In most cases the brown vaginal discharge is the indicator of old blood from endometrial tissues – old blood looks brown.
Brown discharge is normally just “old blood” that has been oxidized and left uterus and/or vagina late or later (not at the time of normal regular period).
During reproductive period almost all women experience brown vaginal discharge which could appear before or after period, during pregnancy, during contraception with birth control pills, during stress and/or late periods. But sometimes brown vaginal discharge could be a symptom of several hormonal dysfunctions and/or diseases and/or health conditions.
First time you can experience brown discharge during puberty – first period of female “hormonal storm”. Sometimes you can have few times brown discharge before your first period and sometimes your first period could look like brown vaginal discharge. It is a temporary situation and brown vaginal discharge will disappear once you start having normal regular menstrual periods.
Brown vaginal discharge
If you had late menstrual period or irregular periods, you could experience brown discharge. It could also means that for whatever reason during your last menstrual period the entire uterine lining failed to make a timely exit and remains in the uterus for some time. Later during uterus contractions and normal “cleaning out” you can notice the brown vaginal discharge.
Healthy women could experience 1-2 days brown vaginal discharge just before and/or after normal regular periods, sometimes during ovulation (in the middle of menstrual cycle) and/or during early pregnancy (instead of expected period).
Brown discharge can also be a symptom of a medical conditions including Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), endometriosis, menopause, sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea, Chlamydia or genital warts) or cervical cancer. In most cases of mentioned conditions the brown discharge is combined with other symptoms.
If the cause of the brown discharge is simply old uterine cells, then the treatment may be simple life style suggestions such as better nutrition, regular exercise and drinking more water. If you discover that the brown discharge is a result of another condition, better visit your doctor.
Brown Discharge could be a symptom of several conditions:
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 intercourse and Brown discharge.
Genital warts (HPV)
Possible symptoms – History of unprotected sex; Vaginal lump; Cauliflower-like mass; Vaginal itching; Rash on genitals and Brown discharge.
Possible symptoms – History of unprotected sex; Pain; Mouth lesions; Feels hot to touch; Yellow vaginal discharge and Brown discharge.
Possible symptoms – Loss of appetite; Weight loss; Discharge from anus; Vaginal discomfort; Fertility problems (infertility) and Brown 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 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 discharge (ofter after intercourse).
Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
Possible symptoms – Local infection or inflammation caused by the IUD;
Vaginal infections and Chaotic spotting and/or brown discharge.
Possible symptoms – Unexpected weight loss; Weakness; Pain during intercourse; Vaginal discharge; Vaginal pain and 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.