A 18-year-old member asked:
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is it normal to have a brown discharge before and after your period?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The brown vaginal discharge is usually old red blood cells and tissue that has degraded to that color. It is more prevalent in paients who take oral contraceptives because the lining of the womb(endometrium) is very thin.
Answered on Nov 22, 2015
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Dr. Andrew Blazar
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It can be: It is scant bleeding if this is a change from the usual cycle, it might have another cause but it may be ok to wait a month to find out.

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