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A 16-year-old female asked:

What does light brown discharge instead of blood mean during first few days of period while on the pill?

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Blood: Your period consists of blood and tissue from the lining of the uterus. The blood can be red, light brown or dark brown. Brown discharge is usually a sign of older tissue/blood. This is normal as long as it is not associated with other symptoms such as itching, burning, fever....
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