A brownish vaginal discharge can be alarming, I know. However, they are common with several different varieties of vulvovaginitis. In my case it was bacterial vaginosis but for you it could be something different.

Things like yeast, bacteria, viruses, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause vulvovaginitis. Vulvovaginitis is an infection of the vulva or vagina and is quite common in women of all ages.

A yeast infection can have a brown vaginal discharge if it is extreme and is close to the time of your menstrual cycle. Candida albicans is the bacteria that causes this type of vulvovaginitis. A yeast infection may have a slight yeasty odor or no odor at all. You can cure a yeast infection naturally at home once and be done with it forever if you follow the right program. Over-the-counter treatments are designed to fix the symptoms of a yeast infection, but they usually don’t fix the root of the problem. Which means you’ll just get it back and it won’t be worth the effort to me.

Symptoms of bacterial infection or bacterial vaginosis is another cause of vulvovaginitis. These are most commonly a foul-smelling yellow to brown discharge. The discharge can be very light to heavy and runny in consistency. The smell is unpleasant like fishy odor and can be quite strong if you have a serious bacterial infection. Bacterial vaginosis can be cured very easily in the privacy of your own home with a good program to follow.

Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can also cause a brown vaginal discharge. PID is a bacterial infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. PID is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is usually caused by the spread of two types of bacteria, chlamydia and gonorrhea. A bad odor may also be associated with the disease, but other symptoms such as bleeding after intercourse, painful urination, and pain in the pelvis or lower back are more common. You should see your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

Both chlamydia and gonorrhea will have symptoms of brown vaginal discharge, so you may not have PID. However, you still need to go see your doctor as soon as possible.

Genital warts are another cause of brownish vaginal discharge along with vaginal bleeding after intercourse and itching. Genital warts are an STD that causes soft wart like growths on the genitals that are actually a viral skin disease. Do not try to treat these warts with an over-the-counter wart treatment, they are not the same. You need to see your doctor in this case.

A continuous brown, pink, and foul-smelling watery bloody discharge may indicate cervical cancer. Really, any bleeding after menopause or between menstrual cycles should be checked by a doctor to be sure.

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