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is it normal to have brown discharge after your period

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Common: That should not represent a problem. It is pretty common.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't : This is normal... Only worry if you have fever, foul smelling discharge, or severe pain.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be : Brown just indicates old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina waiting to come out. No big deal.
A 47-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. This can be related to hormone imbalances. Take care.
A 36-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.
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Residual / old blood: Not a problem. As blood ages it turns from red to brown to black.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. This may be some residual blood/tissue being shed. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes rednes ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: What you described is normal variation on menstrual cycles. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Discuss : With u pcp.
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