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What does a dark brown discharge after a pelvic exam that later turned into a clear mucus discharge mean?

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In brief: Bloody discharge

The pelvic exam, especially if it included a pap smear, may have caused a small amount of bleeding from the cervix which then appeared to be a short term brown discharge.
The clear mucous discharge was probably normal "fertile mucous". The discharge you are describing is common after an exam and does not mean you have a problem.

In brief: Bloody discharge

The pelvic exam, especially if it included a pap smear, may have caused a small amount of bleeding from the cervix which then appeared to be a short term brown discharge.
The clear mucous discharge was probably normal "fertile mucous". The discharge you are describing is common after an exam and does not mean you have a problem.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Discharge

Clear mucous discharge is normal.
The dark brown discharge may have been a bit of blood from the pap or pelvic mixed with your normal discharge.

In brief: Discharge

Clear mucous discharge is normal.
The dark brown discharge may have been a bit of blood from the pap or pelvic mixed with your normal discharge.
Dr. John Geisler
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