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I have brown discharge since Wednesday it kind of stop today.

By January 16, 2015 - 6:11pm
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It's a mix of brown and reddish when it wipe my self. Today I woke up and seen a small stain in my underwear of brownish red discharge. of I took 2 EC pills last month and I am currently on birth control since August never missed a pill. I have a pad on but I don't have anymore discharge this morning. When I wipe sometimes. Should I be worried? Was this brown discharge spotting my period.?Also yesterday when I wiped my self I seen brown and reddish discharge.

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Hi faith,
So I seen a doctor today and told her the whole story I asked for a pregnancy test she told me I don't need it that I'm ok. She said my body is confuse because I told her I'm still cramping and I'm on my third week 6pack of pills. She said she doesn't knows what could happen she said I could have a late period, or be spotting. She told me that if I don't take any more EC that my cycle will get back to normal.

January 21, 2015 - 7:52pm

Thank you Amy.

January 21, 2015 - 7:48pm

Thank you. Is because this is new to me I never had a period that was just brown.

January 18, 2015 - 10:33pm
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January 21, 2015 - 3:20pm

Is it normal that I'm cramping even though I only been having brown discharge with some reddish sometimes but mostly brown.

January 18, 2015 - 8:51pm
Guide (reply to Marrie)

Yes, this is also normal because your body is still going through its menstrual cycle even though you do not see the regular amount of bleeding.


January 18, 2015 - 10:08pm

The reason I'm very stressed out is because I never had a period or spotting that was dark brown or just brown with some clots. I will try and not worry. I have a doctors appointment on Wednesday I will mention this also to my doctor. I just worry so much.

Thank you for answering my questions I really appreciate it.

January 18, 2015 - 12:14am

Thank you faith,
If it doesn't changes color could this be consider a period? If it stays brown or sometimes brownish red. By the way I've been on lutera since August 2014. And I will try my best not to worry and continue taking my pills.

January 17, 2015 - 10:51pm
Guide (reply to Marrie)

Yes, it can still be considered a light period.  I also want to mention that stress can cause your body to have irregular periods.  I suggest that you relax, and allow your body to find a hormonal balance.  

Having light periods, or even missing periods is not dangerous and cannot harm your body.  The only time an irregular period is harmful is if you have heavy periods closer than 28 days apart.  


January 17, 2015 - 11:06pm

Hello Marrie,

You can take a deep breath.  Everything you are describing is normal.  Your period usually begins brown because the oldest blood is discharged first, then as your period progresses is changes color because the blood becomes more "fresh" for lack of a better word.  

The emergency contraceptive and birth control give the body hormones that prevent pregnancy and those hormones in turn regulate your period.  What you are experiencing is a normal progression of a light period.  There is nothing to worry about.

Let us know if you have any more questions.


January 17, 2015 - 10:22pm
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