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A 17-year-old female asked:

Last sex march 3. period 18-23. recently light brown discharged but today i had a small amount of dark brown what could this mean? i'm worried

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Many causes: The menstrual cycle is under numerous influences, both externally (e.g. Stress, weight changes, diet, etc...) and internally (e.g. Pituitary gland, ovaries, adrenal glands, etc...). Additionally, pathology like uterine fibroids and endometrial polyps can also intervene. Sounds like a thorough work-up is in order; espe. Of course, a pregnancy is always a consideration. Get with your ob/gyn asap
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