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Started period a day late. Have severe pain and watery

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Started period a day late. Have severe pain and brown watery discharge. Also diarrhea
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 months ago.

Welcome to just answer. I am here to answer questions for education and information. I will respond shortly with an answer, or a question for you

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 months ago.

I understand your description.

What is your question for us?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Should I seek medical help or just wait and see. I chart my cycle fir the purpose of contraception and am never late.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I am concerned about the chances of pregnancy
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I know I am old for this but my last pregnancy was only 2 years ago
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 months ago.

If you are due, a home pregnancy test is totally accurate, have you done this?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I did one earlier in the week that had a very faint positive. I did one this morning that was negative though. However with my 3rd son I was still testing negative at 9weeks at home but bloods and ultrasound confirmed I was having twins!! So I do not entirely trust hcg urine tests
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
This pain and bleeding has only occured this evening. Normally I would have pain prior to a period. Hence I tested as felt no sign of one. Then this
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 months ago.


A blood test is fool proof.

Actually new kits are as well, but a blood test will not make a mistake.

There are many reasons you can be delayed a day, including infection.

Stress, weight change, hormonal changes, all can to it.

So see your doctor for an exam, have a blood test to rule out pregnancy.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.


This is concerning because it can be any one of several issues.

Temporal mandibular joint syndrome. A form of arthritis in the jaw.

Early trigeminal neuralgia: this is a nerve problem and can become extremely painful. Often a surgical procedure , minor, can relieve it.

The beginning of bells palsy, which can leave the fact paralized on one side.

I would see the neurologist asap.

Let me know if you have more questions.