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What do brown colored stains on the boxers indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Nov 2017
Question: My husband came home with brown stains on the front of his boxers, they are not mine i know only a woman can make brown stains am i right
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (1 hour later)
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Hello Ms. Ferdinand,

Both men and women can pass blood from their genitourinary tracts. If the stain is on the inside of his boxers at the front, it is possible that he is passing blood. This can happen anytime there is inflammation in the genitals (such as the prostate in a man) or urinary tract. It can include urinary tract infections, urinary tract/kidney stones, inflammatory conditions such as autoimmune disorders, and in some cases, men can pass blood after strenuous exercise. Tumors can also cause bleeding but are much less common.

If the stain is on the outside front of the boxers (and none on the inside front), and he wasn't wearing them inside out, then it may be from someone else. Because his own body would deposit blood where it has been in contact with the cloth. The one exception I can think of would be if the boxers were pulled down when using the toilet and blood dripped on them - then it could be on the outside.

If there is any chance that he could be passing blood, he should go in promptly to be evaluated. The staff at the clinic will be able to detect blood on a urinalysis with a dip stick test and then will send the urine to the lab for further analysis.

I hope this information helps.


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What do brown colored stains on the boxers indicate?

Brief Answer: Information Detailed Answer: Hello Ms. Ferdinand, Both men and women can pass blood from their genitourinary tracts. If the stain is on the inside of his boxers at the front, it is possible that he is passing blood. This can happen anytime there is inflammation in the genitals (such as the prostate in a man) or urinary tract. It can include urinary tract infections, urinary tract/kidney stones, inflammatory conditions such as autoimmune disorders, and in some cases, men can pass blood after strenuous exercise. Tumors can also cause bleeding but are much less common. If the stain is on the outside front of the boxers (and none on the inside front), and he wasn't wearing them inside out, then it may be from someone else. Because his own body would deposit blood where it has been in contact with the cloth. The one exception I can think of would be if the boxers were pulled down when using the toilet and blood dripped on them - then it could be on the outside. If there is any chance that he could be passing blood, he should go in promptly to be evaluated. The staff at the clinic will be able to detect blood on a urinalysis with a dip stick test and then will send the urine to the lab for further analysis. I hope this information helps.