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What causes brown vaginal discharge?

What is the cause of my brown discharge? I have been off the droo shot for six months. I haven t had a period or any sign of spotting until a week ago. Now I have been discharging a brownish color for a week now and have no idea what could be happening. Can you help please?
Sat, 9 Nov 2019
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Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.
Well, the cause of yellowish or brown vaginal discharge is common and usually harmless issue. Occasional spotting between periods might have this appearance and can be normal, especially if you're taking low-dose birth control pills. So in most cases this is not sign of disease. If it is, then usually this indicates bacterial vaginosis, STD or polycstic ovarian syndrome. Less common, some other hormonal disorders may be present. In some cases, however, a yellow or brown vaginal discharge could indicate a serious problem. Although brown and yellow vaginal discharge often does not indicate a serious problem, it should not be ignored if it persists, recurs or is accompanied by other symptoms and htn eyou should see gynecolgosit for further work up.
In some cases, a yellow or brown vaginal discharge could indicate a serious problem.
Wishing you good health. Regards
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