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Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Is it normal to have brown discharge after your period?

Is it normal to have brown discharge after your period?

Common: That should not represent a problem. It is pretty common. ...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


Dr. Timothy Brown Dr. Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology
40 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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Is the brown discharge after your period still considered to be your period?

Is the brown discharge after your period still considered to be your period?

Yes: Although it is clearly winding down. That simply represents a small amount of old blood. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What does it mean if you have a brown smelly discharge after your period. Is it normal?

Very normal: Malodorous menstrual discharge of varying color is common and normal so long as no other symptoms accompany it. ...Read more

Dr. Monique Ruberu Dr. Ruberu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Srbislav Brasovan Dr. Brasovan
Gynecology
56 years in practice
University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine
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While on birth control is it normal to have brown discharge after your period ?

While on birth control is it normal to have brown discharge after your period ?

Not unusual: Brown discharge and spotting are not that uncommon while on bcp, specially immediately after period. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Raichle Dr. Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What does it mean to have brown discharge after your period if you got off of birth control for a few days?

What does it mean to have brown discharge after your period if you got off of birth control for a few days?

Tail end of period: Old blood often makes its way out as a brownish discharge. This is probably nothing to worry about, and this small extra amount of bleeding might simply be related to your cycle as you are experiencing it off of birth control pills. I hope that this helps. If pregnancy is possible, make sure you take a test. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Gorski Dr. Gorski
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Should I count my light brownish discharge as a period?

Should I count my light brownish discharge as a period?

Maybe: If you are on birth control pills or using the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud a period can be so light that it amounts to spotting. The brown color just means that the blood has been in the vagina for a while. On the other hand, if you are not using contraception then this may not be a period. When physicians think of a "period" we mean the bleeding a woman gets when she ovulates but does not conceive that month. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have brown discharge before period?

Brown discharge: Is likely to be old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of your uterus and is likely to be the beginning of your period. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can brown discharge count as a period?

Can brown discharge count as a period?

If at the time of : The anticipated period - it may be. 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

Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Brown watery discharge before period normal?

Normal: period related discharge can take on many different appearances depending on the amount of mucus that is being secreted from your cervix around the time of menses. as long as the discharge is not excessive, malodorous, or causing any itching, or pain, it can be normal. Keep watch and consult if getting worse. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is dark brown discharge between periods a period?

Old blood.: It can be sloughed old blood. If you were to develop a discharge that has a bad odor, or caused redness, itching, swelling or pain - that would need to be assessed for possible infection. ...Read more

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Why does the brown discharge come after a period.

Why does the brown discharge come after a period.

Decreased necrosis: The period is because of necrosis of endometrium......which slowly heals....to give brown discharge . If sexually active.....infection can do it also. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Adams Dr. Adams
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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Brown discharge 10 days before period is it normal?

No: Not "normal", but not necessarily anything serious. If persists, should see gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What does brown smelly discharge mean after a period?

What does brown smelly discharge mean after a period?

Brown discharge: Most often brown discharge after a period is old blood being cleaned from the uterus. It might have a slight odor but usually would not expect extreme malodor. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Baughn Dr. Baughn
Internal Medicine
44 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can your period still come during brown/pink discharges?

The pink or: brown discharge may be part of the period. Brown discharge is usually older blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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