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   Posted 2/10/2010 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
So I guess there is no "polite" way to put this...all of a sudden I have a dark brown extremely foul smelling discharge (warned ya!!) I've done some reading and found it could be 1 of 3 things...1. old blood, 2. an infection, and 3. a couple people who have lupus have said they have experienced the same thing but usually means they have an infection and they happen quite frequently. Well due to the weather I am unable to get a hold of anyone unless I use the emergency line which I don't think this constitutes an emergency. So I guess my question to all of you is again....have any of you experienced anything like this before? I am so happy that I have found this forum and am able to ask these questions before I bring them up with my docs...if I ever get to see one but that is a different story all of its own. Again, I appreciate the your responses...hope you all are doing well!!!

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   Posted 2/10/2010 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never experienced this and would call the emergancy line because if it is an infection it could turn serious fast.
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   Posted 2/10/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ArticKat,
Do you have any pain in your pelvic area or lower back? When I had my daughter 26 years ago I started having a dark brown discharge a few months later. I also had low back pain and pelvic pain. When I did have a period, which were very light, it felt like my insides were going to fall out when I stood up.

I had endemetriosis inside my uterus. I hope you can get in tough with your doctor soon and get an appointment. You could have an infection that is easily treated.

Keep us updated and take care. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


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   Posted 2/10/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi hun, while I would not blow it off and hope for the best I would also point out that yes it is true that lupus and infections seem to be chronic. I had an infection 3 months ago and it took being on meds at least 4 times before it was gone and stayed gone. (for now). Every time I got over one round of antibiotics I started running a fever. I didn't have the color and such that you mentioned but not all infections are the same. Until you can get in to a doctor I would suggest talking to a pharmcist. They know an awful lot and could probably sugest somthing to at least try over the counter.
good luck and don't let it go to long.
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