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Why Am I Having Spotting/Brown Discharge

11/25/2009

Question:

Okay for the past couple of days I have had slight spotting of blood but mostly brown discharge what dose this mean?

Answer:

Brown discharge is typically old blood, which could just have been delayed menstrual bleeding. If it's in the middle of your cycle, it could be related to your pills, if you are on the birth control pill. It's probably nothing to worry about if this is the only time it's happened.

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Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Associate Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University