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Brown Vaginal Discharge Between Periods
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
Old blood: Blood turns brown when it oxidizes - so just means old blood when you have brown discharge. ...Read more
It might be a period: Your first period might just be a little brown mucous without red blood. Make sure and let your mother know that you might be starting. ...Read more
I have had brown vaginal discharge for two and a half months now and no period. What are possible causes?
Brown discharge: Brown discharge is usually small amounts of oxidized blood. Imagine you cut yourself in the kitchen. At first it is bright red, the dark red, then a brown scab. This happens because the color change indicates oxidation of the hemoglobin in the blood. With vaginal discharge, the transit time from your uterus to the outside was long enough to allow oxidation. no ovulation, small amounts of blood. ...Read more
Brown vaginal discharge and no period when it's expected? Discharge occurred 2 weeks before expected period
Mid cycle bleeding: some women with spot a little when they ovulate. If this happens every month you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I have brown vaginal discharge for the past 2 days. My last period was a week and a half ago. What is causing this?
Infection or other: This could be due to an infection or blood. I would consult your obgyn, but if you begin to feel weak, fatigued, or feverish, i'd definitely consult your doctor immediately. Having discharge can lead to worsening problems if not addressed soon. ...Read more
I have brown vaginal discharge for the past four days. My last period was about two weeks ago. What could be causing this?
See your doctor: Brown discharges are not normal from the vagina and could reflect infection, contamination, or more esoteric things, you need a proper vaginal examination (speculum and all) to get this checked out. Could be old blood or even part of a tampon left behind. ...Read more