in the back of the vagina that is now coming out after you finished or before you start your period. If the bleeding continues see your doctor to discuss and for std testing. If you do not want to be pregnant please start birth control. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a bloody discharge?

Bleeding Somewhere: A bloody discharge from any of the body orifices that is not routinely expected would suggest bleeding somewhere. As you did not state your gender, or where the bloody discharge is, more information would be required to provide a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have brown vaginal discharge?

Usually old blood: Depending on other history (periods, other symptoms) may or may not be important. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have light cramping after ovulation?

What exactly does it mean if you have light cramping after ovulation?

Likely mittleschmerz: Many women feel small pains around ovulation, before-during-or after - its called mittleschmerz. Individual women choose different words to describe it, you say 'cramp-like' - many in my practice describe 'pinging' or 'pinching.' it doesn't mean you have or have not ovulated yet, just that its around the time it would be happening. ...Read more

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What it means when you have pink discharge?

There is likely a: Small amount of blood mixed in with vaginal secretions. ...Read more