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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes pinkish orange vaginal discharge?

I woke up the other day and I went to the toilet and I wiped my self an I had pinky orange discharge or something when I wiped my self with the tissue I thought it was a weird sign to say I'm due on my period Afta that I come on my period and then I come off yesterday and today I woke up went to the toilet and it happend again i wiped my self and it was orange pinky so thought that couldn't of been a sighn to say I was coming on ?
Mon, 22 Feb 2016
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hallow Dear,

Occasionally, few days before period, some little spotting to scanty bleeding is known. This is no way abnormal if it happens once in a blue moon. This is due to the waning of the hormones Oestrogen and Progesterone form the body system before the period starts. Since the lining of the uterus is maintained by these hormones, when their levels fluctuate, such spotting may take place. Usually within 4 days if such spotting, menses start.

If it continues to happen every time or you do not get your menses and spotting continues, you might have to report to your Gynaecologist for any investigations if required.

Age of the woman plays an important role in such menstrual variations. I would have appreciated to know your age. If you are approaching your menopause or are above 40 years of age, such variations are known. So long as it does not become bothersome or there is no alarming type of bleeding, you may ignore it.

Now, for this cycle, just wait expectantly for your periods to appear. No treatment is required if you get normal periods within few days; if you do not, please report to Gynaecologist.

I hope this helps you.

Dr. Nishikant Shrotri
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