Anyone who wants to get pregnant or even who doesn’t, but is suspicious of this possibility, may have this doubt when something similar happens. After all, can brown discharge be a sign of pregnancy? What to do when the possibility of pregnancy exists and this brownish secretion appears for one, two or a few days and in small quantities?
Should I consider myself pregnant? To resolve these dilemmas we will understand a little more about our body. This will help you avoid stress or unnecessary expectations, near the end of the cycle. First of all, understanding the difference in discharge and mucus secretion is essential.
Difference Between Discharge and Mucus Secretion
Usually discharge is a bad thing, due to some infection or intimate disease, so the correct thing to say is mucus secretion, this is normal for the healthy organism. If the brown discharge is accompanied by a burning or stench, a doctor should be consulted immediately.
We must understand that the body is a box of surprises and in this hormones absolutely command when it comes to fertility. They can bring about some momentary changes in some cycles due to this immense amount of hormones oscillating constantly . Therefore, brown lees and discharges can happen and not necessarily be a pregnancy. Ideally, women should be aware of this fact so as not to create false expectations.
Brown discharge can be a sign of pregnancy, but there are also other possibilities, for example, escape by low hormone (progesterone), bleeding from ovulation and also onset of menstruation, bleeding by deprivation or induced by pills the next day .
IMPORTANT: In case of doubts it is essential to see a doctor and perform tests to give the correct diagnosis. If it is pregnancy, prenatal care should be started.
Brown Discharge Could it be Pregnancy? Not always…
At low hormone levels, brown bleeding occurs by discontinuing the required amount of progesterone. With this, the endometrium will have a different construction, it will be mostly based on estrogen and the little progesterone will give a darker appearance in this blood.
Coagulation will be differentiated from an endometrial cycle with two correct hormonal phases, estrogen in the ovulation phase and progesterone in the post-ovulation phase. Light brown discharge can be pregnancy from the moment that this bleeding is not intense , with flow and clots even if brown.
Bleeding from ovulation can also very confuse women who want to get pregnant or not. Usually the tendency is for it to happen in the middle of the cycle, but as there is a possibility of late ovulation , it can also happen at the end of this cycle , or when the woman is already waiting for menstruation . It may have a brownish appearance or thin blood that looks like elastic goo. This bleeding can arouse suspicion, but it still does not mean that the woman is pregnant even though she has brown discharge.
The best way to guarantee which stage of the cycle you are in, is to do a detailed follow-up. In the past, women used the famous table, nowadays, you can do it with the help of a simple mobile APP that monitors your cycle through your information. For complete monitoring, you can use ovulation tests , which will show you if ovulation is close, if it is occurring or if it has already passed. You can purchase Famivita ovulation tests here in our online store.
The onset of menstruation can also be brown! Some women have this flow for a few days before or after their red, flowing menstruation. Considered perfectly normal by doctors, she can gradually come and leave a flea behind the tentant’s ear. So it is always better to wait a few days and see if the flow increases gradually or suddenly, in fact menstruation comes. Brown discharge can be a symptom of pregnancy when this red or even brown flow does not come with intensity . Then, one should consider the hypothesis of pregnancy.
Pill of the next day
The morning after pill (pds) is the queen of brown discharge! Do you know why? Because it raises progesterone levels to prevent a woman from becoming pregnant. So she would trigger this woman’s early menstruation . This bleeding after taking the morning-after pill is commonplace and confuses many women who have pds as an emergency method for unprotected intercourse. Causing a brown discharge before menstruation actually comes! I took the pill the next day, I had a brown discharge, am I pregnant? Not always , alias the recommendation is that a test be done if normal menstruation does not come after taking the pill.
Not in the days that follow, but in the next cycle. The effectiveness of this pill is not the best and it can happen in pregnancy. There is also the contraceptive situation , as well as the morning after pill, after stopping continuity, it is possible to have these brown leaks when you stop using them.
Finally, we can say that, yes, brown discharge may be a sign of a pregnancy to come. This is due to the implantation bleeding (nesting) that can happen as soon as the baby lodges in the maternal endometrium. However, this light brown discharge is the exception and not the rule.
The vast majority of pregnancies happen without the apparent nesting , with bleeding. The best solution in case of suspected pregnancy, is to wait to see the intensity and duration of this bleeding , as not all bleeds are implantation. Before that, one should consider the previous hypotheses and, of course, wait for the right moment to do a test.
Questions from Readers:
How to treat brown discharge?
If your brown discharge is not within the normal range as a menstrual end or after sexual intercourse, you need to find out the cause, as it may be the result of some vaginal infection such as candidiasis or trichomoniasis. If accompanied by a bad smell, continue for more than 3 days, pain and itching the gynecologist should be consulted to indicate the appropriate treatment for the infection in question.
When is brown discharge a sign of pregnancy?
When it comes in small quantities, without odor, without itching and accompanied by other symptoms of pregnancy such as menstrual delay, tenderness in the breasts and nausea.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.