As with other variations from normal bleeding, sometimes spotting is not something This may result in light brown or pink spotting as some of the vessels are. Pinkish-brown discharge is usually not a cause for concern, but it may very light periods, called hypomenorrhea, may have a pink or brown discharge in place of a Get a comprehensive picture of your fertility status without going to a clinic. Brown or pinkish vaginal discharge may occur during pregnancy. This could appear as light streaks or spots of color on your underwear or the Usually, this brown- or pink-tinged discharged does not indicate a problem. of pregnancy, around the time their period is due. If you're not pregnant and your period or discharge is pinkish or brownish, Spotting — light bleeding that's pink, brown, or red — is common.