Brown spotting between periods is often a sign of irregular menstrual cycles. It may also be a sign of endometrial or cervical cancer according to WebMD.com.
Often associated with old endometrial tissue, a brown discharge should not necessarily be a cause for concern. This discharge may occur in the middle of the menstrual cycle when a woman is ovulating. The discharge may also be caused by menopause, pelvic inflammatory disease or sexual transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea.
Sometimes a brown discharge is accompanied by other symptoms, which may include pain, burning, itching, vaginal dryness, frequent urination or pain during intercourse.Learn More
Spotting, or breakthrough bleeding, in between periods is common, and many women experience it at some point in their lives, according to WebMD. Some light bleeding in between periods is usually not serious, though unusual amounts of bleeding at an atypical time during the menstrual cycle can indicate a medical problem, particularly if a woman might be pregnant. Any significant bleeding during pregnancy can signal a serious problem.Full Answer >
Brown spotting six to 12 days after ovulation is a common sign of implantation bleeding due to pregnancy, according to BabyMed. Occurring when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining, implantation bleeding is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy and is characterized by light, brown or pink bleeding and mild cramping. If pregnancy is possible, take a pregnancy test three to four days after spotting begins.Full Answer >
A person may discharge a brown colored blood during menstrual periods because the blood is old and has stayed in the uterus without being discharged. This is a common condition that should not be a cause of concern.Full Answer >
Dark brown blood between periods is almost always harmless and can be a result of ovulation, blood leftover from a period, pregnancy or stress. What to Expect suggests keeping a journal to track a period and any additional bleeding between periods in order to help determine the cause of any unexpected bleeding.Full Answer >