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Why do I have dark brown discharge? My periods not until two weeks .

Why do I have dark brown discharge?  My periods not until two weeks .

Normal occurence.: Hello, Often ladies can have a small break down of their uterine lining because of the level of hormone that is present around this time of the month. The flow is very small and very slow therefore the blood is exposed to air and turns brown before you see it. This is normal so do not worry. ...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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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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I have dark brown discharge when i wipe, what could be wrong?

I have dark brown discharge when i wipe, what could be wrong?

Many things: The discharge is probably scant old blood.This could be trivial or serious but at age 45, an exam is approprite. ...Read more

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How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

Brown d/c: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. It could be a sign of implantation. I would get a pregnancy test, and f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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It's also 8 months that I have dark brown discharge before and after period?Is it dangerouse for my health?

It's also 8 months that I have dark brown discharge before and after period?Is it dangerouse for my health?

Brown = Blood: A normal period lasts seven days or less. If you're having old brown blood before and after your period, then it's probably lasting more than seven days? I generally recommend seeing a doctor for an examination and possibly an ultrasound to check on this type of problem. ...Read more

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I have dark brown discharge its the 3rd day that its heavy. What does it mean? I'm also irregular so i really don't know when will I have my period.

I have dark brown discharge its the 3rd day that its heavy. What does it mean? I'm also irregular so i really don't know when will I have my period.

Unpredictable: Unfortunately, if you have irregular periods, your bleeding patterns and amount will vary. Brown disharge is older blood, therefore this could be your period or an anovulatory bleed. This means that you have irregular bleeding because you don't ovulate every month. You should see a gyn to undergo a complete workup for irregular bleeding. Anovulatory cycles can put you at risk for cancer. ...Read more

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Just had my period last wk. Had sex on the 3rd day. I have dark brown discharge up until now. What could be the cause?

Just had my period last wk. Had sex on the 3rd day. I have dark brown discharge up until now. What could be the cause?

Period: It sounds like your period is still coming out. Did you have sex on the 3rd day from when the period started or on the 3rd day after the period stopped? Are your periods regular? It is most likely some blood from the period but if it is still coming out then you should go see a physician. ...Read more

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Last week i went to the doctor and found out i had an uti & now I have dark brown discharge coming out my vaginal what's going on?

Candidiasis?: More information is need to answer your question. If you were prescribed an antibiotic it is possible you are now suffering from a yeast infection. Consult me and we can discuss further :) ...Read more

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When I lost my virginity I was taking birth control for 12 days. We used a spermicide condom too, but 4 days later I have dark brown discharge. Why?

When I lost my virginity I was taking birth control for 12 days. We used a spermicide condom too, but 4 days later I have dark brown discharge. Why?

Lemon has no effect: It is not uncommon to have irregular bleeding, including dark brown discharge (old blood) the first several months after you start birth control pills. However, if the bleeding becomes very heavy or persists for weeks, you should see your health care provider. Take care! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have dark brown discharge then it turns red?

Blood clot: You are probably seeing a clot which has a brownish surface but when you break the discharge, the inner part is brighter red blood. Make sure this is not related to your period or early pregnancy because otherwise, you need further questioning and examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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Have dark brown discharge two days after period ends and continuing for about five days now. Usually the discharge lasts for one or two days the most?

Have dark brown discharge two days after period ends and continuing for about five days now. Usually the discharge lasts for one or two days the most?

Normal: The brown discharge is just broken down blood cells. At the end of your period, as the bleeding slows down blood stays in the vagina and starts to break down causing the brown discharge. If there is no burning, pain or itching then do not worry this is normal. ...Read more

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Ill b on my third month on the nuvaring. Im 6 days late of my period an tested neg on the 4th day. I now have dark brown discharge. Where's my period?

Ill b on my third month on the nuvaring. Im 6 days late of my period an tested neg on the 4th day. I now have dark brown discharge. Where's my period?

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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I had a surgical abortion. Have dark brown discharge and pain in my legs. is this normal?

I had a surgical abortion.  Have dark brown discharge and pain in my legs. is this normal?

No: Leg pain could be anything from a clot to radiating uterine pain. It is best to let the Abortion MD know your symptoms immediately or go to an ER if you have difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Im on bc for almost 3 years. I had sex yester. Now have dark brown discharge. And my period should be 2 weeks from now. What to do?

Im on bc for almost 3 years. I had sex yester. Now have dark brown discharge. And my period should be 2 weeks from now. What to do?

Nothing: This is probably old mentrual blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous. Keep a mentrual diary and if you miss 1 or more cycles, do a home pregnancy test. If discharge continues for 2-3 weeks see a GYN for a pelvic exam and cultures. ...Read more

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Complete hysterectomy at age 25. Age 51. Have dark brown discharge for over a month with no odor. Pelvic cramps, lower back ache and burning?

Complete hysterectomy at age 25.  Age 51. Have dark brown discharge for over a month with no odor. Pelvic cramps, lower back ache and burning?

Determine source: May be due to a vaginal infection or abnormality of the vagina. Was your cervix removed at time of hysterectomy ? Would recommend seeing your gynecologist. ...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