What if I have a brown discharge?


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Is it normal to have a brown discharge after my period?

Brown: May happen right after periods, and is just “cleaning out” your vagina. Old blood looks brown. Spotting Blood/Brown Discharge: This may occur when you are ovulating/mid-cycle. Sometimes early in pregnancy you may have spotting or a brownish discharge at the time your period would normally come.

What STD causes brown spotting

“It’s usually caused by untreated chlamydia or gonorrhea, but it can be caused by other infections as well. Sometimes PID causes bad-smelling vaginal discharge, but sometimes PID doesn’t cause any noticeable changes in your discharge, so if you have pain symptoms, don’t wait to see a doctor or nurse

You might have pelvic inflammatory disease

“Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an advanced infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, inside of the abdomen, and sometimes, ovaries. It can be accompanied by abdominal pain, pain during the pelvic exam, pain during sex, and fever,” One expert says. “It’s usually caused by untreated chlamydia or gonorrhea, but it can be caused by other infections as well. Sometimes PID causes bad-smelling vaginal discharge, but sometimes PID doesn’t cause any noticeable changes in your discharge, so if you have pain symptoms, don’t wait to see a doctor or nurse.”

You’re ovulating

“During ovulation discharge tends to be slippery and clear. This discharge is a combination of cervical discharge and vaginal discharge,”

You’re pregnant

“During pregnancy, most women have more and thicker discharge. Many women’s discharge becomes creamier in consistency,” “Vaginal infections can occur during pregnancy, so if something about your discharge doesn’t seem right, tell your prenatal care provider. They can figure out if what’s going on is normal or a possible problem.


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