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What causes brown vaginal discharge?

On the 28th of September I missed a pill and my boyfriend and I had sex that day. I got my period early on October 6th on a Monday, and I usually start on a Wednesday every 28 days. After my period which was shorter than usual, I have been having a light brown discharge and it s been going on for two weeks. I took a test and it turned out negative, but I don t think I took it at the right time since it was after a period. I have been using the bathroom a lot and I feel dizzy and fatigue, I aslo have cramps.
Wed, 4 May 2016
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Hello,

I can understand your concern. It would have been helpful if you had mentioned the pill you are taking so could understand and explain the consequences of missing one pill.

However, you can take pregnancy test after 2 weeks of unprotected sex to get correct results. First urine of morning is preferred. If you want to test earlier, blood test for pregnancy can be taken in 6-8 days after unprotected sex. You can take test according to this information.

If it comes negative and bleeding doesnt stop, then you might have to visit a gynecologist for physical examination and further investigations to determine the cause of bleeding, like infection, endometriosis etc. Sometimes just a prescription of Tranexamic acid or progesterone synthetic molecule can work and nothing else is needed.

I hope this information helps. Thank you for choosing HealthcareMagic. Take care.

Best,
Dr. Viraj Shah
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What causes brown vaginal discharge?

Hello, I can understand your concern. It would have been helpful if you had mentioned the pill you are taking so could understand and explain the consequences of missing one pill. However, you can take pregnancy test after 2 weeks of unprotected sex to get correct results. First urine of morning is preferred. If you want to test earlier, blood test for pregnancy can be taken in 6-8 days after unprotected sex. You can take test according to this information. If it comes negative and bleeding doesnt stop, then you might have to visit a gynecologist for physical examination and further investigations to determine the cause of bleeding, like infection, endometriosis etc. Sometimes just a prescription of Tranexamic acid or progesterone synthetic molecule can work and nothing else is needed. I hope this information helps. Thank you for choosing HealthcareMagic. Take care. Best, Dr. Viraj Shah