Almost all healthy women experience normal vaginal discharge that varies throughout the menstrual cycle. Every day vaginal cells produce normal bacteria and fluids. Volume of normal vaginal discharge is estimated about one teaspoon per day. Healthy vaginal discharge is normally odorless, white and/or transparent, thick and/or thin. If you are experiencing brown vaginal discharge, you better discover all possible brown discharge causes. Anyway, color changes of your vaginal discharge always have reasons and if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as a foul odor, itching, discomfort, pain, rash or sores, prompt medical attention is recommended.
Brown discharge is most often associated with old endometrial tissues – could be remains of your last period, could be damages (by infection or other diseases) endometrial cells, could be endometrium changed by hormones, medications, pregnancy or other conditions.
In some cases brown discharge could be a reason for concern (cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.)
Brown discharge causes
BROWN DISCHARGE causes
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Possible symptoms – History of pelvic infection; Abdominal pain; Possible high temperature; Loss of appetite; Fertility problems (infertility); Pain during vaginal test and/or vaginal intersource and Brown vaginal discharge.
Genital warts (HPV)
Possible symptoms – History of unprotected sex; Vaginal lump; Cauliflower-like mass; Vaginal itching; Rash on genitals and Brown vaginal discharge.
Possible symptoms – History of unprotected sex; Pain; Mouth lesions; Feels hot to touch; Yellow vaginal discharge and Brown vaginal discharge.
Possible symptoms – Loss of appetite; Weight loss; Discharge from anus; Vaginal discomfort; Fertility problems (infertility) and Brown vaginal discharge.
Vulvovaginitis (vulvo-vaginal inflammation)
Possible symptoms – Pain in urethra; Yellow vaginal discharge; Vaginal dryness and Brown vaginal discharge.
Possible symptoms – Age after 45; Pain in urethra; Yellow vaginal discharge; Vaginal dryness and Brown vaginal discharge.
Hormonal dysfunctions and/or disbalance
Possible symptoms – Vaginal bleeding between periods; Obesity; Irregular periods; Weight change and Brown vaginal discharge.
Possible symptoms – Very painful periods; Fertility problems (infertility) and Spotting and/or Brown vaginal discharge before and after period.
Possible symptoms – Missed period; Pregnancy symptoms; History of unprotected sex and Unexpected brown vaginal discharge OR brown discharge instead of period.
Possible symptoms – Birth control pills user; History of missed pills and Chaotic spotting and/or brown vaginal discharge.
Possible symptoms – Chronic stress; Irritation; Sleeping problems; Increased sensitivity and Chaotic spotting and/or brown vaginal discharge.
Cysts, polyps (of cervix, vagina, or uterus), fibroids.
Possible symptoms – Diagnosed cysts, polyps and/or fibroids and Brown vaginal discharge (often after intercourse).
Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
Possible symptoms – Local infection or inflammation caused by the IUD;
Vaginal infections and Chaotic spotting and/or brown vaginal discharge.
Possible symptoms – Unexpected weight loss; Weakness; Pain during intercourse; Vaginal discharge; Vaginal pain and Brown vaginal discharge.
When a person is on some form of medication, menstrual blood may become discolored. This is especially true if one is taking birth control pills or injectable steroids.
It was discovered that some medication also could be a reason for unexpected brown discharge:
Ovulation is the important period of the menstrual cycle. Ovulation can be considered as one of indicators of women reproductive health. Ovulation is the indicator of normal cyclic hormonal production…
Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.