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A 41-year-old female asked:

Hi, i'm 41 y. in the last 3 months i experience brownish cervical mucus,10 days after my first day of cycle, before my ovulation, my cycle are regular,not heavy,pap smear and vaginal us on march ok

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You may need to: check for a vaginal infection. If there are no other symptoms, such as vaginal itching, discharge, odor, etc. then you may be starting irregular spotting/ periods with your hormone cycle approaching menopause. It could be very early on, or minor spotting may be a fluke. But monitor your symptoms and your irregularity well.p
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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Normal: You may have some ovulation related hormone changes causing spotting. If this does not improve over the next couple of cycle tho, have an exam. This might include an US or biopsy. You could be developing polyps, hyperplasia or a tumor(this is least likely). Most likely treated with progesterone withdrawal but rule out more serious causes first.
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Last updated Jan 8, 2016

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