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Female -- Vaginal Discharge/Infections
Daughter has brown discharge
Posted on: 03/06/2007
My daughter is 14, she is having a brown thick vaginal discharge. She is not on the pill, nor sexually active; she completed her menstrual cycle about 2 weeks ago. Please help, should she see a doctor? Thanks
The discharge that you are describing is "spotting," or small amounts of residual menstrual blood that is staining the normal mucous from her vagina. It is common in young women to occasionally have some spotting between periods, as their hormones often fluctuate more widely than women who have established regular cycles (i.e. started having their periods longer ago). As long as the discharge gradually resolves over the next 3-5 days, there is no need to worry. If it continues, or resolves and then returns, you may want to speak with her doctor.
Troiano, Kelly MD