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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't worry: This brownish discharge is the final remnants of your periods. The final tiny bits of endometrial tissue that are being shed.It should stop soon. If n ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably BV: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of vaginal discharge and odor. It is not a sexually transmitted disease but rather an overgrowth of norma ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dry blood: The brown color in the discharge is probably old blood that can be seen a week after a period. If you start have pain or the discharge smells bad then ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Some of the blood may take longer to be released from the uterus. That is usually not a sign of problems. If your are concerned, see your doctor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: period related discharge can take on many different appearances depending on the amount of mucus that is being secreted from your cervix around the ti ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kushner
Specializes in Gynecology
Pink discharge: It is common for menses to 'tail off" over several days after one thinks that her period has truly ended. Slight pinkish d/c should not be alarming i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Watch: It may just be related to hormone changers before your period, if you are concerned about pregnancy, check a test.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test: If you think you are pregnant then take a home pregnancy test and in minutes you will have your answer. Sounds like you just had a late period which i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zoltan Saary
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
?Follicular activity: Could be totally normal and related to upcoming ovulation and associated hormonal changes!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. In this case, it might be the start of your period.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brown discharge can : Be old blood. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or s ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yep: Could be any of these-get a pregnancy test if you miss your period.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably period: Brown equals old blood. It sounds like that was your period although likely not a normal period for you. It is typical to have an "off" period every n ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phabillia Afflack
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: It is common for the brown discharge to appear at the beginning or the end of a period.
A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Home pregnancy test: If your period is overdue by more than a week, do a home pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. If negative repeat one week later. If you still do ... Read More
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A 45-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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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be hormones : Are off or infection or cervix or uterus problems, you shoukld see your obgyn for an evauation as you should not bleed after your period is over.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Earl
Dr. Jill Earl answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably normal: Sounds like ovulatory discharge, which is normal.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Breakthrough bleeding (brown or red) is common and is typically due to changes in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and your cycle. If it persists ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Brown Blood: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. B/c still has 1% chance of failure. I worry about ectopic pregnancy with the cramping. You need to foll ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Can be clear or whitish.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You might just be: Expelling some last bits of old, deoxygenated blood.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: It can be normal to spot a few days before your period. Thick white discharge is also normal at this stage in your menstrual cycle. If the spotting ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Upt?: Check and get back.
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