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Question: brown vaginal discharge and cramps, no period

 mcadtdpicc - Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:49 pm

Hi, I'm 20 years old, and have been experiencing menstrual cramps and have a brownish colored discharge, but do not have my period. I'm not due for my period until in a couple of days. I am sexually active, and am taking oral contraceptives. Is it normal for me to have serious cramps, but no period?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:24 am

User avatar It is not abnormal. Brown discharge usually indicates old blood and this is your body's way of doing housekeeping, taking care of the uterus. I can't say exactly why you are cramping but it can also be normal. If it gets worse or you have other symptoms, you should see your doctor.

Good luck

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