Chocolate Discharge - Help!

Patient

Q: I got my period on the 3rd of January and it ended on the 9th. On the 17th I started to get brown discharge when I wiped. The following days, the discharge became heavier and stained my underwear. The discharge was a dark brown chocolate color. This has lasted for about a week now. I am not supposed to start my period for another week or so. Could this be implantation bleeding? Should I be concerned and seek a doctor immediately? I am also sexually active but not on any birth control. Please Help!

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