Brown vaginal discharge is often old blood that has turned from red to a brown color. It is fairly common to see brown blood at the end of a menstrual period. If you are having brown bleeding or spotting that is not associated with your period you should discuss this with your healthcare provider.
Inger Friberg, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursFriberg Medical Associates
Glencoe, IL 60022
What causes a dark brown vaginal discharge?
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Can cancer treatment cause vaginal tightness?
Good In Bed answeredImmediately following your cancer treatment, you may feel tighter than you ever have before. You aren't imagining things. This is a common side effect of treatment, and radiation therapy to the pelvic region in particular can cause scar tissue to form in your vagina, and can also cause your vagina to narrow. And while this can improve that delicious feeling of friction you experience during the ol' in-and-out, it can also make sex painful. And no one wants to have sex if they're anticipating an ouch feeling instead of an ooh… In fact, this expectation of pain can also adversely affect your libido.
What happens when an egg is fertilized?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredAfter the egg drops from the ovary, it travels through the Fallopian tube, where there's about a 24-hour window when it can be fertilized. Even if you try to summit Everest, this is the most dangerous journey you will ever take. If all goes right, the sperm meets the egg in the Fallopian tube and the two half-genomes unite to form a complete set of genes containing all of the DNA necessary to make a new human being. The fertilized egg says thank you very much and moves along to the uterus. There, it will attach to the uterine lining and begin the amazing process of becoming a baby. Once the sperm fertilizes the egg, the fragile blastocyst multiplies its cells and must implant on the uterus wall to endure the 280-day pregnancy.
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