Brown discharge during pregnancy: normal or not?

Brown discharge can suddenly appear in almost every woman during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a special, very important and significant "epoch" in life, at any time of which it is necessary to observe very closely not only your health, but also to listen to the body. Minor deviations can become an important beacon, and subsequently prevent the emergence and development of unwanted diseases. With the first minor( as many believe) changes, it is best to contact the hospital for advice. The most common problem faced by young women is the appearance of secretions of dark brown color. Below we will try to understand the main causes and important consequences of their appearance.


  • 1 Ectopic pregnancy
  • 2 Brown discharge in the early stages
  • 3 Brown discharge in the late term
  • 4 Necessary actions for the appearance of brown precipitations

Ectopic pregnancy

When an ectopic pregnancy occurs, the egg is inevitably rejected. One of the important symptoms of this pathology and are the above-mentioned discharge. Bleeding as a symptom of an ectopic pregnancy occurs while the woman still does not mean an imminent replenishment.

It is believed that pregnancy in the second trimester proceeds without complications associated with bleeding. However, in the last final weeks of the third trimester of pregnancy, there are likely to be some complications, the symptom of which most often are intense and profuse bleeding from the vagina. As for the case described, an immediate expert consultation is needed. The sooner, and more importantly, the correct diagnosis is established, the higher the chances of a woman to maintain her reproductive system.

Brown discharge in early stages

Hormone progesterone performs important functions in the body in women. It is he who influences the appearance of undesirable excretions in the beautiful half of mankind. Starting with the thirteenth week, most women discover the appearance of a large number of transparent secretions. This is due to another hormone, estrogen. The color of the resulting discharge may vary, but if you notice slight changes in color, and the smell of odor increases, you should immediately seek qualified help from a doctor. An experienced gynecologist will make you the required tests and prescribe medications, if needed.

Very often brown discharge indicates a possible threat of miscarriage. In the case described, an experienced gynecologist takes all measures to preserve the fetus( medicine, surgery) and prescribes bed rest. Miscarriage is a very serious complication, which is most likely to occur only at the first time. First, bleeding is probably minor and completely painless. However, it does not stop for a certain time and gradually increases. When there is a threatening miscarriage, hollow bloody discharge from the vagina of the future mother is very poor, the pain is often not at all noticeable or is manifested by tingling in the lower abdomen. However, the uterus has not yet changed, and with timely treatment, the probability of maintaining a pregnancy is quite high.

Bloody discharge that occurs when incomplete miscarriage is more significant, have a dense red color, with visible naked clots. Bleeding is accompanied by strong, but unhappy tingling in the lower abdomen. The main help, which can only be provided by a specialist who is competent in this matter, consists in scraping the surface of the uterus cavity, in removing the remains of a dead fetal egg. If there is a full miscarriage, then bleeding is absent, since the fetal egg leaves the uterus. The most correct and unique decision in the current situation is scraping the uterus to remove parts or clots of the fetal egg.

If the fetal egg has moved away from the walls of the uterus, then there may be a flow of a small amount of blood, which is the cause of brownish discharge. That is, there is a threat of an emergency termination of pregnancy. Such discharge can be accompanied by very strong weakness, often even painful tingling.

Brown discharge on late dates

The appearance of brown precipitates on late dates may be related to unforeseen disturbances in the placenta. The placenta may become exfoliated. As a result, small bleeding may occur.

Another cause of these symptoms may be illness associated with inflammatory problems or erosion of the cervix.

Harbinger of childbirth. If the term of birth is already on the way and suddenly there are brown discharge, then soon a new member of society will appear. You can not say for sure when the birth will begin. All women in different ways( from a few minutes to a couple of weeks).

Rupture of the uterus. Another important reason for the appearance of secretions is the rupture of the uterus. Most often, those diagnosed are those of the fair sex who previously had abortions or scars on the uterus.

Necessary actions for the appearance of brown precipitates

As you can comprehend from all of the above, if the cause of secretions are sexually transmitted diseases or erosion of the cervix, you should take the help of your doctor. With all the prescribed recommendations and advice, and in some cases, treatment, the likelihood of bearing a baby is very high.

With detached placenta and subsequent bleeding, you should withhold long walks and enjoy bed rest. In this case, hormonal and psychological shaking for a weakened organism is also undesirable.

If all of these symptoms appear, consult your doctor immediately. In the event that allocation is accompanied by painful sensations it is necessary to call an ambulance.