So for the past week ive been experiencing a dark brown discharge. Its pretty light but obviously very inconvenient. Today is the 8th day and it turned into a light red blood at one today and then back to the dark brown shortly after (once in a while i get a light red color).
Im on the nuva ring (started it in january) and i kept last months ring in for 4 weeks instead of 3. I had unprotected sex while on it with my partner (May 19th) but then got my period on the 23rd (so i cant be pregnant from that time). I put in my new nuva ring on may 27th-a week after i took it out(which is also when my period ended). I then had sex on the 7th (This was the day the brown discharge started-a few hours after sex). Im not supposed to get my period til around the 20th.
There is no odor, and i am experiencing no itching.
Does anyone have any idea as to what this could be? Im just terrified that i could be pregnant although idk how possible that is
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The dark discharge could suggest chances of pregnancy and probable implantation. The dark menstrual bleeding/periods/spotting could also indicate possibility of old oxidized blood (if you have had missed periods or delayed periods), hormonal changes, infections, endometritis, ovarian cysts, use of any medications, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal dark vaginal bleeding that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the abnormal bleeding and regulate your periods. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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