Black Vaginal Discharge: Does It Mean That You Have Serious Disease?


Previously, we explained what a vaginal discharge is. As discussed you know, your vaginal discharge can change in the color and odor when you get pregnant. Therefore, it’s highly recommended better to pay close attention to your discharge check the discharge every day to easily notice any changes, so that you will notice that discharge changes. Normally, the color of vaginal discharge is white or transparent in color.

In this article, we will explore what a black discharge is and whether this is a cause for concern or not introduce the black discharge and clot of blood.

What is black vaginal discharge or the black spots are mixed?

Vaginal discharge have a cycle similar to menstruation, and the color, smell, amount and condition changes depending on the phase. You may have been surprised to find that the you found black spots like pepper mixed with discharge or you got black clots on your underwear.

It happens to everyone, however sometimes, this may refer to something serious and is a cause for concern which means that it may be a sign that you have a disease.

Discharge is very important since it tells your body condition.

First, it’s important to know that you need to make a judgement whether the change in the vaginal discharge is normal or whether you should see your doctor immediately because of signs of the disease.

How to judge if your discharge is normal

Vaginal Discharge is a sign that tells you about your physical condition. Determining whether your discharge is normal or not will allow you to quickly notice any abnormalities in your body. Specifically, you can judge based on changes in color, amount, state, and odor.

Color, odor etc. of discharge

The vaginal discharge may turn yellow-green, brown, or dark when there is a risk of uterine disease or infections of the genitals such as the vagina or ovaries. Also, you may have another disease when the condition of the vaginal discharge is watery, dry, and looks like pus. If the amount of vaginal discharge is extremely low than usual, there may be something wrong with the secretion of female hormones, or if the amount is too high, you may be infected.

If the color, amount, condition, or smell of the vagina is extremely different, suspect that something may be wrong with your body.

Black discharge but not disease

You may see black blood with discharge due to the mixture of old blood. This is because the menstrual blood that remains in the body oxidizes over time and turns blackish.

Therefore, you don’t need to worry if the blood mixes and you get a black discharge, it won’t last long. However, if it lasts for a long time, it means that bleeding is continuing, and something may have been wrong with the body.

When it lasts for more than 3 days…

If you haven’t had black discharge before and if it lasts for more than 3 days, it’s better to visit the obstetrics and gynecology department as soon as possible. You may not have abnormality, but just in case, it’s better to have checked.

Also, the vaginal discharge of pregnant women who have reached the last month of pregnancy has changed. Changes in amount, color, and condition occur because the body is preparing for childbirth. A brown discharge may be a sign for delivery.

Beware of black discharge and black spots before menstruation

The vaginal discharge right before menstruation may become dark brown due to the mixing of menstrual blood. Also, right after menstruation, menstrual blood that remains in the vagina and is oxidized and darkened may mix with the vaginal discharge, and a black vaginal discharge may occur.

There is no problem if the vaginal discharge right before or after menstruation is temporarily black. However, you should be careful if the vaginal discharge is black or mixed with black spots before menstruation, and if it lasts for a long time. Since it’s gone usually, if you have it for many days during menstruation, you may have disease.


Discharge will tell you about your body condition. Therefore, if you notice there’s abnormalities in discharge, you need to be careful and see your doctor as soon as possible. In the next article, we will explain what kind of disease you may have when you have black discharge.

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