Q. Are missed periods, nausea, and brown or white discharge symptoms of pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Uzma Arqam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 27, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have missed my period for two weeks now, but I have had brown discharge on and off for the past week. Yesterday and today, I had a white and thick discharge. I also feel nauseous at times. I took two pregnancy tests, but both were negative. I have also taken at least 1 to 1.5 grams of vitamin C in the past five days. Am I experiencing nausea because of pregnancy or overdosage of vitamin C? Also, is my discharge a sign of pregnancy or a normal discharge when my period is near?



Welcome to

I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.

Your past medical, gynecological, obstetrics, and drug history is missing here. In very early pregnancy, urine pregnancy tests and transvaginal or abdominal scans are confusing actually. It is better to have serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), a blood pregnancy test to check your pregnancy status. What was vitamin C prescribed for, and why was it taken in grams in recent five days?

I suggest you have one vaginal swab as well to exclude sexually transmitted diseases. The brown discharge could be due to pelvic infection, or it could be mild bleeding or spotting. If you have been treated for any disease, it is better to have full treatment. Normal vaginal secretions could increase at ovulation, fertilization, excitement, or implantation.

I hope this has answered your query.

Kind regards.

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