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On birth control for 2 years, but why am i having brown discharge two weeks before period?

On birth control for 2 years, but why am i having brown discharge two weeks before period?

Brown discharge: Is usually older blood being cleaned from the uterus. You could have some break through bleeding. If it continues please contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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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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Two weeks before period i had thick brown discharge that lasted for four days. Now my period is three days late. 2 neg. Pregnancy tests. What's wrong?

Two weeks before period i had thick brown discharge that lasted for four days. Now my period is three days late. 2 neg. Pregnancy tests. What's wrong?

Midcycle bleed: You probably had an mid cycle bleed due to the hormone surges associated with ovulating. Recheck you upt in a couple of days. You may need a serum test at your doctors test to get final confirmation. ...Read more

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Brown discharge two weeks before period due. I am on birth control & had sex five days ago & my boyfriend finished in me. Can i be pregnant?

Brown discharge two weeks before period due. I am on birth control & had sex five days ago & my boyfriend finished in me. Can i be pregnant?

Brown discharge: Is usually older, deoxygenated blood from the uterus. The scenario you present is not high risk for pregnancy if you are consistently using your oral contraceptives as directed. If you miss your period would take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex two weeks before period. And know instead of period im having brown discharge and cramps. Is it an sign of pregnancy?

Had unprotected sex two weeks before period. And know instead of period im having brown discharge and cramps. Is it an sign of pregnancy?

Maybe: Brown discharge is typically light bleeding. But, there are lots of causes of bleeding, including pregnancy, stds, other infections, polyps, or fibroids. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge, back pain, gas two weeks before period and 5 days after intercourse. I have been on bc for nearly 3 months. Pregnant or bc symp?

Dark brown discharge, back pain, gas two weeks before period and 5 days after intercourse. I have been on bc for nearly 3 months. Pregnant or bc symp?

Pregnant?: Get urine test strips and check . If negative, wait 7-10 days and check again. Why you are having brown discharge is problematic, usually expelling old blood. If you are not pregnant and symptoms persist, see a gynecologist and be examined. ...Read more

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I have back pain, head ache and brown discharge two weeks before period. Am i pregnant?

I have back pain, head ache and brown discharge two weeks before period. Am i pregnant?

The brown discharge: Is likely old blood. These symptoms would not be characteristic of pregnancy 2 weeks prior to menses. If you miss a period than take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge before period starts , lots of cramping and two Negative pregnancy test. Is this normal?

Dark brown discharge before period starts , lots of cramping and two Negative pregnancy test. Is this normal?

Yes: Your symptoms seem to be within the normal range and consistent with residual shedding of the endometrial/uterine lining. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more


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