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What causes brown discharge if periods are late by six days?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


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Posted on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 in Women's Health
Question: Hi,
I am 4 days late for my period. 6 days prior to being due I had a brown discharge only when I wiped after using the toilet. This s lasted for 5 days. Not sure what if I class this as my period. I have taken hpt with negative result. Not sure where to go from here. I have never had issues with my period before.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Can be hormonal disturbance.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The mild brown discharge that you had cannot be called a period. The delay in periods with a negative pregnancy test can be due to a hormonal disturbance. Having hormonal pills after consulting your gynecologist will help in having a withdrawal bleeding.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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