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Brown discharge after period, what does this mean?!

By Anonymous July 8, 2013 - 11:23pm
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Hi, I'm 17 years old and i have experienced discharge right after my period before but yesterday, i experienced discharge and my period ended a while ago and yesterday was the day i ovulated. I know its probably normal but I was looking it up and some websites said that it shouldnt be that noticable. But mine definitely was notable because (sorry for the detailed description) the brown discharge which was very noticable was accompanied by thick clear slimy discharge too and there was alot! Some of the websites said if it was heavy it might be some kid of seious disease like cancer or tumor. I'm so scared right now. I do have family members that have passed away because of cancer and this thought is really making me worried. Please explain what this is really all about. I would really appereciate and it would give me peace of mind in hearing a 2nd opinion. In the mean time it would probably be smart to ask my mom to contact an ob/gyn.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Brown vaginal discharge is most often associated with old endometrial tissues. Once you start puberty a white and/or clear discharge is normal. The vagina is self-cleaning. This same discharge increases the closer you get to ovulation and when you are sexually aroused.

Brown vaginal discharge can also be a symptom of a medical concern. Some of these conditions include Pelvic Inflammatory disease, menopause,sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea, Chlamydia or genital warts) or cervical cancer. You should discuss it with your mom and make an appointment to see your OBGYN.



July 9, 2013 - 5:32am
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