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Why Am I Having A Brown Discharge
Not normal,infection: You need to see doctor to get evaluation and treatment because you may have infection with brown discharge. ...Read more
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
Vaginal : Vaginal brown discharge can be a sign of a few different things. One common occurence is old blood. If you are on birth control pills(bcp's), especially during the first 3 months, spotting is considering normal. This spotting can present as brown discharge because it can linger in the vagina and by the time it is released it is brown in color. Also certain infections can cause a brown discharge. Unless you have itching, burning, vaginal irritation, or foul odor i would not be concerned about an infectious process. I suggest if any of the above symptoms are present, see your doctor for an evaluation. If not, and the discharge persists, especially after 3 months on bcp's your doctor may try another bcp and perform additional testing if deemed necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Likely ovulation : Bleeding. The timing, that is mid cycle, is because of the relationship with the process of ovulation that usually occurs about that time. That is why it is often called ovulation bleeding, and it occurs in about 30% of women. It is not a disease and generally does not require treatment. It usually occurs about 10 to 16 days after the last day of menses and can last from 12 hours to three days. ...Read more
I'd be concerned: Although brown discharge may be nothing, blood that is slowly released may exit the vagina with a brown discoloration. Women over the age of 50 have to be concerned about uterine cancer, which often releases a small amount of blood. Women of all ages can have ovarian or cervical cancers, with similar bleeding. Not all blood is red. See your doctor! ...Read more
Implantation: Brown discharge a few days after your period is normal for most people. When this discharge occurs more than 7 days after your period, however, this is when you should see your doctor. In some cases, brown spotting days after your period can be a sign of pregnancy. This brown discharge is also referred to as implantation bleeding. Your doctor will test for pregnancy and other things if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brown = blood: Midcycle bleeding is not rare. Brown just means old blood that has been sitting in the back of the vagina for a long time. If this is not normal for you then it should correct itself over the next few days. Consider taking birth control for cycle regulation and contraception. ...Read more
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