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A 28-year-old female asked:

large amount of creamy/light brown vaginal discharge when using the restroom twice today. what could the cause be?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle and can be a normal sign of the hormonal changes of pregnancy. On the other hand, vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Im having a brown vaginal discharge.?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Be seen: You should have a pelvic exam by your family physician or gynecologist.
A 18-year-old member asked:

I was cramping and then brown vaginal discharge came. What can be the cause of that?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Break through?: It almost assuredly came from inside the uterus, thus the cramps. The uterus cramps when it is in process of flushing or cleansing itself. What is discharged is usually the menstral lining mixed with blood. Other things that the uterus wants to discharge are recent products of pregnancy, a polyp, or fibroid. This is usually accompanied by blood and old blood is brown.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What causes brown vaginal discharge?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Probably old blood: This is probably blood that has been retained from your menses but younshoukdmdiscuss this with your gynecologist for a full evaluation and explanation.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are some common causes of a brown vaginal discharge?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Old blood: Most typically due to old menstrual blood.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when you have light brown vaginal discharge?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not much : It just means that you had some leftover blood in the back of the vagina that is now coming out after you finished your period. Brown just indicates old blood which has been sitting at the back of the vagina for awhile.

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