I am having light brown discharge for five days after recovering from COVID-19. Is it normal?

Q. Is my light brown discharge for five days, a PMS or a pregnancy symptom?

Answered by
Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 18, 2022

Hi doctor,

I am experiencing light brown discharge for five days. Lower abdominal cramps shifting from left to right and lower back cramps for five to ten days. I have dizziness, sore breasts, and acne too. Are these PMS or pregnancy symptoms or some other health issue?

I had my last intercourse around a month back. He first had an ejaculation then washed his hands and wiped them on a towel before the fingering happened.

I am also having irregular periods for about three years with an average cycle of 47 days.

I was also infected with the COVID-19 virus (omicron variant) on the tenth of this month so I am very confused about what my body is going through.

I am taking flu and cough medicines and vitamin supplements.

Why am I having a light brown discharge for five days?

Are the symptoms I am having normal or are these pregnancy symptoms or just after-effects of COVID?

Do I have a more serious health issue particularly with my reproductive system?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern.

The symptoms you are experiencing are common in both, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and pregnancy but chances of you getting pregnant are less. Although any unprotected sex always carries a risk of pregnancy.

I suggest you calm down. Wait for your periods, if it gets delayed by a week then take a urine pregnancy test.

If the result comes negative and you still do not get your periods then wait for another week, and then repeat the test.

Irrespective of the results this time consult a gynecologist.

An ultrasound of the lower abdomen is suggested. It will reveal if pregnancy is there so get it done before consulting your gynecologist.

It will help her understand the underlying cause of your symptoms.

Hope this helps you.

Feel free to contact me for any further queries.

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