Almost all healthy women experience normal vaginal discharge that varies throughout the menstrual cycle. Every day vaginal cells produce normal bacteria and fluids. Volume of normal vaginal discharge is estimated about one teaspoon per day. Healthy vaginal discharge is normally odorless, white and/or transparent, thick and/or thin.
If you are experiencing brown vaginal discharge, you better discover all possible causes for brown discharge. Anyway, color changes of your vaginal discharge always have reasons and if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as a foul odor, itching, discomfort, pain, rash or sores, prompt medical attention is recommended.
Brown discharge is most often associated with old endometrial tissues – could be remains of your last period, could be damages (by infection or other diseases) endometrial cells, could be endometrium changed by hormones, medications, pregnancy or other conditions.
In some cases brown discharge could be a reason for concern (cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.)