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Gynecology

Brown discharge?

08/22/2008

Question:

I`m 15 and i recently noticed brown discharge on my pad I`ve read alot of other pages with little help because they talk about HIVs, pregnancy, and menopause. I`m a virgin, i don`t take a pill, and i don`t mastribate. what`s causing this?

Answer:

The brown discharge is likely old blood. If this wasn't around your period, then it was likely some breakthrough bleeding. You could have a yeast infection or other irritation causing some bleeding. You should look for persistence or additional symptoms and see your doctor of this happens.

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated