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Brown discharge does that mean my period about to start?

Brown discharge does that mean my period about to start?

That may be the: Start of your period. Brown discharge is usually old, deoxygenated blood. Take care. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Why is my period blood look orange?

Why is my period blood look orange?

No other symptoms?: Occasionally some women ask why their periods have an orange hue or look pinkish-orange. Ob-gyn doctors often say that the hues of the blood color is not important, as long as the periods are normal in other ways. The color hues may be related things like the ph of the menstrual blood or to vaginal fluids/mucus mixed in with the menstrual blood. An ob-gyn can help, if other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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What does it mean missed period and have like white nd brown discharge?

What does it mean missed period and have like white nd brown discharge?

Missed period.: 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 (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. Brown D/c can be old blood cleaned from ...Read more

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Please explain why does my period just look like blood clots?

Please explain why does my period just look like blood clots?

Excessive bleeding: Clots in menstrual discharge usually indicate excessive bleeding. You should consult a gynecologist. In the meantime take oral iron and multivitamin supplements to avoid iron loss and anemia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Late for my period and now I have coloured discharge. What does this mean?

Late for my period and now I have coloured discharge. What does this mean?

Uncertain.: 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

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What does it mean when I have big clumps in my period and my period turns heavy?

There are options: There are lots of treatment options for heavy periods. For women who are not done having periods birth control pills work well. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can decrease bleeding significantly. There is a nonhormonal medication called Lysteda that works great. For those done with childbearing endometrial ablations are good options. ...Read more

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I haven't started my period and i get white stuff in my underwear. What does this mean?

Normal: Most women will have white or cream or yellow colored discharge coming from the vagina off and on during the cycle. This is normal. Usually the signal of a vaginal infection is vaginal itching, irritation and more discharge than usual. ...Read more

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My period starts off brown and turns dark red, what does this mean?

Both brown ; dark: Red blood is older and deoxygenated blood that is being cleaned from the uterus. This is not abnormal. ...Read more

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Im 2 months late on my period and have brown discharge what foes that mean ?

Im 2 months late on my period and have brown discharge what foes that mean ?

Prob your period : The brown discharge was likely your period just a very different one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Schedule a visit for birth control if you do not want to be pregnant and want better menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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Miss my period for almost two months but i don't . Next thing i see this white discharge coming my vagina this white milky discharge it doesn't smell ?

Miss my period for almost two months but i don't . Next thing i see this white discharge coming my vagina this white milky discharge it doesn't smell ?

Gynecologist: I recommend an exam by your gynecologist for these complaints. You may well have a vaginal infection, but this should not cause you to miss your period. He/she will order the appropriate tests for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When i pee, pink blood and white discharge come out but im 2 days late on my period what is this?

When i pee, pink blood and white discharge come out but im 2 days late on my period what is this?

Maybe your period: This could be your period about to begin. If you do not get your period within a week then do a pregnancy test and consult your doctor if you are still having vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Started my period with brown clotty blood. What does this mean?

It just means: That tissue ; older, deoxygenated blood is being cleaned out of your uterus. ...Read more

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Brown marks on my underwear, does this mean im pregnant?

Brown marks on my underwear, does this mean im pregnant?

No: This is not a sign of pregnancy. Take a test so that you can know for sure! ...Read more

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I got my period 2 weeks early, its coming out brownish then light pink then red. nor like my usual period. what is it? what's happening to my body

I got my period 2 weeks early, its coming out brownish then light pink then red. nor like my usual period. what is it? what's happening to my body

Irregular periods: 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 have bright red blood discharge with sticky mucus on my day one period . What does it mean ?

Period discharge: From what you describe sounds very normal. As long as you are not having any pain (other than your cramps) no foul odor to the discharge and no fevers, I would not be concerned. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am 4 days late on my period and I have creamy white/clear discharge coming out what does this mean?

I am 4 days late on my period and I have creamy white/clear discharge coming out what does this mean?

Take a test : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my period just look like blood clots?

What does it mean if my period just look like blood clots?

A "knotty" problem: There is something amiss with your uterus or other pelvic structures that is causing bright red arterial bleeding to occur and clot. A GYN exam would be helpful, and don't delay as clots can contain 50 to 200 cc's of blood which can lead rapidly to anemia. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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