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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes dark brown vaginal discharge?

Hi, i want to ask because i have a chocolate like discharge for almost 1 week..It is dark brown like jelly chocolate.. and it really makes me feel nervous if what it is. I have my normal period but 2 weeks after my period, it started and now it goes on a week now. hoping for bestanswer..thanks
Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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OB and GYN Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

If you are sexually active, then dark brown discharge (like chocolate) for long time needs to be concerned. Implantation bleeding should be ruled out.

I suggest you to undergo one blood test for beta-hCG and Trans Vaginal ultrasound scan to rule out underlying pathology or product of conception.

Other reasons are endometriosis, old blood, endometrial tissue, hormonal imbalance, stress/ depression, vaginal/ pelvic infection etc.

Please consult with gynecologist for complete health check up with relevant investigation. Take proper medication if required.

Maintain genital hygiene. Avoid mental stress. Practice safe sex in future. Good luck.
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