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Brown discharge before and after period

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Old blood: Blood turns brown. Cut your finger-red blood. Scab-brown. You are viewing last few drops that turned brown.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Brown = Blood: A normal period lasts seven days or less. If you're having old brown blood before and after your period, then it's probably lasting more than seven da... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Old blood: mixed with vaginal and cervical mucus. I suggest a warm water douche and monitor you menstrual cycles. If you are having unprotected intercourse, I su... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Very common: After your period some blood remains in the back of the vagina and then slowly comes out. Consider starting birth control to decrease the length of yo... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The brown vaginal discharge is usually old red blood cells and tissue that has degraded to that color. It is more prevalent in paients who take oral c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Adler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
May be normal: Many women experience abnormal bleeding during the 1st several months after starting an oral contraceptive. Make sure you take your pill at the same t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Probably not: The brown discharge is most likely part of your period. It is unrelated to the Nexplanon you had in 2014. Best wishes!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When i... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Brown = blood: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Anselmi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably normal: One day of brown spotting after a period is normal. It should not be black discharge and should not be heavy. Multiple days of tail end brown bleedi... Read More

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