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Brown Discharge

About "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.

Related Terms: Implantation Bleeding, Beta Hcg, Spotting, Urine Pregnancy Test, Vaginal Discharge, Hormonal Imbalance, Oral Contraceptive Pill

Recently Answered Questions


Is brown discharge during pregnancy a reason to panic about miscarriage?
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. R Balakrishnan Menon
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 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 bleedin...  Read Full »
 
Could vaginal brown discharge be a sign of cervical cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old and I am sexually active for about four years now. For some 2 to 2.5 years, I am getting an occasional brown vaginal discharge, when I masturbate. Not a lot, just enough to cover my fingers. It does not happen all the time. There is no other pain or symptom associated w...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dark brown vaginal discharge that you are experiencing, especially after masturbation and usually in the second half of the cycle is often due to luteal phase defect which indicates progesterone deficiency. So, it is suggested that you should get your serum prog...  Read Full »
 
Why am I having brown discharge after sex?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a female 44 years old. After sex, there is a brown discharge. It only happens at that time. There is no other discharge after that. Is it something to panic about? I am taking BP medication Nebicad H and Thyronorm for thyroid.  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called post-coital bleeding especially occurring in form of darkish brown mucoid secretion mixed discharge or often in form of spotting and usually accompanied with pain. The most common cause of such complaints is usually cervical erosions or cervicitis whic...  Read Full »
 
Why do I have brown discharge before getting periods?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a brown discharge, and my dates came. What is that brown discharge?  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are getting brown discharge regularly before getting periods, it is harmless. This is a normal phenomenon, which occurs due to hormonal changes. Similar hormone changes may occur during early pregnancy, and one may get such brown discharge, but there will be no p...  Read Full »
 
Why do I have brown discharge with mucus before four days of periods?
Query: Hello doctor, A year before, I was getting regular periods. One day before period, I used to get spotting then bleeding for five days. I was on birth control pills. A year ago, I stopped the pills. So from nine months, I am having brown discharge with mucus before four days of periods, then bleedin...  Read Full »
Dr. Sujata Mittal
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned for how long you took the birth control pills. There are many adverse effects of the pills, which women are not aware of and the doctors are also not telling. This is a side effect of the pills, as pills stop ovulation totally. If one tries t...  Read Full »
 
Why am I having black or brown discharge instead of my periods?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have to get my periods this week. But I am getting black or brown discharge. Is this normal?  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is known as irregular shedding. It is caused due to stress-induced hormonal imbalances during a cycle. You have to do an ultrasound pelvis to check endometrial thickness. If the endometrial thickness is less than 8 mm, then you can have a progesterone deficiency. It ...  Read Full »
 
I am having brown discharge with terrible smell close to my past period. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I started my period 15 days back. And it ended a week later. Today (five days after it ended), I had some brown discharge (this was about 11 hours ago). And this is gonna sound really weird but when I was in the shower (11 hours later) I stuck my finger up there and when I pulled my f...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The presence of smell and bleeding with discharge after your menses have stopped, indicates a possibility of cervicitis with bacterial vaginosis (infection). If you are sexually active then the chances of contracting infection are higher. You shall require a per spec...  Read Full »
 
Why is there spotting and brown discharge with clots in a six weeks pregnant woman?
Query: Hi doctor, Now I am six weeks pregnant. I had two miscarriages before. I have some spotting and brown discharge with clots seen continuous from the fifth week to now. Two days before I went for scanning and a perfect heartbeat was seen, no subchorionic hemorrhage was there. But still, small spottin...  Read Full »
Dr. Neha Singh Rathod
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please take Progesterone supplements and adequate rest. Avoid having sex and lifting heavy weights, or bumpy drives. If properly treated and taken good supplements, miscarriage will be prevented. Trisomy and chromosomal anomalies can be detected by 12 to 13 weeks and fo...  Read Full »
 
Since taking birth control shot, I have brown discharge. Will it ever go away?
Query: Hello doctor,I started Depo three months ago because the pill was leading to yeast infections. But every day since taking the shot birth control, I have had a brown discharge that feels like is causing another yeast infection. Will the discharge ever go away? What should I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Depo (Medroxyprogesterone) may cause a yeast infection. Other few conditions Iike stress, antibiotics, weak immune system, high blood sugar, hormonal imbalance and pregnancy may aggravate the condition. So, I suggest you use candid-B V gel (Clotrimazole vaginal...  Read Full »
 
Why did I have blood clots and brown discharge during periods?
Query: Hello doctor, The period was two days late. When it started, it was watery. Then on the second day, it had some clots. Then it thinned up again and ended with brown blood. Why?  Read Full »
Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? The possibilities for this periods are: For normal bleeding, you need a normal hormonal support to the endometrium, ovulation and the proper and complete bleeding. But, in your history I note your BMI (body mass index) is very high, Your expected...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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