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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does it mean if you have brown discharge?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What does it mean if you have brown discharge?

You might be passing: Some old, deoxygenated blood or you could have an infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Hermilando Payen
Board Certified, Pathology
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What exactly does it mean if you have brown discharge coming out of vag?

Dr. Hermilando Payen
Board Certified, Pathology
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What exactly does it mean if you have brown discharge coming out of vag?

Old blood: You need to correlate this discharge with your menstruation because if it is there all the time, then your doctor has to examine you thoroughly for other causes inside your uterus or vagina including early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does it mean if you have brown discharge at end of period?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does it mean if you have brown discharge at end of period?

Not to fret: It is older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the uterus. ...Read more

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Dr. TraChella Johnson Foy
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What does it mean if you have brown discharge on your period due date with menstrual cramps. Then later have nothing but cramps?

Dr. TraChella Johnson Foy
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What does it mean if you have brown discharge on your period due date with menstrual cramps. Then later have nothing but cramps?

Possible pregnant: It would be great to check for pregnancy first. The spotting is not a normal cycle so you need to take a test or go to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does it mean when you have brown discharge coming from your vagina?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Not to fret.: This is normally just older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Claudette Anderson
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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What does it mean when you have brown discharge and vaginal itching?

Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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What does it mean when you have brown discharge and vaginal itching?

Abnormal: That is abnormal and you should be seen by your gynecologist. It could be infection, allergy, irritation, pregnancy, etc.... ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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If you have brown discharge a day after your menses what does it mean?

Dr. Diane Minich
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If you have brown discharge a day after your menses what does it mean?

Old blood: Some left over old blood.

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Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What does it mean when you have brown discharge the day your period was due? Neg hpt

Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
13 years in practice
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Normal: Having brown discharge before your period really doesn't mean much of anything. It's normal for women to have some brown discharge prior to having bright red discharge. Most women at some point in their lives have this. Brown discharge is just older blood. Sometimes women will have brown discharge for a few days, then bright red blood and then brown discharge again. Totally normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Richards
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What does it mean when you have brown discharge and very light bleeding instead of normal periods?

Dr. Stephen Richards
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What does it mean when you have brown discharge and very light bleeding instead of normal periods?

Menses: Light bleeding probably means a thin lining, usually associated with being on the pill. ...Read more

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