Women's Health Community
Brown/bloody discharge
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to women's health issues, including bone health, gynecologic cancers, genetic testing, heart disease, infectious diseases, work issues, mammograms, reproductive health, sexuality, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Brown/bloody discharge

Has enyone had unusuall period or experience with brown/blood discharge instead of normal period? Usually I have short periods, but this one was very strange. One day brown discharge and a little bit of bright red-pinkish blood when urinate and on tolilet paper. The rest 2-3 days only brown spots and that's it.I am very concerned, I did couple of home-pregnancy tests-negative. Is this urgent, should I see doctor? Any help wpuld be much appreciated....
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
What you are experiencing is quite common and normal. The brown "discharge" you are having is probably just old blood from last months period that was not expelled. As blood ages, it turns brown. The first time it happens it can be a bit scary. Why they don't teach us this in school or why our mothers don't tell us is beyond me.
Because your uterus still had a build up of last months unexpelled blood, THIS month, there simply wasn't enough space and/or need for your body to build up even more. Hence you're expelling more of the brown left over blood and the smallish amount of this months fresh blood.
I don't know how old you are, but our periods often change, sometimes they do weird things and they do it without consulting us. Really rude, eh?
I don't think you have anything to worry about, but I am not a gyno and therefore would still recommend you bring this to his/her attention.
I don't like to ever tell people to Google symptoms, but it would be my guess that if you went to a very reliable web site like the Mayo Clinic and looked up "brown menstrual blood" or something like that, you would see that this is OK. I'm sure there are exceptions to the rules, like if you were GUSHING brown blood, but you're just having some light spotting, that is what mine was always like. If you Google and get spooked, call your doctor ASAP.
You're fine!
Promise
Peace
Greenlydia
Blank
1563665_tn?1301845307
Oooo...txanks for all the answers...I am almoust 35, been trying to get pregnant, so this was again false alrm...grrr....
Unforcunatelly I do not have my gyno, but I'll try to find one really god, once I went to see a specialist-it was actually fertility doctor, didn't do any testing-just recommended Hysteroscopyand Laparoscopy, I wasn't scared, just not enough money...
I was scared and confused-am I healthy enough to get pregnant, so...this time I thought there is a hope...but no worries-it's been 4 years, still nothing.
I was scared is that a sign of endometryosis or ovarian cysts...
Yes-the first thing should be a pelvic scanning and ultrasound, I assume and then..but I'll wait my next period, I wont panic anymore...
Thanks again-you've helped a lot...
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Women's Health Answerers
1527510_tn?1392304944
Blank
Carly1306
United Kingdom
136956_tn?1363091289
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
arlandonbloom
CO
9090222_tn?1401649595
Blank
Madpi
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
LaChaparrita89