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Dark brown discharge.

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Two weeks before I was suppose to start my period, I started bleeding. And it isnt your regular red blood, it's very dark brown, and almost chunky. I had no stomach cramps or pain. I am suppose to start my period this week and I'm still bleeding off/on the dark brown blood. Is this just old blood that's been in there for awhile and decided to come out? My friends have been mentioning pregnancy or a miscarriage...? Has anyone else had this problem? I'd appriciate any input!!!
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replied January 14th, 2013
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the abnormal/altered bleeding during, midcycle time that you describe without further evaluation. Usually midcycle bleeding is associated with ovulation bleeding, hormonal imbalances, etc. Bleeding earlier than expected period time could be implantation bleeding if you have been sexually active around ovulation time. If bleeding has been abnormal and persistent, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you control the bleeding and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



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