Brown Discharge During Pregnancy: 10 Top Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Vaginal discharge during pregnancy is normal, but what happens when you see a pink or brown mucus discharge during pregnancy.

A discharge that is pink or brown is a sign that your cervical mucus is mixed with some blood.

This could be alarming for you, if you are expecting a baby. Trust me anyone would be scared too.


What Does Brown Mucus Discharge Mean

A brown discharge means that your vaginal discharge is mixed or tinged with old blood. Brown spotting is a light vaginal bleeding that is common in early pregnancy.  Brown blood during pregnancy is caused by a variety of reasons and it could be normal depending on the cause and which trimester you are in.

A brownish or pinkish discharge is normal if it is not a heavy bleeding or contains blood clots like your menstrual period.

A heavy or bright red blood like period with clotting is bad while pregnant it may mean a miscarriage. You should see your doctor immediately for an ultrasound.

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What causes Pinkish - Brownish Discharge During Pregnancy

1. Implantation Bleeding

Spotting in early pregnancy around week 4 is one of the first signs of pregnancy. This bleeding occurs when the fertilized egg burrows through the uterus lining, to implant itself to the walls of the uterus. This usually takes place around 6-7 days after conception.

Only a few women notice very light spots of blood in their underwear during the implantation process. Implantation spotting usually occurs few days before your next period.

And this is why many women mistake the light bleeding for a light period.

The color of implantation bleeding or spotting varies, It can be light pink, pink, orange, light brown, dark brown or reddish brown discharge.

A pink blood discharge during implantation means the fertilized egg now known as blastocyst just burrowed through the endometrium( thick uterus lining) causing a mild bleeding or blood loss to some blood vessels in the uterus lining. The pinkish color means it just happened so the blood is still fresh.

Some women also notice a bright red blood at this time but the bleeding is not heavy to soak a pad or a tampon like a period.

A brown blood or dark discharge means implantation happened a while a go. And the body is just getting rid of the old or retained blood.

Normal Signs of implantation are:

 

 

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