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Brown Discharge

Every month, the uterus prepares itself for a possible pregnancy by thickening the uterine lining. If conception does not happen, the endometrial lining sheds itself. This is known as normal period bleeding which is usually red. But sometimes, the discharge itself may be dark brown or some may have a brown vaginal discharge just before their periods, during a pregnancy or while they are on the pill. This may be associated with other symptoms as well and is caused by various underlying health conditions which can be reasoned out only by an expert.

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Can drugs influence my menstrual cycle, making it irregular?

Query: Hello doctor,I just had my period for seven days which is normal for me three days ago. These last three days post period I have still been experiencing cramping and brownish discharge along with occasional red blood mixed in with my discharge. I usually only experience cramping before and during my...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. First of all do not worry, as you already got your periods, there is no chance of getting pregnant at all. So I suggest you relax. Bleeding for three days instead of seven days is absolutely normal. Brown discharge an...  Read Full »

I had brown discharge after taking I-pills. Could I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I took two I-pills within a gap of five days between them. My regular period date is towards the middle of every month. On my regular period date, I had a brown discharge twice or thrice a day for five days. This was the exact time cycle of my period. Now, I am concerned about the pos...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You have messed up with the hormonal balance, which may be the reason that you are not getting periods. I-Pill is a high dose of progesterone hormone, which is produced in your body during the second half of the perio...  Read Full »

I am getting a brown discharge after taking an i-pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period was on 24th last month and it went for a regular five days. I had sex on Friday after my period was over, had Ipill the next day. Again had sex on Wednesday, had Ipill on Thursday and from Thursday, I am getting a brown discharge, a little bit of cramps. Am I pregnant? H...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have taken Ipill after sexual relation. So the chance of getting pregnant is very less. The brown discharge could be due to the frequent use of Ipill. Excess Ipill intake is not advisable for health. You can use precaution next time. Your next period might be del...  Read Full »

I had a brown discharge after unprotected sex. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old female, I have very irregular periods. Sometimes they continued for months and sometimes they did not even come. One week back my boyfriend tried to have intercourse with me but it was my first time so it hurt so badly then he stopped. He did not use any contraceptiv...  Read Full »

Dr. Faiza Memon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and I am here to help you. First and foremost I would like to advise you to go with serum B hCG if you do not have periods within a month. Because having irregular periods can put you at risk of pregnancy when not using contraception, (bec...  Read Full »

Is it okay to get light periods after stopping the pill?

Query: Hello doctor, Before every period, I get a light brown discharge with brown cervical mucus for three to four days. After that, the bleeding starts, and then again, there is a brown discharge for two days. When bleeding starts, I use only one pad a day and, even that does not get full. I was on pill...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have to understand that these are hormonal medicines meant for contraception with many side effects.They disturb the hypothalamus, pituitary, and ovarian axis and suppress your periods totally by reducing the endometrial thickness. Now, your cycles are trying...  Read Full »

I am 6 weeks pregnant and experiencing brown discharge. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old female, who is 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I take Gestofit 300 once daily and Fertigyn 5000 twice a week. I am on complete bed rest. I get a slight amount of brown discharge occasionally. Should I panic about miscarriage? I am afraid because I had two miscarriages, one ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi,Welcome to 6 weeks 4 days, you can have a scan, if it is still not done, to confirm the fetal heartbeat, as the baby's heartbeat only can confirm the health of the baby and to see the decidual reaction. Brown discharge only means that it is old blood and implantation bleeding. When...  Read Full »

Why am I having light bleeding at 6 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am six weeks pregnant, this will be my second baby, my first delivery was normal. Last week I had some pain in my lower abdomen. I also had slight bleeding and brown discharge as well. I also visited the doctor. She did an ultrasound and some blood test. The ultrasound report says that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Congratulations on your pregnancy. As your ultrasound scan report is normal and showing intrauterine healthy and viable pregnancy, you should not worry about ectopic pregnancy. Sometimes during pregnancy, mild bleeding and spotting can occur. Take proper rest and Proges...  Read Full »

My partner experienced dark discharge. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had sex a week ago. She was on the birth control implant, implanon, and I used a condom. Today is eight days after the intercourse and I fingered her pretty rough today. I noticed dark-colored discharge on my fingers. But she tells me she is fine because she has the im...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She is fine. Implanon is a very effective method and the failure rate is almost zero. Also, you have used condoms too, so why worry? Usually, the hormone levels of Implanon create thick brownish or maroon secretions from the cervical canal and some do come out of the...  Read Full »

Why am I getting persistent brownish vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not sexually active, but I am getting brown discharge over a month from my last periods. Yesterday my periods started and that is also thick black discharge. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The presence of brownish discharge throughout your cycle indicates a possible progesterone deficiency. You need to get your day 3 and day 21 progesterone levels done. If they are low, then you would have to be placed on cyclical progesterone therapy from day 11 to day ...  Read Full »

My spouse is having intermittent spotting during periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My spouse had a thyroid problem, and before starting her period, she got brown discharge one day before the actual period started. This time, it repeated during her periods. Her period was expected in the second week of the month, and she started a brown spotting a day before. But on th...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I am very sorry about your medical condition. I am here to take care of you. Regarding your spouse's symptoms, she has developed hormone imbalance with irregular menses due to intake of the contraceptive pill...  Read Full »

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