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Brown period Started out pinkish red and went to brown. Not even heavy. Its mainly when I wipe its so light that I am using a panty liner. Someone please give me an answer. I went 3 months prior w/out my period and then the other day this happened
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replied February 4th, 2012
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The brown discharge that you describe could suggest chances of infection, hormonal changes, endometritis, PCOS, uterine fibroids/polyps, etc. Brown discharge is also associated with pregnancy. If pregnancy is suspected, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
If pregnancy gets ruled out, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for a vaginal swab/smear test done to confirm/rule out infective causes. Get started on treatment as indicated by examination findings and investigation results. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment to prevent chances of re-infection.
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