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Dark Brown light period blood

The second to last time i had sex was 3 weeks ago. i got my period 1 day later, as normal (i have taken ortho-lo for a year). Then 5 days ago i started having light flow, dark red period blood one week prior to when my period should start. now that i am on the period week, brown discharge is continuing; my regular period hasn't resumed. Two days ago i had sex for the first time in 3 weeks. i read responses to a similar question, but i really don't think i could be pregnant- we usu always use condoms in addition to birth control pills. so what could be going on?
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Possibly the Ortho-Lo is not strong enough for you anymore and it's making you irregular.  Ask your doc about switching to regular Ortho TriCyclen.
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hi

can some help me? I had my last period on 21 august then about a week later i got brown discharge for two day and also had littie red spots.Im normally have a 28 day cycles but last months i was 26. I've done a test and it come back negative so im not sure what going on but there no sign of my period come
help!
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Are you on any kind of birth control?
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NO im not on any birth control. me and my husband have been trying for kids for about a year now.
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After a year of trying you can now go see a fertility specialist to have a work-up done on you and your husband to see what the problem might be.  They can help you.  

That is weird about having brown discharge only a week after your period.  I'm not sure what that was about.
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WE'VE BOTH BEEN TO SEE A SPECIALIST, ALSO WE'VE HAD ALL THE TEST DONE AND WERE BOTH CLEAR. APART FROM ME HAVING ENDOMETRIOSIS BUT THEY MANAGE TO LASER THAT ALL AWAY.
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Ok, I am actually a male.  However I am commenting in concern of my girlfriend.  About 2-3 weeks ago me and my girlfriend had sex.  She is usually on birth control but the week leading to us having sex she had to stop taking her bc because she had a sinus infection and the doctor said not to take the two medicines together.  I very rarely use a condom.  The day we had sex she was supposed to be off her period, however when I got home there was fresh blood on me and my shorts.  Then about a week ago (she is still off her period and shouldn't be starting for like two weeks) she began telling me she was bleeding and it was really dark.  This lasted for about three days or so and now she is cramping and having some minor pain.  I don't know what to think about this.  I have done a little research and saw that this happens with a miscarriage.  But then I also saw it can happen when you are pregnant.  I found this site during my search but I noticed that these comments are like two years old so I hope someone still checks this site and can help me.  Thanks.
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Also, while she was having this dark bleeding we tried to have sex and she said it hurt really bad.  And she is also a dancer and she had to stop dancing because it hurt bad.
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Some time when you have sex you can torn and this will cause bleeding. When you have dry sex is the cause of the torn. Go see a doctor. Or she could have a pid and not all pid is a std.
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Some time when you have sex. You can torn and this will cause bleeding. When you have dry sex is the cause of the torn. Go see a doctor. Or she could have a pid and not all pid is a std.
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I just turned 37 last month and had sex for the first time in a year.  My period came on and my blood is not red it is a brownish-orange kind of color.  I am scared something is wrong.  Please help  me
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Hi, I've been bleeding for like three weeks, I came on before my regular period and it continued until my period came, and now it still hasn't  gone away after my period has stopped , and it brown, can someone help me and probably tell me what it could be.
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I thought I came on my period 2 weeks ago but it was very light for 1 day then I spotted for a couple of days which is really rare for me, im usually heavy, then I began getting dark brown stringy clots in my underwear and didnt think anything of it as I know it is usually normal but it has been going on for about 2 weeks, its not smelly so no infection and no pain but im concerned about it and why I havent had my period. I did a pregnancy test which came back negative should I try another one? I didnt think I was due my period until about now so am so confused as to whats been going on? Can anyone help

Im 23 and not on any birth control but use protection with my 4year partner
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ok so monday night i began having hotflashes tuesday more hotflashes the tuesday nights i started to have mild cramps and when i went to go pee i had a light pinkish spot on the tissue that followed a light period that im on now but it seems to b going away so i would b on my period for just 2days three if it last till 2morrow could i be pregnant or having a miscarriage o and b4 all this my breast have been really tender
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My period came 3 days late and when it did it was a very, very dark brown and seemed to be very solidified. I'm on the pill and my boyfriend and I always use a condom, but I'm very concerned about all of this. No one has seemed to be able to help me except to "reassure" me and tell me that I'm not pregnant and nothing's wrong with me. I'm still very unsure and I'd like other people's help. I'm going out and getting a urine test tomorrow, crossing my fingers it comes out negative.
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I know that if you are on progesterone only pills for birth control, it can cause intermittent spotting for several months. When I was on it, it went on endlessly like a prolonged 6 months period. Supposedly if you take it longer, you can end up with having no period.
Brown blood is old blood, I wouldn't say it is a miscarriage per se, but it may mean trauma. Having too rough of sex.
If you are a woman, go check if you are pregnant.
If you are a guy, tell her to go to the obstetrician gynecologist (OB GYN).
Better safe than sorry, go see an OB GYN if you are truly concerned.
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Hi, can someone help me? I'm 15 almost 16 and I've had my period for about 2-3 years... At first it was normal but now it's weird and I only get it every 3 months :( I never have the intense pains anymore or anything like that... I am a virgin and I am not on any birth control pills.

My period is also a slow flow and dark brown(ish red)
I don't know the problem... My mother sometimes says that if I gained more weight I'd be better off with my period but that was a while ago (I was about 99 or so then and now I'm 116 or so.

Can someone help me?
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My period is due and all I had was about 5 on and off days of light spotting dark brown blood, that you can barely see. Is that my whole period? I'm not pregnant, might I have endometreosis? Or is this normal?
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My periods been all dark brown now for 10 days and very light and I'm on the birthcontrol implanon...what's wrong? Could I be pregnant ...agaiin?
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hi, this is weird having ask on here but i am scared cause i had my period last week and i started taking my pill on the saturday like i was supposed to but i keep getting dark patches which i think is blood and it also still hurts bottom stomach area..i went docters and they said i wasn't pregnant. what else could it be and should i be scared.
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hi. I had sex on 28th (only once at night) n 29th (only once at night) march 2011 after 6months. We did it a bit hard on 29th night. Since then I have been having urination problem. I pee every 2min that too just 2-3 drops but its unstoppable n it burns down there. sometimes the urge too pee subsides for few minutes n rarely some hours. but then I have too pee after a while no matter what. Now this urination problem is slightly better n I am able to hold it.
Now my periods have started. They are on time as they are supposed to be. But they are scanty. My flow comes only wen I pee. The blood comes only with the urine. Sometimes it comes normally in a flow. but its very less. Also the color of the blood is very dark brown or black n its very thick n there are clots. I have had my periods since three days now including today (12 april 2011). but today also the flow is very scanty n less n is thick n dark n comes mostly wen I urinate. I am yet to take a pregnancy test. Is all this urination n flow problem happening becoz me and my fiance did it after a long time n that too we were a bit hard n rough? I eat healthy but I am stressed. I need help here. Any health expert please be kind enough to reply.
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