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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Took Plan B 68 hours after unprotected sex, 9 days later had a dark brown discharge for only a couple hours. What could this mean?

Took Plan B 68 hours after unprotected sex, 9 days later had a dark brown discharge for only a couple hours. What could this mean?

Plan B bleeding: It's common to have irregular bleeding for up to 2 months after taking plan b. It doesn't mean anything about whether you're pregnant or not. So run a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the unprotected sex. If negative repeat 7 days later. If still negative, you're not pregnant. Consider more reliable birth control if you don't want to be pregnant right now. ...Read more

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Had dark brown discharge and then had light bleeding while on bc?

Had dark brown discharge and then had light bleeding while on bc?

Probably normal: Women will often get "break-thru bleeding" on the pill. If this bleeding is within the first 3 packages ignore it. If after the first 3 packages, or if you have been on the same pill for a long time, a different hormone combination will probably stop the bleeding. Remember to ign ore bleeding in the first 3 months on the new pill. ...Read more

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I've been spotting dark brown discharge for a week now what does this mean?

I've been spotting dark brown discharge for a week now what does this mean?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?

Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more

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I am on the nexplanon (7/29/16). Since early September, I've been having smelly dark brown discharge. No pain, same partner.

I am on the nexplanon (7/29/16). Since early September, I've been having smelly dark brown discharge. No pain, same partner.

May have BV: Vaginal odor is typically for bacterial vaginosis, overgrowth of abnormal bacteria in your vagina. This may occur randomly even if you are with the same partner. Brown discharge is from the Nexplanon, which causes irregular bleeding and spotting especially in the first few/several months after insertion. However, if STI is a concern, then please do get checked out, if negative, treat BV. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing dark brown discharge everyday on my panty liner it doesn't look like blood what is the cause of this?

Why am I experiencing dark brown discharge everyday on my panty liner it doesn't look like blood what is the cause of this?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy 28 years ago still have my overlies I have recently been having a black or very dark brown discharge. Iam 55?

I had a partial hysterectomy 28 years ago still have my overlies I have recently been having a black or very dark brown discharge. Iam 55?

See GYN: You should see your GYN immediately to get an assessment and other tests to help determine the cause of bleeding. It could be benign issues or could be a sign for something more concerning. An exam would help give you more information. ...Read more

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I had a dark brown discharge since yesterday when there is still 4 more days for periods. Am 24 years old and We are preparing for a baby.

I had a dark brown discharge since yesterday when there is still 4 more days for periods. Am 24 years old and We are preparing for a baby.

Possibly normal: I am uncertain if you mean that the spotting occurs before or during your menses. If the brown discharge is occurring during your menses, it may represent old blood. If you have brown discharge 4 days before your menses, a very common cause is bacterial overgrowth, called bacterial vaginosis (BV). Other symptoms of BV are itching, discomfort, and foul odor. ...Read more

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My girlfriend took a plan b 3 weeks ago and the first week she had brown discharge and then today she had another brown discharge (dark) reason?

My girlfriend took a plan b 3 weeks ago and the first week she had brown discharge and then today she had another brown discharge (dark) reason?

Plan B: Morning after pill (Plan B) when taken within 24 hours after intercourse can reduce risk of pregnancy up to 95%. In your case, even though she had brown discharge, it will be helpful to know your girl friend LMP, time of the intercourse and when the plan B was taken for a more specific advise.
For any further questions, please see your doctor for pregnancy test.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a two day "normal flow period. Then the next it was dark brown discharge and it completely stopped and then I spotted brown and it stopped.

I had a two day "normal flow period. Then the next it was dark brown discharge and it completely stopped and then I spotted brown and it stopped.

Menstrual issues: Brown may be old blood. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Is dark brown discharge considered a girls first period?

Is dark brown discharge considered a girls first period?

Brown discharge: Yes, dark brown discharge can be considered a first period. ...Read more

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I'm estimated at 6wks hCG has doubled but having very dark brown discharge since 9/3. No bedrest order or anything. Is this a mc? Advice?

Threat of miscarriag: Rising HCG is good. Early spotting is common. No reason for bedrest now bc most early miscarriage is related to the pregnancy itself being abnormal, not your activity. If you have not had an ultrasound to confirm a uterine pregnancy then be cautious of pain. You could have an ectopic pregnancy. A high Progesterone level also would be reassuring that you have a viable uterine pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have had dark brown discharge for 4 days now today is jun. 15. period isn't due till 23rd. Off nexplanon for 9 months. Is this normal?

I have had dark brown discharge for 4 days now today is jun. 15. period isn't due till 23rd. Off nexplanon for 9 months. Is this normal?

Probably period: Brown equals old blood. It sounds like that was your period although likely not a normal period for you. It is typical to have an "off" period every now and then. This usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. If it continues see your doctor to discuss cycle regulation. Birth control is very effective at regulating the cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check a test. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge. What does that mean?

Dark brown discharge. What does that mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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I would like to know why I am having such heavy dark brown discharge?

I would like to know why I am having such heavy dark brown discharge?

Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is dark brown discharge normal when ovulating?

Is dark brown discharge normal when ovulating?

Not unusual: Ovulation is an inflammatory process. The inflammatory chemicals (prostaglandins) may cause some instability in the uterine lining resulting in spotting. This would show up as a brownish discharge. ...Read more

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Is having dark brown discharge after taking Plan B normal?

Is having dark brown discharge after taking Plan B normal?

Yes. That may be old: Deoxygenated blood. Potential side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge for 5 days after my menstration, is this normal?

Dark brown discharge for 5 days after my menstration, is this normal?

It can be: If the Progesterone hormone is a little low then it's common for women to spot before or after a period. If it happens occasionally then it's unlikely to be something serious. If it occurs every cycle - get it checked out. Possible causes include fibroid or polyp or infection or needing hormones to regulate. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have dark brown discharge then it turns red?

Blood clot: You are probably seeing a clot which has a brownish surface but when you break the discharge, the inner part is brighter red blood. Make sure this is not related to your period or early pregnancy because otherwise, you need further questioning and examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dark Brown discharge with something like pus. Looks like chocolate but this is new to me. What's this? Bloody discharge for 10 days now

Dark Brown discharge with something like pus. Looks like chocolate but this is new to me. What's this? Bloody discharge for 10 days now

Evaluation: Hi, you need to see an OB/Gyn doctor for pelvic exam to rule out infection and also retained tissue from a possible miscarriage. ...Read more

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Why do I have dark brown discharge? My periods not until two weeks.

Why do I have dark brown discharge? My periods not until two weeks.

Normal occurence.: Hello,

Often ladies can have a small break down of their uterine lining because of the level of hormone that is present around this time of the month. The flow is very small and very slow therefore the blood is exposed to air and turns brown before you see it. This is normal so do not worry. ...Read more

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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more