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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Board Certified, Gynecology
30 years in practice
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I am 40 and have light brown watery brown discharge before and after period, no odour or itchiness..Why?

Dr. Bryan Treacy
Board Certified, Gynecology
30 years in practice
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I am 40 and have light brown watery brown discharge before and after period, no odour or itchiness..Why?

Probably normal: In this situation, collection of spotting within the vagina just prior to and after menses may stay in the vagina long enough to oxidize and turn brown. Watery discharge is a little unusual however, so keep vigilant for signs of vaginal infection as listed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Watery brown discharge and mild cramping 2 days after period ended means what?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Watery brown discharge and mild cramping 2 days after period ended means what?

Old menstrual blood: mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous.

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Dr. Michael Moran
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
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Is it abnormal to have brown discharge a week after period, no bad smell just creamy brown when wet comes out, been happening for 3 days now? Help

Dr. Michael Moran
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Is it abnormal to have brown discharge a week after period, no bad smell just creamy brown when wet comes out, been happening for 3 days now? Help

Infection?: You need to see your ob/gyn to have an exam. They can test the discharge and see what is causing it. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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What is brown discharge after period caused by?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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What is brown discharge after period caused by?

See below: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you're ready to start your next expected period. If i's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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How long does brown discharge after period last?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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How long does brown discharge after period last?

Can't predict that: It is usually just old blood being cleaned out of the uterus. It can be related to hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I have brown discharge after period, is it normal?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I have brown discharge after period, is it normal?

Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. This may be some residual blood/tissue being shed. 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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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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Is it normal to have brown discharge after period only when i force it out. As in on the ninth day after period. Please answer im very worried. Thanks

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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Is it normal to have brown discharge after period only when i force it out. As in on the ninth day after period. Please answer im very worried. Thanks

Residual / old blood: Not a problem. As blood ages it turns from red to brown to black. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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On and off brown discharge after period. Should i be worried?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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On and off brown discharge after period. Should i be worried?

Have it checked : How long after the period you have brown discharge, it may be normal if it is just at the end of periods but get it checked by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Phabillia Afflack
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
16 years in practice
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I discovered brown discharge after period ended?

Dr. Phabillia Afflack
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
16 years in practice
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Normal: It is common for the brown discharge to appear at the beginning or the end of a period. ...Read more

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