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How long does vaginal brown discharge last?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Brown discharge is: Usually related to old, deoxygenated blood being shed from the vagina. How long it lasts depends on the underlying reason for the bleeding..

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A 24-year-old female asked:

What causes vaginal brown discharge?

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Dr. Monica Popov
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood: There could be several possibilities but the most likely is blood. You may have stared spotting but the flow is very light. Consequently the blood can become oxidized in the process and turn from red to brown. The blood could be associated with abnormal uterine bleeding or infection and may need to be evaluated if it persists.

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