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Brown vaginal discharge during periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my period is being really weird im getting brown discharge anda little bleeding but not very heavy at all. idk what to do
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
Doctor :   Let meread youq query
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   im 18
Doctor :   Are your periods regular?
User :   kind of. they vary sometimes and they aren't really on a schedule
Doctor :   Are you there?

User :   yes
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this ?
User :   well my period was about a week late and this started yesterday
Doctor :   Ok

User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have a regular cycle, i mean every time the days are fixed that is after 28 to 30 days you have periods or this is the first time?
User :   im not sure i never really paid much attention but no i dont think so
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Did you take any medications?
User :   i have blood pressure pills and i hadn't taken them for a long time and i took one and i think it was bad because after i had a really bad cramp that lasted a few hours
Doctor :   It can be due to the medication and also there may be some infection which could have caused this.

User :   is it bad to leave tampons in too long? can that cause an infection?
Doctor :   Yes tampons can lead to infection.
User :   well last time i was on my period i left one in for a whole day and night. could it be infected?
Doctor :   It can be and might have lead to infection.
Doctor :   I will give you some tips: Doctor :   1) Clean your vagina daily with antibacterial soap and water
Doctor :   2)Mix 2 to 3 tbsp of tea tree oil in half cup of water and clean your vagina daily with this, it helps in curing infection.
Doctor :   3) Do not wear too tight undies, wear loose comfortable cotton.
Doctor :   4)Also you can clean your vagina by mixing apple cider vinegar in water
Doctor :   If all these things do not help you will have to get yourself examined and investigated by a gynecologist.
User :   ok. should i go in and see somebody?
User :   oh haha ok
User :   thank you
User :   how will i know if it doens't work? do i have to wait for my next period?
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Probably if its any infection it would be cured but if you have any other symptoms like burning, itching or any pain then you will have to see.
User :   so an infection can stop a period?
Doctor :   It can alter the hormonal balances and bring some changes.

User :   ok it is a little bit itching and my stomach feels bloated and cramped
Doctor :   Since when are you feeling this stomach bloating?
User :   for like a week
Doctor :   Is the itching in vagina?

User :   yes and around too
Doctor :   For stomach bloating you can take GasX and vaginal itching you can apply Mycelrx 7
User :   ok well thanks so much for yout help i think that is everything
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
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