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Dr David Nunns, Consultant Gynaecologist
Most women are very used to seeing the signs of clear or white discharge in their underwear, but sometimes spotting a bit of pink discharge can come as a shock! But what are the reasons, and is there anything to worry about?
Pink discharge is often just a sign that you are beginning your period, so you may find that it appears in the few days before you begin your cycle, as spots of blood become mixed up with the mucus of the discharge, and make it a light pink tone.
Again, pink discharge after a period is normal. It is generally caused by remnants of dead cells and bacteria that weren’t flushed out during your period, being cleared out by the discharge instead. If you experience this, make sure you wear Always liners throughout your period, and then for an extra few days afterwards, to keep yourself clean and dry.
- Beginning a new contraceptive method can temporarily confuse your body, and you may experience blood in your discharge as your body adapts to the new artificial hormones.
Take yourself for a medical check-up, and make sure everything is in working order.