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Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

No: Brown discharge suggests light bleeding that is not normal years after menopause. You need a complete exam, possibly ultrasound and biopsy of the linning of the uterus. ...Read more

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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I have just started a post menopausal brown discharge - 6 months ago I was checked out and cleared after a bleed and the investigations were all clear?

I have just started a post menopausal brown discharge - 6 months ago I was checked out and cleared after a bleed and the investigations were all clear?

Probably but...: Not a bad idea to revisit your dr. And consider an ultrasound and perhaps another endometrial biopsy - in office. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 70 years old, not sexually active, post menopause (age 50) and have a brownish discharge. Should I go to urgent care or my primary doctor?

I am 70 years old, not sexually active, post menopause (age 50) and have a brownish discharge. Should I go to urgent care or my primary doctor?

Go see ur pcp: Postmenopausal bleeding or spotting is not normal and should be evaluated it is not an emergency so I would not recommend going to an urgent care center or ER. See your PCP or someone with expertise in Gyn and assessment of postmenopausal spotting or discharge. ...Read more

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I'm 56 year old post menopause almost 16 years ago and lately im discharging a clear color no smell just a little and sometimes more and light yellow?

I'm 56 year old post menopause almost 16 years ago and lately im discharging a clear color no smell just a little and sometimes more and light yellow?

Several causes: Bacterial vaginosis and yeast are the two most common vaginal infections. Both can look yellow. Sexually transmitted diseases like trichomoniasis, chlamydia and gonorrhea are also possibilities. Some postmenopausal women have some discharge from vaginal atrophy. Urinary incontinence is also common and can appear to be discharge. Yellow discharge is not normal and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Missed my period, instead one week of brown discharge I'm 17 is it menopause or what could it be?

Missed my period, instead one week of brown discharge I'm 17 is it menopause or what could it be?

Menses.: Not menopause. The brown discharge may just be an atypical period. Missed periods can occur for many reasons to include: pregnancy, markedly low or high weight, endurance exercising, travel, stress, anovulatory cycle, use of BCP etc. ...Read more

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I am 56 year old female. (Post menopause) l have had brown blood after sex. Should l the wait and see if it happens again or go to my gyn?

Gyn visit: Post menopausal bleeding should always be evaluated. In many cases there's nothing wrong but in some cases it could indicate a serious problem. An exam, ultrasound and possibly a endometrial biopsy should be done ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light brown discharge after menopause? It's been 4 years since my last period

Is it normal to have light brown discharge after menopause? It's been 4 years since my last period

No.: Any bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated. Postmenopausal bleeding can be an early sign of uterine cancer. It is not likely that it is cancer but the only way to be sure is to see your doctor. Typically you will have a pelvic ultrasound and maybe a biopsy of the inside of the uterus. I would not ignore any bleeding after menopause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I missed my period& haven't have sex in 3 months& instead of my period I've have brown discharge for about a week, im I going through menopause, I'm 17?

I missed my period& haven't have sex in 3 months& instead of my period I've have brown discharge for about a week, im I going through menopause, I'm 17?

Period: I am assuming from reading this that you have missed only one period. Brown discharge is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. If this is the timing of your period normally - this might actually be your period. I certainly do not think there is a chance that this is menopause. ...Read more

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Brown discharge after menopause, breast cancer taking aromasin (exemestane) and have lower back pain?

Let gynecologist: Know because sometimes brown discharge can be older, deoxygenated blood. Although it could be benign- don't expect bleeding after menopause. Take care. ...Read more

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Saw brown discharge, what does that mean?

Saw brown discharge, what does that mean?

Female?: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge. What does that mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing light brown discharge?

I have been experiencing light brown discharge?

Discharge.: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a brown discharge before pierod?

Yes: Yes, this happens frequently for women. Typically doesn't mean anything other than there was some old blood in the vagina or cervix that came out before period started. ...Read more

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Would you count this brown discharge as cycle day 1?

Brown d/c: Yes. But check if your cycle is on schedule, May need HCG or sonogram if not, because may be miscarriage or variant period, polyp, fibroid or infection. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 10 weeks with no pain should I worry?

If you have: Experienced a brown discharge for ten weeks, this merits medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about brown discharge?

Perhaps: Brown discharge is usually scant old blood. At age 48-particularly if it persists-exm to determine the source is appropriate. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have reddish brown discharge?

Reddish brown: Discharge may be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had brown discharge for almost 2 weeks. Is that normal?

I've had brown discharge for almost 2 weeks. Is that normal?

No: See your GYN for a pelvic examination and evaluation of the discharge (bacterial culture and sensitivity). Although this sounds like old menstrual blood mixed with cervical and vaginal mucous, you must be examined. ...Read more

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I would like to know why I am having such heavy dark brown discharge?

I would like to know why I am having such heavy dark brown discharge?

Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I had brown discharge for 2 weeks and now it stopped. What's that mean?

I had brown discharge for 2 weeks and now it stopped. What's that mean?

This was likely: Older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the vagina. This is usually associated with hormonal imbalances. If it becomes a trend, would consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Been haveing a brown discharge for a while no pain no frecq uraition and no with sx?

Get examined: If you are having a discharge which is new, you should be checked out, there are several diseases that this may be the only symptom. ...Read more

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Is dark brown discharge normal when ovulating?

Is dark brown discharge normal when ovulating?

Not unusual: Ovulation is an inflammatory process. The inflammatory chemicals (prostaglandins) may cause some instability in the uterine lining resulting in spotting. This would show up as a brownish discharge. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more