Hi again you all,
I once asked my doctor, why my blood was brown back then (7 years ago)?
He said the chocolate cyste was the cause: the cyste was filled up, like you said, with "very old blood" and and the bad ovarial passage in my body caused the monthly brown discharge. After my operation for chocolate cyste I never saw the brown fluid again.
The doctor also said, that a lot of other women might not have chocolate cyste or endometrosis, they dont need to worry and that their problem might just be a result of:
- LATE PERIODS (for whatever reason your entire uterine lining failed to make a timely monthly exit => dark brown discharge may folow => when nothing else seams to be wrong with your body, it's just your body “cleaning out” your vagina => in that case, your older blood will also look dark brown.
- higher STRESS levels or DEPRESSION levels can also cause abnormal cycles and unexpected dark brown discharge
However, I asked my second doctor "a living medical encyclopedia" in which following cases a brown discharge is not normal and should be followed up?
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): gonorrhea, genital warts, Chlamydia..also causig for pain and burning sensations.
- Pregnancy cases
- Cervical dysplasia
- symptoms of cervical and/or uterine polyps
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), due to the infection on the ovaries, uterus lining, fallopian tubes, cervix and the vagina
- Hysterectomy after an operation
I can only state that my chocolate cyste was removed 7 years ago, after an ULTraSOUND CHECK.
However, don't let a doctor tell you that your problems are nothing. Somethimes an extra CT SCAN (beside your yearly ULTRASOUND check) is a good way to look into your problems even further. That's how I found out I had "intestinal/colon endometriosis" 1 year ago, which was then not invisible on an ultrasound SCAN: after blood in my rectum however (which is not normal) I requested a CT scan & now I am FINALLY due in October 2017 for an colon endomtriosis operation.
Good luck in finding out your (for the moment invisible) problem.
However, ovarial cysts and endometriosis can always re-occur again, even after operations, so extra attention for endometriosis vicitms is always required.