Brown discharge during menstrual flow is fairly common among women. Brown discharge at any time of menstrual cycle is most often associated with old endometrial tissues. In general, brown discharge is commonly a result of the long menstrual period – the long period means that the blood has become oxidized thereby causing the change in color. Sometimes women mention yellow brown discharge.
Brown discharge sometimes could be a symptom of pregnancy, Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID), menopause, cervical cancer and some other medical conditions.
Yellow vaginal discharge can be a symptom of several conditions and diseases. Several factors can cause vaginal discharge that is yellow in color, thick and bears a foul odor. Some women can get such yellow discharge before period, while others can get it after period. Yellow vaginal discharge could be associated with vaginitis, cervicitis and/or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Yellow brown discharge could be a result of the shedding of the uterine lining which can happen because of mentioned infections – vaginitis, cervicitis and/or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Yellow brown discharge could be a symptom of following diseases and/or conditions:
Yellow brown discharge during pregnancy, which does not smell bad, can be normal during implantation period. Women can experience an increase in watery discharge during pregnancy due to an increase in the flow of blood to the vaginal area and also because of rising levels of pregnancy hormones. In early pregnancy, the discharge is more likely to be white or clear, but in late pregnancy, the discharge can assume a light yellow color. But, if the vaginal discharge is frothy or it develops a foul smell and causes itching and irritation, then it can be caused by vaginal infection.
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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.