Brown Discharge Question

  1. I had a miscarriage in Feburary when I was 9wks pregnant. Instead of having the "normal" (in quotations as normal is always different for each individual) hiatus of periods for a few weeks, I began having periods every two to three weeks. Needless to say this was a bit exhausting for me. This go round I have not had the "normal" period but only a brown discharge. I do realize this can be common with implantation but this has been going on for around 4 days and most sites say it only lasts a couple of days. And having the periods so close and frequent has completely left me at a loss as to predicting ovulation. Can anyone give any imput on this for me? I would appreciate it greatly and thank you ahead of time for any help.
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  3. by   Aneroo
    I see this was your first post? Are you a nurse, student, etc? Or are you trying to get medical information? -Andrea
  4. by   utterlyconfused
    I am trying to get information. I have searched and searched and thought that perhaps I could find information here that might be able to help me. I did take nursing when I was younger. But I am not in the nursing field at this time and this is quite beyond anything I learned at that time.
  5. by   hikernurse
    Quote from utterlyconfused
    I had a miscarriage in Feburary when I was 9wks pregnant. Instead of having the "normal" (in quotations as normal is always different for each individual) hiatus of periods for a few weeks, I began having periods every two to three weeks. Needless to say this was a bit exhausting for me. This go round I have not had the "normal" period but only a brown discharge. I do realize this can be common with implantation but this has been going on for around 4 days and most sites say it only lasts a couple of days. And having the periods so close and frequent has completely left me at a loss as to predicting ovulation. Can anyone give any imput on this for me? I would appreciate it greatly and thank you ahead of time for any help.
    First, I'm really sorry you're having to go through this. I've lost babies before and it is really devastating . Take time to grieve.

    I'm not a nurse yet, but did have a similar experience. I lost a baby in January (not this year) and had bleeding off and on until the end of April (I ended up conceiving again in mid-May). It took a long time for the rest of the tissue to be expelled. It was not alot of fun, but did eventually resolve. I hope things go well for you.
  6. by   utterlyconfused
    Thank you for your reply. And I agree it does take time. I think the biggest thing at the moment is the lack of having any idea what my body is up to. It is hard to keep up with the everything that goes on during a time like this. My main concern is not doing anything that could be a harm if what I think is bleeding occuring from the explution of tissue may end up being bleeding because of implantation since I am not practicing any form of birth control of course. I certainly do not want to take say...an allergy pill or whatnot that could be detrimental. But then again, you cannot totally go everyday completely on guard for something that may not even be a concern. I do thank you for answering. You have helped.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I have had five pregnancy losses myself, so my heart does indeed go out to you. I have a feeling you "might" be pregnant again, have you tested? Each time I got pg, (and the baby "stayed") I had a brownish weird "period" when it was expected and then missed the rest. I urge you to at least take a test to find out. It could be you are pg again, or it could be your uterus "cleaning house" for the next time. I hope you get what you wish; I know how sad and even devastating pregnancy loss can be, esp early, when few knew you were pregnant and even fewer understand how it makes you feel.

    I actually became pregnant less than 3 months after a prior loss once, so it CAN and DOES happen, even in the absense of what you term "normal cycles". To say I was a bit shocked was quite an understatement.

    If you ever need to talk, PM me. Meantime please test to ensure whether you are pregnant or not. Either way, I sincerely wish you the best and hope what you wish comes true.
  8. by   utterlyconfused
    Thank you. I have been considering testing for the past two days now. I do wish to find out but then again I am not sure I do. Hence the hesitation. I keep thinking ...ok the real period will start any time now. And naturally since the last miscarriage I do not want to get too excited if I find out that I am just incase something goes wrong again. The other reason being other than just a slight bit of nausea which could be anything I have had no other symptoms. But, I will go today and get that test just to make sure.Waiting around is only causing stress too. Thank you for your help.
    Last edit by utterlyconfused on Apr 25, '05
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I totally understand your hesitation and mixed feelings/fears, believe me. I have been there. I am glad you are going to test. At least that way, you know for sure if you are pg or not. That is your first step in deciding what you need to do next. Whatever the outcome, and whatever you want, I hope it all goes well. Let us know, if you are inclined, how you are doing, ok?

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