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as i understand it<br>
spotting = coagulated blood<br>
brown/black discharge = old blood<br><br>
am i correct?<br><br>
i have read that brown/black discharge in the days before period is old blood from last period. and that it is 'normal'.<br>
but, i can't say it feels very healthy in the long run.<br>
there is no clots anymore, but used to be every month for quite some time.<br><br><br>
are there any direct relations between this and ovarian cysts?<br>
is miscolored discharge really 'normal'? nothing i can do to fix it?<br>
what can you tell me about any of this?<br><br>
(i have no clue, so i dont even know what questions to ask! ... i just want my health back so bad ...)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">as i understand it<br>
spotting = coagulated blood<br>
brown/black discharge = old blood<br><br>
am i correct?<br><br>
i have read that brown/black discharge in the days before period is old blood from last period. and that it is 'normal'.<br>
but, i can't say it feels very healthy in the long run.<br>
there is no spotting anymore, but used to be every month for quite some time.<br><br><br>
are there any direct relations between this and ovarian cysts?<br>
is miscolored discharge really 'normal'? nothing i can do to fix it?<br>
what can you tell me about any of this?<br><br>
(i have no clue, so i dont even know what questions to ask! ... i just want my health back so bad ...)</div>
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"Spotting" usually refers to a small amount of blood from the vagina any time outside of your normal menstrual flow. It can be anything from light pink to dark brown. It may include small clots (congealed blood) or just tiny specks of blood. Blood changes color as it degrades and is exposed to air, so, yes, most older blood is dark brown or even blackish.<br><br>
Usually, ovarian cysts do not cause spotting.<br><br>
For many women, occassional spotting is normal and doesn't require anything to "fix" it. To know whether this is normal for you, you would have to find the cause. I suggest going to an OB if you are concerned about it.<br><br>
Here are some articles you might find useful:<br><br>
- From Beyond Fertility: <a href="http://www.beyondfertility.com/art238.htm" target="_blank">When is Spotting Good or Bad</a><br>
- From Women to Women: <a href="http://www.womentowomen.com/menstruation/irregularperiods.asp" target="_blank">Irregular periods</a><br>
- From eMedicineHealth: <a href="http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.htm" target="_blank">Ovarian Cysts</a><br>
- From MayoClinic.Com: <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cysts/DS00129/DSECTION=2" target="_blank">Ovarian Cysts<br></a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">"Spotting" usually refers to a small amount of blood from the vagina any time outside of your normal menstrual flow. It can be anything from light pink to dark brown. It may include small clots (congealed blood) or just tiny specks of blood.</div>
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aaah. finally it makes sense. (english is not my language).<br><br><br>
thank you. i will read the urls.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">- From Beyond Fertility: <a href="http://www.beyondfertility.com/art238.htm" target="_blank">When is Spotting Good or Bad</a></div>
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"One common cause of spotting several days before the menstrual cycle is due is low progesterone. It’s the hormone progesterone that helps to maintain the uterine lining for pregnancy and when progesterone level drops, the menstrual cycle occurs. In women who are deficient in progesterone, they will see spotting several days to a week before their cycle is due. This can also cause minor infertility and early miscarriage."<br><br>
i better go check my hormones again ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
anyone know how to raise progesterone-level?<br><br>
what is an OB, btw? a gynecologist?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
(theres been so much going on with my body for such a long time, i'm getting quite concerned that i will never be able to get pregnant or give birth ... )
 

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I should have wrote "gynecologist". In the US, gynecologists are also trained in obstetrics (pregnancy and childbirth), and so they are often referred to as "gyn/OB"s for "gynecologists/obstetricians". But you really want a gynecologist. Sorry for the confusion. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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