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Why Am I Having A Brown Discharge
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
Hi I am 14dpo and have a positive pregnancy test. Yesterday I had started having brown discharge when I wiped. Am I having a miscarriage?
Possibly: It is not uncommon to have some light spotting or brownish discharge early in pregnancy, so it does not necessarily indicate that you are having a miscarriage. You should see an clinician asap to examine you, possibly order lab tests and;/or performa an ultrasound, discuss your pregnancy options, and coordinate your care. ...Read more
Don't know.: Brown d/c is likely old blood. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
I am. Ttc and I am 3dpo. I started having brown discharge at 2 dpo. I've never had this before and im wondering what this could be?
Normal: It is not uncommon for women to experience a small amount of bleeding around ovulation. This is associated with a brief, abrupt drop in estrogen that occurs at that time. This small amount of blood can make its way out as a brownish discharge. I hope that this helps and good luck! ...Read more
May be neither: What time in your cycle did it occur (mid cycle or end of cycle)? 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
I'd be concerned: Although brown discharge may be nothing, blood that is slowly released may exit the vagina with a brown discoloration. Women over the age of 50 have to be concerned about uterine cancer, which often releases a small amount of blood. Women of all ages can have ovarian or cervical cancers, with similar bleeding. Not all blood is red. See your doctor! ...Read more
Could be normal: This could be caused by irritation of the cervix during intercourse. If you are not having any fever or vomiting then sometimes the cervix will bleed after intercourse. The blood will clot and turn brown. Later the clot will dissolve and come out as watery and brown. If symptoms don't go away or having other issues I would see a doctor. ...Read more
maybe: The midcycle dischrge is mostly clear and mucosy, stretchy. ...Read more
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