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What does brown vaginal discharge indicate? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Nov-2014
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User:Hi Doc...
Please proceed with your query
User:a 22 yr old female
User:a mother of 2 childern
User:1st is 3 rd old
User:2nd is a yr now
User:After conceiving the second one
User:I did not have periods
User:till now
User:yesterday I had some discharge of dark chocolate color substance
Doctor:I see
Doctor:that sounds like old broken down blood
User:and then since morning there were a couple of times when I had discharge
User:oh ok
User:I am wondering if these are my regular periods
Doctor:have you had a fever, or excessive pain?
User:I had excessive pain in my lower abdomen last weekend
User:and also severe back ache
Doctor:have you been breast feeding the youngest?
Doctor:ok, this is quite normal
User:the discharge I have right now is not really the way it would be in my regular periods
Doctor:your normal cycle is beginning to reassert itself
User:and this is causing me a lot of trouble
User:oh ok
Doctor:Wait, let this cycle finish, the next one will be more normal
User:is there some kind medication I need to take to get it to normal?
Doctor:No, i would just eat healthy and get plenty of rest
User:coz I don't have any discharge for like 36 hrs now
Doctor:the cycle will repeat in a month
Doctor:and will be normal
User:oh ok
User:so nothing to worry on?
Doctor:not at all
User:is there a need to consult any gynac or kinds?
Doctor:if you develop a fever, then you must see a gynac
User:any specific reason to see a gynac if I develop fever?
Doctor:because that old blood may cause an infection
User:oh ok
User:I hope I am not disturbing at this hour
Doctor:no worries
User:thanks for your assistance
Doctor:always happy to help
Doctor:Any other queries?
User:actually 1 more
User:why is the blood in clots form when it bleeds?
User:is that normal or should it be free flowing?
Doctor:well, the problem is when the blood sits for some time, the clots tend to form
Doctor:plus you will probably be bleeding a bit more than normal ince your cycle is restarting
User:oh ok
User:but this time it was just a couple of discharges and then it stopped
User:which made me worry a bit
User:as I did not have periods since 2 yrs
User:there should have been more but not really happening
Doctor:these things are quite normal when your cycle is restarting
User:Thanks Doc
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