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Doctor insights on: Brown Colored Discharge Before Period

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Dark brown (like tar) and dark red discharge, started 6 days before expected period and 7 days after intecourse. What could this be?

Dark brown (like tar) and dark red discharge, started 6 days before expected period and 7 days after intecourse. What could this be?

Old blood: When women see this color discharge it's typically old blood. Nothing to worry about, women have it all the time. Difficult to determine how long it's been in vagina before coming out, could be breakthrough bleeding or could be remainder of bleeding from last period. Regardless, no to worry. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

Brown d/c: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. It could be a sign of implantation. I would get a pregnancy test, and f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Day 8 of period is a stretchy clear/red/brown discharge normal for ending days of a period?

Day 8 of period is a stretchy clear/red/brown discharge normal for ending days of a period?

Normal period: What you are describing is completely within normal limits for the end of a period. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Last period sep12012 having brown almost black discharge since friday just wiped dark dark almost black with a lil red color ?

Last period sep12012 having brown almost black discharge since friday just wiped dark dark almost black with a lil red color ?

Early period: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If you are unsure if you are pregnant then check a test today. ...Read more