What Is Brown Discharge After My Period?
Brown discharge is a normal occurrence after your period. It is not due to any disease or illness. You may experience it even if you are perfectly healthy. However, there are certain factors which can cause brown discharge after your period:
1) Pregnancy – If you have been pregnant then you will definitely get some kind of discharge from time to time.
But it is nothing serious. It does not mean that you are pregnant. You need to consult with your doctor before taking any action.
2) Menstrual Cysts – These are small cysts inside your uterus which can sometimes become inflamed and cause brown discharge too.
They usually disappear within few months without treatment.
3) Endometriosis – A condition where the lining of the womb grows outside the body.
It causes inflammation and pain during menstruation. Sometimes it can lead to bleeding during periods. Some doctors believe that endometriosis is responsible for brown discharge after period. It is very rare though, so don’t worry about it!
4) Hormonal Imbalance – One of them is thyroid problems like goiter or hypothyroidism.
The other common cause is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in which the body fails to produce enough progesterone.
5) Underlying Infection – While brown discharge after periods is not an infection, sometimes it can be a symptom of an underlying infection.
For example, if you have bacteria vaginosis or candidiasis then you may experience some unusual milky white discharge during your period.
There are many other causes of brown discharge after periods.
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