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Brown Discharge During Ovulation

There are cases when women experience brownish discharge or slight bleeding during ovulation. This is mostly an indicator of implantation bleeding. Some sort of changes in vaginal discharge during ovulation occur in all women, so it is nothing to worry about. However, if there is brown discharge, accompanied by vaginal irritation, or any other kind of discomfort, there is a possibility of an infection. In such situations, you should consult your gynecologist as soon as possible. Aldo around twenty percent of all pregnant women experience such a discharge during early pregnancy. Implantation bleeding is also nothing to be worried about it will last for only a couple of days.

Causes for Brown Discharge During Ovulation

Brown discharge during ovulation sometimes make women worry, as it looks somewhat abnormal,  especially the first time it happens. Some women who are sexually active even mistakenly think that this type of discharge is obviously a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease. Generally, this kind of discharge is normal, though both variants are possible so let us find out how to distinguish normal and abnormal brown vaginal discharge during ovulation.

  • Normal processes During ovulation, the follicles that protect egg undergoing the process of growth and maturing. Eventually they rupture which causes a tiny bleeding. As the blood turns older and mixes with cervical mucus, its colour turns from red to brown. The brown older blood is what appears as a brown discharge on your underwear around ovulation. This process is under hormonal control. The level of estrogen is increased after menstruation, this causes luteinizing hormone (LH) to surge as well. When this happens, it makes a woman’s reproductive system to release the egg from the follicles. Along with the brown discharge, you may also notice a sharp pain on one side of your abdomen and breasts tenderness.

  • Pathological processes While it is normal for a woman to experience brown discharge around the time of ovulation, it is possible that it could also be an indication of a medical issue. For example, a change in color of the discharge can be an alarming symptom of an infection. If you have symptoms like slight burning during urination or unusually frequent urination, burning or some kind of pain in the genital area, you should make an appointment with your doctor and report your symptoms. In some rare cases, a brown discharge can be a symptom of something more serious like cervix cancer, endometriosis or hysteromyoma.


In conclusion, you should keep in mind that a brown discharge during ovulation is a normal part of a woman’s monthly cycle. It can also be used as a great helper to a couple in getting pregnant. If you are trying to get pregnant, the changes in your vaginal discharges can be of great help in this process, as they help to know when a woman is most fertile. In some women, this can be even more helpful than measuring basal temperature.