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What is the light brown discharge in the middle of my cycle? I have 3 kids youngest -3. I am 29 and have been unable to get pregnant for over a year

What is the light brown discharge in the middle of my cycle? I have 3 kids youngest -3.  I am 29  and have been unable to get pregnant for over a year

Mid Cycle Bleeding: Some women have transient spotting at this time. The exact reason is unclear but may be due to a rapid decline of one of the regulatory hormones, estradiol after the LH surge at the time in the cycle when levels of progesterone is low. It could also be bleeding from a corpus luteum or hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Healthtap has qualified GYNs that can help with your inability to conceive. Do take care ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Light spotting and brown discharge in the middle of my cycle. On bc and not pregnant. Could this be ovulation spotting?

Light spotting and brown discharge in the middle of my cycle. On bc and not pregnant. Could this be ovulation spotting?

Mid-cycle spotting: It depends on the form of bc your on. If you're on pills, the spotting may be due to taking a pill a few hours late. ...Read more

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Blood spotting and brown discharge for 5 days in the middle of my cycle. What might it be?

Blood spotting and brown discharge for 5 days in the middle of my cycle. What might it be?

It's probably normal: Menstrual cycles vary from woman to woman. Around the time of ovulation, at midcycle, hormone levels are fluctuating greatly. It is not unusual to have some spotting at this time as a result. It doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong. Skipping cycles for 2 months or more or heavy irregular bleeding require an evaluation. ...Read more

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Recently blood spotting and brown discharge for 7 days in the middle of my cycle. What could it be?

Recently blood spotting and brown discharge for 7 days in the middle of my cycle. What could it be?

Spotting: Does this occur after physical activity or after sex? If this started recently, it may be due to a polyp on the cervix or inside your uterus. An ultrasound may help to identify what is going on. ...Read more

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I'm having dark brown discharge and am in the middle of my cycle. Also on birth control. Please help.

I'm having dark brown discharge and am in the middle of my cycle. Also on birth control. Please help.

May be normal: Menstrual blood is composed of blood and sloughed tissue. It can be red, light brown, or dark brown. It can be thin or clotty. These can be normal variations. However if associated with itching, burning, fever, odor, abdominal pain or other concerns, then see a gynecologist or doctor for further evaluation ...Read more

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Saw light brown colored discharge in the middle of my menstrual cycle. What could've caused this? (btw, ive had a yeast infection for a month w/ meds)

Saw light brown colored discharge in the middle of my menstrual cycle. What could've caused this? (btw, ive had a yeast infection for a month w/ meds)

Difficult to say: It would be difficult to know what this is without seeing it. A brown color may indicate old blood. Make an appointment with your gynecologist for an assessment and cultures. A month is a long time to have to treat a yeast infection. All the best sorting this out. ...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