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Ozark, AL
A 21-year-old female asked:

Could brown discharge replace your period for a month? is it normal?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Not normal: It isn't normal to have a small amount of brown discharge for a month, but it isn't uncommon either. A gynecologist can tell you if there is an infection or other cause of discharge.

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Gadsden, AL
A 30-year-old female asked:

I have been having brown discharge for the last past 2 months before my period is this normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Brown = blood: It sounds like you are still having regular cyclic monthly periods. Brown just means old blood. It turns brown when it has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Birth control would help regulate your cycles.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have brown discharge 1 week after your period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have brown discharge before ur period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It can be: Brown discharge may be older, deoxygenated blood. This may be the start of your period. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation.
Canada
A 16-year-old female asked:

Is slightly brown discharge normal a day before your period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, it can: be. Nothing to worry about. Many women get this before menses.
A 18-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have a brown discharge before and after your period?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
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 contraceptives because the lining of the womb(endometrium) is very thin.

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