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brown discharge before and after period

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May be the start ;: End of period with shedding of older, deoxygenated blood as the uterus is being cleaned out.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 26-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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Discharge: sounds very normal
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Adler
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: The brown discharge is most likely part of your period. It is unrelated to the Nexplanon you had in 2014. Best wishes!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The periods can vary with time and the bleeding can start or stop that way.

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