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What does dark brown vaginal discharge 1 or 2 days right before the normal menstrual periods mean? 28 yr fem, happening this for the last 4 or 5 months

What does dark brown vaginal discharge 1 or 2 days right before the normal menstrual periods mean? 28 yr fem, happening this for the last 4 or 5 months

Spotting: This is just a small amount of bleeding that is starting a bit early. Blood oxides and turns brown (basically, the iron in the blood is rusting). When you bleed very little, the blood hangs out in your uterus and vagina longer and has time to turn brown, turning your discharge brownish. It's nothing to worry about. ...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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I am virgin and I'm having dark brown vaginal discharge. What is it? I'm so worried.

I am virgin and I'm having dark brown vaginal discharge. What is it? I'm so worried.

Brown is blood: Brown is the color of old blood that has lost all of its oxygen. This is just the uterus cleaning itself out. ...Read more

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I keep having dark brown vaginal discharge is there an explanation for it? It's been going on for a few weeks.

I keep having dark brown vaginal discharge is there an explanation for it? It's been going on for a few weeks.

Brown discharge: Period blood varies from bright red, to dark, to brown. There's iron in blood cells, and when it oxidizes, or rusts, it changes color. At start of period it's red, then brown. During perimenopause, periods start brown then red then brown again. Since you don't mention meds or sexual activity, can't say. May need to be checked if after ur next period it continues. Good Luck ...Read more

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I've been experiencing dark brown vaginal discharge for about 10 days now? I'm worried. Why am I getting this or what can I do to prevent it?

Be seen: Vaginal discharge is obviously common in young women and may not indicate anything is wrong. Sexual activity, infection, irregular periods, break through bleeding on hormonal contraceptives, ovarian cysts, changes in hormone levels can all lead to this nonspecific symptom. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about dark brown vaginal discharge in the first trimester?

Should I be concerned about dark brown vaginal discharge in the first trimester?

Yes: This may indicate a threatened miscarriage and occurs when there is a mild separation of the early placenta. Strict bedrest and no intercoarse. Progesterone administration is found to be helpful in relaxing the uterus and allowing the separation to heal. See you ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I have a dark-brown vaginal discharge, and my period is not due till may 25... Should i be worried?

I have a dark-brown vaginal discharge, and my period is not due till may 25... Should i be worried?

Irregular bleeding : 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

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Why do I have dark brown vaginal discharge for several days after my period? It happens after every menstal cycle.

Why do I have dark brown vaginal discharge for several days after my period? It happens after every menstal cycle.

Menses: This simply may be delayed clearance of blood from the lining of the uterus, but the only way to evaluate this would be to do a pelvic exam. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Probably normal: Dark brown discharge is just old blood. The first thing to rule out is always pregnancy. If that's negative then you probably have a hormone imbalance making your periods irregular. ...Read more

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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more