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A 17-year-old female asked:

Dark brown (like tar) and dark red discharge, started 6 days before expected period and 7 days after intecourse. what could this be?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Old blood: When women see this color discharge it's typically old blood. Nothing to worry about, women have it all the time. Difficult to determine how long it's been in vagina before coming out, could be breakthrough bleeding or could be remainder of bleeding from last period. Regardless, no to worry. Best wishes.

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