A 21-year-old female asked:
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i am 6 weeks pp an had unprotected sex twice. both times he pulled out. i am breastfeeding and am now getting brown discharge. what is causing this?

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Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brown discharge: If you are breast feeding without supplementing with formula, it is unlikely but possible that you could ovulate while breastfeeding, causing the brown discharge. As you know, "pulling out" is not a reliable birth control measure, as some sperm are released before orgasm in a male. The brown discharge can also come from irritation of the post partum cervix with sex, as it is very delicate.
Answered on Jan 16, 2015
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