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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What causes brown vaginal discharge?

This is my 2nd period, 3 months post partum, and it feels like I m at the end of my period and this brown discharge comes out and I don t know what it is. No smell. Had a c section. I have had my period for a week now and was wandering if the brown discharge is normal or not. Please help.
Mon, 27 Aug 2018
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Brown discharge can be considered as normal. It is due to retention of old blood, which gets mixed with cervical secretions and comes out as discharge.
It should subside gradually once your periods returns back to normal. it might take about 3 to 4 months.
In case it bothers you, occurs frequently and is associated with other symptoms, you need to seek medical attention promptly by consulting Obstetrician for clinical evaluation and appropriate management.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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