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Dark brown / black discharge

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I have been having dark brown- black discharge 2 days before my period and on the 3rd, 4rd and 5th day of my period it goes completely black. I believe it started around a year and half and I thought it l get back to normal. But i have been having it continously on each period. I need to let you know that I had an abortion done in october 2010 and during having all tests done, the gynecologist foud a septum in my uterus and told me that I have heart-shapeded uterus or bicornuate uterus. I dont really know if there is a link between those or not. But I just thought maybe it will help you to have more clear picture and help me better. I am kind of scared since I dont get more than two days period with fresh blood!!!

I appreciate ur help


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replied August 9th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A25875
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The dark bleeding/discharge could be suggestive of possibility of infection, hormonal changes, uterine problems etc. You should consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation. Consider requesting your doctor/gynecologist for having a swab/smear test done on the vaginal discharge to identify causative agent for infection. Treatment as appropriate would be started based on examination and investigation results. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes. Since you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection and avoid having unprotected intercourse while both of you are on treatment course. You can also consider discussing about removal of the septum, which will also increase your chances of pregnancy and be helpful in controlling your symptoms.
Take care.



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