It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Sexual Health - Women Message Board

Faint brown discharge with stringy bits

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-27-2004, 09:14 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3
Sanskrit HB User
Faint brown discharge with stringy bits

I had not had sex since August, and I had a normal period on time in September. My period is due in a couple of days, and I had sex a few days ago, unprotected but my boyfriend did not ejaculate inside me. He never has. We did not have sex between August and a few days ago (long distance relationship). The day after I had sex with him, I thought my period was starting, and I expected it, but it was only a little very light brown stain on the paper when I wiped. That was yesterday. Today I noticed small bits of brownish stringy stuff. It looks a little like the dark clotty bits that are normally in my period, only smaller and sort of shriveled.

I very seriously doubt that I am pregnant, as my boyfriend and I are very careful when we have intercourse, but I have never had a discharge like this before. I feel very much like I normally do before a period, and I have no breast tenderness. Is this possibly a shedding of old blood left from my last period brought on by intercourse? There is no pain, no smell, and no burning or itching, and I feel fine. I have, however, been stressed out lately because of my college midterms. Anyone have an opinion? I intend to wait a few days to make sure I get my period but I would like to rule out pregnancy completely even though I know it is highly unlikely.

Thank you for your comments!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 10-28-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 74
db2kp HB User
Re: Faint brown discharge with stringy bits

Did you ever get checked for this problem that you described?

I don't want to alarm you, but that happened to me into the second month of my pregnancy. There were no symptoms for me, just thought that my period was late, no sensitive breasts, nothing. Just tired, and irritable around cigarette smoke, and I couldn't drink much alcohol, (only about 2 and 1/2 beers).
Check it out, just in case.

Old 10-28-2004, 12:07 PM   #3
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3
Sanskrit HB User
Re: Faint brown discharge with stringy bits

The discharge has only started about two days ago. I don't usually drink and I don't smoke, and I have not noticed a change in my sensitivity to anything. The discharge happened the day after sex with my boyfriend, and I've read on medical message boards like this one that it can occur from damage to the cervix from intercourse. I have not yet tested but will do so tomorrow morning. I seriously hope I am not pregnant, as I am in the middle of college getting two degrees, and I don't want to give that up yet.

Thank you for your post, I'll check it out.

Anyone else?

Old 10-28-2004, 12:19 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 265
loralei HB User
Re: Faint brown discharge with stringy bits

I get that sometimes. But it should always be accompanied by a normal period either before or after.

Old 10-29-2004, 10:21 PM   #5
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3
Sanskrit HB User
Re: Faint brown discharge with stringy bits

Okay, it's now Friday and I've been having this discharge since Tuesday. It's now dark brown with larger clots that definitely look like old blood. Is this what people have experienced? I took a pregnancy test today and it was Negative, and like I said, I had a full blown period in September. I feel bloated and slightly crampy like a regular period. I also have a history of not getting my period in the past for a few months, for which my obgyn put me on BC pills. I have gone off the pills, and have been off for a year. Could this be my amenorhea recurring? Or have other people experienced symptoms like mine before their period?

Old 11-01-2004, 02:43 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
Alex6657's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 632
Alex6657 HB User
Re: Faint brown discharge with stringy bits

I've asked my doctor about this...I've had the same problem on several occasions while taking birth control pills. It is just "older" blood and tissue and nothing to worry about.

I've been on Depo-Provera for the last three years and have not had a period at all since my third shot (it's been oh so wonderful ).

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Yellow discharge. HPV? Side affects from going off Birth Control wiakor Women's Health 2 04-28-2010 10:51 PM
Unstable Brown Discharge, Missed Birth Control... Could I be pregnant.? Kisatchie Pregnancy-Teen 1 02-28-2009 07:20 AM
bloody brown discharge between periods amas2008 Women's Health 0 11-19-2008 08:37 AM
Brown discharge. ament Pregnancy 2 08-02-2008 01:39 PM
Brown Discharge Worrybucket Women's Health 3 02-06-2008 08:53 AM
White stringy bits in my mouth jennabhelpme Ear, Nose & Throat 2 01-29-2008 05:30 PM
Period Strange after my Pregnancy in Dec....Brown Discharge? manchak99 Women's Health 0 03-26-2007 09:27 AM
light brown discharge? emmasith Women's Health 1 10-17-2005 11:31 PM
31 to 32 weeks pregnant with some brown discharge Cindy_S74 Pregnancy 2 10-17-2003 08:43 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:42 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!