Top
30
Doctor insights on: Brown Discharge When I Wipe

Share
1

1
I have dark brown discharge when I wipe, what could be wrong?

I have dark brown discharge when I wipe, what could be wrong?

Many things: The discharge is probably scant old blood. This could be trivial or serious but at age 45, an exam is approprite. ...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


2

2
I have a brown discharge when I wipe my front end. What could this mean?

A few things: Brown discharge usually means old blood is present from the uterus, cervix or vagina. These would be the usual and there could be other unusual reasons. ...Read more

4

4
Sometimes I get a sharp pain in my lower right side then a couple days after ive had brown discharge when I wipe. Could it be a cyst?

Sometimes I get a sharp pain in my lower right side then a couple days after ive had brown discharge when I wipe. Could it be a cyst?

Various causes: An abnormal discharge may indicate infection. If it's pure blood only, there is something wrong with the lining of the uterus (endometrium). Besides pregnancy, this could be dysfunctional bleeding (hormone imbalance), endometriosis is another cause of this kind of bleeding and associated with pain. See a gyn. ...Read more

5

5
I'm about 10 weeks pg and in the past 2 days have noticed a medium-brown discharge when I wipe. I have not had any pain or cramping. What should I do?

I'm about 10 weeks pg and in the past 2 days have noticed a medium-brown discharge when I wipe. I have not had any pain or cramping. What should I do?

Keep your regularly: ...scheduled OB appointment. If the discharge turns bloody, profuse and/or you get pelvic pain or uterine contractions, see your doctor immediately. Fortunately, vaginal secretions that are tinged with "old blood" aren't uncommon in the first trimester and usually don't indicate anything serious. However, it's best to be on the safe side since 2 lives are at stake here. ...Read more

6

6
I'm currently 12 days late for my period but last few days I've ha a brown discharge when I wipe and 2 negative tests? Help please

I'm currently 12 days late for my period but last few days I've ha a brown discharge when I wipe and 2 negative tests? Help please

Ovarian Cyst?: It is possible that you are late for your menses because of an ovarian cyst. I would check with your provider and perhaps get an ultrasound of the pelvis to be sure. ...Read more

8

8
Hi I'm 13 days late on my period and on the 12th day started having brown discharge when I wipe. The brown discharge is very light not like my period.

Hi I'm 13 days late on my period and on the 12th day started having brown discharge when I wipe. The brown discharge is very light not like my period.

Abnormal menses: Hi Rachel,

If you are 13 days late on your period and only experiencing slight, brown discharge, then a pregnancy test would be in order. If irregular periods are what you experience usually then pregnancy is only one of the things that you must exclude. Consulting a physician would be a good thing to do. ...Read more

9

9
For the past 3 nights I have had a slight, brown discharge when I wipe. What could this mean? According to the birth control I am not late.

For the past 3 nights I have had a slight, brown discharge when I wipe. What could this mean? According to the birth control I am not late.

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

10

10
11 days post my period now I'm having brown discharge when I wipe. We are trying for a baby, we had unprotected sex 5 days sense my period. What's up?

11 days post my period now I'm having brown discharge when I wipe. We are trying for a baby, we had unprotected sex 5 days sense my period. What's up?

I would: Recommend that you see your doctor. Could be that you are pregnant and it could mean nothing. Sorry to be light on the details but this is something that is best dealt with by an exam by your dr. ...Read more

14

14
I'm spotting a brown discharge when I wiped it light pink?

I'm spotting a brown discharge when I wiped it light pink?

Get examined by your: Gyn for a pelvic exam. Could be hormonal imbalance, inflammation/infection of vagina, cervix or uterus. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

15

15
I had light brown discharge when I wiped after having sex. What does that mean?

I had light brown discharge when I wiped after having sex. What does that mean?

Blood or other: Just make sure it is not some type of a cream you're using when having sex but brown discharge usually means old blood which if not related to your period or possible early pregnancy, should be further investigated by your doctor for any serious pathology for early cure. ...Read more

17

17
I have irregular periods and starting yesterday morning, I had brown discharge when I wiped. Should I be worried?

I have irregular periods and starting yesterday morning, I had brown discharge when I wiped. Should I be worried?

Talk to your doctor.: The brown discharge is likely old blood/spotting and may be related to your irregular cycles. If you have irregular periods, you should talk to your doctor about this to see if you need medication to get them regulated. ...Read more

18

18
I am on the bc pill and am expected to start my period in 8-10 days and experienced some light red/brown discharge when I wiped, what is this?

I am on the bc pill and am expected to start my period in 8-10 days and experienced some light red/brown discharge when I wiped, what is this?

Breakthrough: It's very common to have some unscheduled bleeding mid cycle while on birth control pills. If it persists, see your doctor about changing pills to a slightly higher estrogen dose. This is safe to do, and will control the breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Oh Dr. Oh
2 doctors agreed:
19

19
I am on birth control and had unprotected sex and had brown discharge when I wiped myself after peeing. What could it be?

Dr. Joseph Oh Dr. Oh
2 doctors agreed:
I am on birth control and had unprotected sex and had brown discharge when I wiped myself after peeing. What could it be?

Vaginitis: The most common causes of vag d/c are bacterial vaginosis (BV), candida vulvovaginitis (yeast infection) and trichomoniasis. Could also be an STD, such as chlamydia. Best to get yourself tested, and to always use condoms in addition to BC to prevent STDs and pregnancy. ...Read more

21

21
8wks pregnant. Had intercourse two nights ago. Brown discharge when I wipe after using the restroom.

8wks pregnant. Had intercourse two nights ago. Brown discharge when I wipe after using the restroom.

1st trimester bled: Dark blood or brown blood is not active bleeding but old bleeding. Could be coming from anywhere, your cervix, the pregnancy, an infection. Are you cramping? At present, make an appointment for your prenatal visit. In the mean time pelvic rest, nothing in the vagina. ...Read more

22

22
I should of have had period around the15th of this but all I have had is very light pink or brown discharge when I wipe could I be pregnant?

I should of have had period around the15th of this but all I have had is very light pink or brown discharge when I wipe could I be pregnant?

I doubt it: Unlikely for you to be pregnant if you are still having a light period. You can always do a pregnancy test to be sure but if you're having no signs of pregnancy then I would at it's unlikely. ...Read more

24

24
I took 2 pregnancy tests before and after taking Plan B now I have brown discharge when I wipe myself what's this mean?

I took 2 pregnancy tests before and after taking Plan B now I have brown discharge when I wipe myself what's this mean?

Brown discharge is: Usually old blood being cleaned out of the uterus. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ...Read more

25

25
I took a pregnancy test before and after taking Plan B & both came out neg now I have brown discharge when I wipe myself, does this mean im pregnant?

A/W Dr. Thanapathy: The brown discharge is likely older blood being cleaned from the uterus. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period. ...Read more

27

27
Today I've been seeing brown discharge when I wipe, could I be pregnant? I'm 4 days from my period...

Always possible: This may be premenstrual spotting which can occur prior to the start of an actual period. If sexually active not using birth control, pregnancy is possible and this may represent implantation from an early pregnancy. ...Read more

29

29
On bc pills for 3 months now and had unprotected sex on 4/12 and 4/24 now im feeling very campy and have medium brown discharge when I wipe pregnant?

Gyn exam: Cannot guarantee that you are not pregnant since bc pills are not 100% effective. Brown discharge should be evaluated by your gyn- could just be old blood or infection. ...Read more