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    Abnormal prolonged bleeding, discharge & pain
    An_191372 posted:
    started my period on December 1st (a few days early), it's now december 22nd. It started with it's regular moderate flow, then 6-7 days later I started with brown discharge. Which I usually get towards the end, so I figured it was almost over. Only it wasn't. The brown discharge continued for a week, becoming a lot thicker, and, sludgy I guess. The past week my period has alternated between the brown sludge and regular bright red blood, it becomes heavy to light at random. I have pretty bad pain unlike my usual cramps. In my lower back, lower abdomen and hips. Also the tops of my thighs, mainly my left upper thigh. It's a constant dull aching cramping, but very pain-full.

    Please can anyone offer any help, any insight? Also I do not have insurance, so I haven't been to a dr. And I'm in my early 20's. My flow this year has been pretty regular since this summer, coming within a couple of days of the same date each month lasting between 5-7 days.

    Last night the pain became worse, couldn't sleep until 6 am. I've been having sharp pains now too, mainly in my lower left abdomen and lower left back, as well as hip and upper thigh. Please help
    courtneybby1214 responded:
    I have had similar problems with some of those. As for the period problems, that happens to me all the time, going from brown and thick to normal and red. It just happens sometimes I think. As for the pain, I'm pretty sure that has something to do with your kidneys. In December I had had discomfort urinating, then a few days later had excrutiating pain in my lower abdomen and lower back. When I went to the doctor I found out that my trouble urinating was due to a kidney infection, and that might affect your period too. Unfortunately the only solution to the kidney infection was antibiotics perscribed by the doctor in the emergency room. I hope this was of some help.

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