What causes spots before a period

Brown discharge: these are the possible causes

When do I have to see a doctor if I have brownish discharge?

In most cases, brown discharge is safe - if you are pregnant, you should still clarify any possible reasons for it.

However, if the discoloration occurs repeatedly or permanently and is accompanied by itching, fever, unpleasant smell, or pain, you should consider a doctor's visit. This is the only way to rule out a disease as a cause.

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