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I have brown discharge, stomach cramps and no period but i'm usually irregular. What is wrong?

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Dr. George Kingsley III
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Anovulatory Cycle

Sometimes the ovary fails to release an egg and thereby produce needed hormones to regulate menstrual cycles.
This can be due to being overweight, a thyroid disorder, poly-cystic ovary disorder, or just because. It's important to rule out early pregnancy or a complication of pregnancy (miscarriage or tubal pregnancy). Time to see your ob/gyn.

In brief: Anovulatory Cycle

Sometimes the ovary fails to release an egg and thereby produce needed hormones to regulate menstrual cycles.
This can be due to being overweight, a thyroid disorder, poly-cystic ovary disorder, or just because. It's important to rule out early pregnancy or a complication of pregnancy (miscarriage or tubal pregnancy). Time to see your ob/gyn.
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pregnant?

Even if you are usually irregular, it would be a good idea to take a pregnancy test if you miss a period.
Urine pregnancy tests from the drugstore are very accurate. Brown discharge could be a sign of old blood. Cramping is a common symptom during menstruation, or it may be unrelated to your cycle. If any further concerns, a visit to the doctor will be helpful.

In brief: Pregnant?

Even if you are usually irregular, it would be a good idea to take a pregnancy test if you miss a period.
Urine pregnancy tests from the drugstore are very accurate. Brown discharge could be a sign of old blood. Cramping is a common symptom during menstruation, or it may be unrelated to your cycle. If any further concerns, a visit to the doctor will be helpful.
Marianne DiNapoli
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