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What is brown discharge after period caused by?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you're ready to start your next expected period. If i's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

What is the cause of brown discharge before and after period?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Old blood: Blood turns brown. Cut your finger-red blood. Scab-brown. You are viewing last few drops that turned brown.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of heavy brown discharge?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation.
A 34-year-old member asked:

I have brown discharge after period, is it normal?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation.
North Beach, MD
A 25-year-old female asked:

What is the cause of brown discharge?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Brown discharge: is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus.
A 38-year-old female asked:

Brown discharge a day after period?

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Dr. Edwin Anselmi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably normal: One day of brown spotting after a period is normal. It should not be black discharge and should not be heavy. Multiple days of tail end brown bleeding is not normal but may still be difficult to diagnose and treat.

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