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2 cycles period has only been brown?

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Hey in my previous period cycles I would bleed normally my period would start brown then turn red. The past 2 cycles it has only been brown throughout my cycle should I be worried?

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replied March 26th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A33242
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The brown discharge could suggest possibility of pregnancy, infection, cervix erosion, etc. However, the exact cause can only be made out after careful examination and evaluation. Go ahead with visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination and vaginal swab/smear test done on the discharge to help identify causative agent and get you started on appropriate treatment to help you control the symptoms. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. Keep the area clean and dry. If pregnancy is suspected, or if you have abnormal periods, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). 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 to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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