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Brownsville, TX
A 24-year-old female asked:

I have a dark brown discharge after my period is that ok ?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Brown equals old blood. If this is right after your period then you are just passing some of the blood that has been siting at the back of the vagina.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why do I have brown discharge 15days after my period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. This may be break through bleeding related to an imbalance of hormones. Take care.
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Thick brown discharge before my period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. In this case, it might be the start of your period.
Houston, TX
A 27-year-old female asked:

Before and after my period I am having brown discharge?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Can be normal: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process
A 25-year-old female asked:

What is the brown discharge at then end of my period ?!

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Old blood: Brown equals old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Very normal.
A female asked:

Why do I have brown discharge a week before my period?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Sekine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Premenstrual d/c: It can be very normal. Prior to your period there can be some change in your hormone levels which would cause the lining of your uterus to break down earlier than your normal period.

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