What Causes Brown Discharge?
Sometimes your period starts or ends with brownish discharge for a few days. This is completely normal and not at all alarming. Pinkish or brownish discharge can be a sign of ovulation.
At the start of your cycle, your estrogen levels rise, causing your uterine wall to grow. After ovulation, the level of progesterone rises, causing your uterine wall to thicken. Light spotting during ovulation may be due to your uterine wall growing but not thickening yet because estrogen levels have increased but progesterone has not.
Some women may experience a brownish discharge early in pregnancy. It can be scary when this happens, but most of the time you shouldn’t worry about it being discharged during pregnancy.
Is Brown Vaginal Discharge Normal?
Although these discharges can occur very early in pregnancy, they should not be taken as a sign that you are pregnant. Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence that implantation losses exist.
Gynecological examinations, contamination, and even intense intercourse can cause brownish discharge. If you’re over 45, a brownish discharge can be an early sign of menopause, especially if it’s accompanied by mood swings, hot flashes, or insomnia.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease can cause a brownish discharge. PID is often accompanied by abdominal pain, pain during sexual intercourse, fever, foul-smelling discharge, and a burning sensation when urinating.1 An ovarian cyst is a small pocket of fluid that forms in or on the ovary. Most of the time this is mild but can cause pain or tension, lower back pain, and pain during intercourse or menstruation. Some ovarian cysts are asymptomatic. The only way to detect an ovarian cyst is to do an ultrasound.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome is a disruption of hormones. The most common symptoms are irregular menstrual periods or lack of menstruation, but it can also cause brownish shedding, excessive hair growth, acne and weight gain.
What Causes Brown Discharge?
The case of brownish discharge due to cervical cancer is the most serious but very rare. This brownish discharge will not be the only symptom in this case. It is often accompanied by pain during sexual intercourse and bleeding afterward, heavier and longer periods and bleeding between periods.
If you notice brown discharge, in most cases there is nothing you can do. It’s a good idea to write this down to see how often they occur and whether they occur at a particular stage of your cycle or in a particular activity state.
If this discharge occurs for several weeks, occurs regularly after intercourse, or is accompanied by other symptoms such as vaginal irritation, strange odors or cramps, it may be a good idea to call your doctor to be sure. It is not a sign of infection.
Is Brown Discharge Dangerous?
They are secretions produced by the vagina, especially when it is self-cleaning. The secretions produced by the vagina and mucous membranes are full of bacteria that guarantees its health by protecting our vagina from infections.
They maintain the correct pH (a unit of acidity) in your vagina. PH changes throughout a woman’s life. These secretions provide good protection, lubrication and hydration of the vaginal flora. For years, gynecologists have warned many women against douching (injecting water or liquid soap directly into the vagina), which weakens the flora. Usually, brown discharge can occur before or after your menstrual period. The endometrium, which causes bleeding during menstruation, is excreted.