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My period ended 10 days ago. Now I am have a brown discharge. What does that mean?

My period ended 10 days ago. Now I am have a brown discharge. What does that mean?

Brown = old blood: 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

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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Saw brown discharge, what does that mean?

Saw brown discharge, what does that mean?

Female?: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge. What does that mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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I recently went to use the rest room and wiped and had light brown discharge what does that mean?

I recently went to use the rest room and wiped and had light brown discharge what does that mean?

Many things: Based on the information provided, it could mean the start of menses. It could mean you are ovulating. Occasionally it can mean a vaginal infection. It could be irregular bleeding from contraceptives. ...Read more

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I've had sex once and we used protection and this was a year or two ago and ever since last year I have had brown discharge What does that mean??

I've had sex once and we used protection and this was a year or two ago and ever since last year I have had brown discharge What does that mean??

Foreign body: If you are having brown discharge for 1 year then you need to be seen to make sure you don't have an infection or a foreign body (retained foreign body) or any abnormalities on the cervix. ...Read more

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I have an IUD for about 3 years now. My periods recently stopped 8 months ago. I had thick brown discharge. What does that mean?

I have an IUD for about 3 years now. My periods recently stopped 8 months ago.  I had thick brown discharge. What does that mean?

IUD: It is common for women who have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud to stop having their period altogether or only have some very mild spotting, this can be brownish at times. Take care! ...Read more

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My period was 3 weeks ago and now Im having brown discharge, What does that mean?My patches finish last friday So didn't take off my patch is it that?

My period was 3 weeks ago and now Im having brown discharge, What does that mean?My patches finish last friday So didn't take off my patch is it that?

Proper use: If you use your birth control patch inappropriately then you will trigger irregular bleeding. Also they will not work correctly. You should be using one patch per week for 3 weeks a month. Then you remove it for one week to trigger a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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8 days late on my period , i felt something come down, thought it was pee but it was a pinkish brown discharge , what does that mean?

8 days late on my period , i felt something come down, thought it was pee but it was a pinkish brown discharge , what does that mean?

Late period: It sounds like you may be just a little late with your period. I suggest monitoring and be sure you do have a full period. If not, you may want to check a pregnancy test in about 14 days. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a brown discharge and vagina odor?

What does it mean when you have a brown discharge and vagina odor?

Can't diagnose: But would recommend medical evaluation to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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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