4 years

Little brown, bloody vaginal discharge or spotting

I’m a teenager and this has been going on on & off for 9 days. This is the first time happening to me. Is it due to stress or some infection? My next menstrual starts in a few days.

Dr Ramzdhan,

4 years

Greetings! Thank you for your question. For your information, this problem could be due to:

Based on your description, there are several possibilities for the brown discharges that you are experiencing such as:

  • Bleeding due to pregnancy implantation - if pregnant
  • Some women will experience brownish spotting or discharge during ovulation which is roughly about 1-2 weeks before menstruation
  • Fibroid or polyp growth in the uterus
  • Side effects of contraception - if taken
  • Hormonal changes due to stress, intense physical exercise

If the condition persist and affect your quality of health, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online for free. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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