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Constant Brown Spotting

By April 23, 2009 - 5:06pm
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I have had brown spotting for about 5 years now, but I have a normal period every month. For about a week after my period I have no spotting, but after that I have constant brown spotting until my next period. I have told my doctor about this and he doesn't really even acknowledge it. I was going to the health clinic when I first started experiencing this and they would keep changing my birth control pills to see if it helped and it didn't. I have gone off the pill for years and that didn't help either. Also just thought that I would mention that I get a lot of headaches, I am tired a lot and I have a lowe sex drive in case it could be connected.

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I've experienced brown spotting they thought it wa a fistula but it turned out to be a lost tampon blocking my cervix dispensing old blood, that's where the brown discharge was coming from. They removed it and problem solved.

September 11, 2017 - 9:51am
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Does anyone actually have an advice of how to stop this?

October 19, 2014 - 2:59pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Is it normal for women at younger ages to do this? I am 17 and I just wanted to know if this is normal, or if I should get this checked out. I am not sexuall active, and my periods are highly irregular, and I'm highly active. I would just like to know how to decrease or prevent this... Or at least know what is going on. I would like to save my money, and underwear. Lol

March 15, 2016 - 11:28pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous,

Considering your age, history of "highly irregular" periods and constant brown vaginal spotting, you really must schedule an appointment with a gynecologist.


March 16, 2016 - 8:37am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hi I am 46 had my tubes tied 2yrs. Ago but I am having vaginal dark blackish spotting. Throughout the mobth and and a result period. I am scared

September 15, 2017 - 8:49am
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I am 48 years young with 2 children ages 25 and 22. I just started having this problem about 2 years ago, it started with head aches and very heavy periods. That's when I started taking IBUPROFEN every day, and it's getting worse. I just read about other women taking ibuprofen and having the same problems. I'm going to get off of ibuprofen and suffer the cramps and discomfort and see if it makes a difference . I sure hope so. I'm very frustrated about all the extra wiping and extra tampons, and the money I could be using to buy new clothes :) :)

October 13, 2014 - 8:00pm
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I'm just wondering if any of you used a Nuva Ring as a form of birth control? I did for about 10 years and I wonder if it has caused this problem for me. I'm 47 and am sure I haven't miscarried at this point in my life so it couldn't be that for me.

August 27, 2014 - 6:33pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I started NuvaRing and it wasn't until then the spotting began. It's been 2 years and the spotting has not stopped. Every now and then, the only time there isn't spotting is a week after my cycle ends.
I've been back and forth, to different gynecologists doing different exams, birth control. ..no luck.

January 10, 2015 - 9:52pm
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I had brown spotting after a miscarriage 2 years ago. After 4 months of it, I reluctantly got the Mirena inserted. After two months, the spotting stopped!!!!! However, I'm now ready to try again so I got the Mirena removed. I got one normal period after 2 months and when my second period should have came, I got the dreaded brown spotting :(
So, if you don't want to get pregnant, try Mirena, if you do...I wish I hada solution. Good luck ladies!

July 15, 2014 - 9:38am
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I am concerned because I am having similar problem. I've never been pregnant and have never been on birth control. in about 2 years ago I've been having a constant period and it won't go away sometimes it stops for maybe 2 or 3 days but it comes right back on. Sometimes it's a heavy flow and sometimes it's really light in other times it comes down a dark brownish color and I'm really concerned because I'm only 22 and I really want kids and I don't know if it's because I'm infertile or what the cases I'm just concerned and I really want to know because I would love to have children someday and I really hope this isn't gonna cause me not to have any

November 14, 2012 - 11:28pm
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