Throughout the menstrual cycle vaginal discharge varies from bloody to mucous. The peak of white jelly like discharge production coincides with ovulation, since cervical mucus, which is contained in it, is necessary for opportune fertilization. Vaginal secrete performs a protective function as well. Appearance of matter, blood, foam and/or unpleasant smell in white mucous discharge testifies to the development of certain diseases and requires consulting a specialist. Read more..

Dark coloring of menstrual discharge is typical to scanty bleeding. It can be determined by a range of congenital and acquired conditions. In some cases, brown blood during periods is a variant of norm. Pathological spotting can be accompanied by pain, other forms of irregular bleeding out of the cycle, menstrual cycle disorders and infertility. Read more..

Dark-brown vaginal discharge may be observed in between periods and instead of them. Its causes can be both physiological and pathological. Primary distinctive symptoms of diseases include acute pain, genital discomfort, unpleasant smell or various admixtures in the discharge, as well as frequent bleeding and inability of conception. Such conditions must be examined in a clinic. Read more..

Too scanty periods with dark-brown spotting are referred to as hypomenorrhea. It may be physiological at the point when the cycle is just being established, when it is coming closer to climax or is influenced by the intake of hormonal contraceptive drugs. Pathological causes, that induce hypomenorrhea, include congenital development disorders and acquired diseases, such as cervical cicatrices, adhesions in the uterine cavity, hormonal disruptions. Read more..