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I'm getting black discharge, what does it mean?

I'm getting black discharge, what does it mean?

D/C: Brown to black discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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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For a few days now when i go to change my panty liner i've notice that the liner has what looks like a black discharge on it?

For a few days now when i go to change my panty liner i've notice that the liner has what looks like a black discharge on it?

Probably Blood : Brown or black 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 and preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain after sex, dark brown/black discharge the following night. What could be wrong?

Excruciating pain after sex, dark brown/black discharge the following night. What could be wrong?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have just had a very dark almost black discharge im on the new pill vissane which doesn't cause a period i haven't had one in 3 months what is cause?

Seek evaluation: It could be retained, old blood being discharged. However, i would suggest that you seek evaluation by your gyn to confirm. ...Read more

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Is black discharge linked to ovarian cysts?

Is black discharge linked to ovarian cysts?

No: It may rather related to infection....Bacterial, fungal etc. Consult pmd, for exam and analysis. ...Read more

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Itchy and black discharge before period?

Itchy and black discharge before period?

Black d/c can be : Older, deoxyenated blood. Reason for itching? If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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A black discharge came out of my vagina what is it?

It could be: Old, deoxgenated blood. For odor or symptoms see your gyn. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a vaginal lump and long lasting black discharge?

Need to see a gyn!: There is nothing normal about what you are experiencing. Only an exam by a gyn can give you an answer. ...Read more

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20 weeks, small bit of thick dark brown/black discharge on underwear once every 2/3 days, tested discharge and found not to contain blood, what is it?

20 weeks, small bit of thick dark brown/black discharge on underwear once every 2/3 days, tested discharge and found not to contain blood, what is it?

Bleeding in pregnanc: You may have a placenta previa which is causing spotting , folliwed by dark brown blood. Have the ultrasonographer check the location of the placenta at your next visit. ...Read more

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I had my period but I had brown/black discharge?

I had my period but I had brown/black discharge?

Not uncommon: Its not uncommon for menstrual contents to range from bright red to black. This is a reflection of the breakdown of the endometrial tissue and is not abnormal. ...Read more

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Is black discharge safe in pregnancy?Or wats the reason of black discharge?

Is black discharge safe in pregnancy?Or wats the reason of black discharge?

Possible problem: Black discharge could be old blood. Depending on how far along you are it could signal a problem such as a possible threatened miscarriage or premature labor. It could also be something minor like fragile tissue on the cervix that can bleed a little after intercourse or after a bowel movement. Give your doctor's office a call. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period in 3 months and i get brownish-black discharge. Whats wrong?

Pregnancy?: Pregnancy must always be considered. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They turn postitive at about the time you'd start your next expected period. If it's negative, repeat in a week, then see your doctor. The discharge you discribe sounds like old blood. ...Read more

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My period was a week ago, and since then i've had a black discharge with no odor. What is it?

My period was a week ago, and since then i've had a black discharge with no odor. What is it?

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 and preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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I started getting a dark brown/black discharge, its a week before my period, what could be the cause?

I started getting a dark brown/black discharge, its a week before my period, what could be the cause?

Brown = blood: 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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What could be causing clear like fluid like pee( may be ovulation) followed by dark brownish black discharge?

What could be causing clear like fluid like pee( may be ovulation) followed by dark brownish black discharge?

Not enough info.: Fluid from the vagina or urethra? At what time during your menstrual cycle? The question is not clear and needs more information to answer. ...Read more

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I had loop excision last Tuesday but I am suffering still with cramps and I have black discharge, is this normal?

I had loop excision last Tuesday but I am suffering still with cramps and I have black discharge, is this normal?

I would say "yes": I'm not sure when you wrote your question, but it is Wednesday where I am so I presume your procedure was about a week ago. The black discharge likely represents old, clotted blood which would be expected, as would the cramps. Symptoms should ease off in another week or so. If they persist beyond the 2 week mark, at least place a call to your gynecologist/surgeon. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Now I have many brown/black discharge and still not got my period. I had lower right pain/discomfort, what can this be?

Now I have many brown/black discharge and still not got my period. I had lower right pain/discomfort, what can this be?

Possibilities: The brown discharge could be an atypical period. Low right pain in the area of the ovaries can be due to a cyst or could be ovulation discomfort. You question doesn't clarify the timing, but since you said "had, " i'm assuming the pain is gone. If the pain is still there, see someone, since it could be a cyst or a tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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A couple weeks ago i had some dark brown/black discharge, now I am almost 4 days late for my period, should I be worried?

A couple weeks ago i had some dark brown/black discharge, now I am almost 4 days late for my period, should I be worried?

Do a pregnancy test: You missed your period, the first thing i suggest is to do an inhome pregnancy test.If there is still any discharge or if it recurs and pregnancy test is negative, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Last period sep12012 having brown almost black discharge since friday just wiped dark dark almost black with a lil red color ?

Last period sep12012 having brown almost black discharge since friday just wiped dark dark almost black with a lil red color ?

Early period: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If you are unsure if you are pregnant then check a test today. ...Read more

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I am almost 2 weeks late. I had brownish almost black discharge of intimacy then it went away. Have some signs of pregnancy. What should I do?

I am almost 2 weeks late. I had brownish almost black discharge of intimacy then it went away. Have some signs of pregnancy.  What should I do?

Pregnancy?: First I would purchase a pregnancy test kit from your pharmacy. This will test your urine for pregnancy. There is a possibility it could be inaccurate and therefore I would try to get a pregnancy blood test. BHCG test ...Read more

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I have the marina. Regular periods every month. This time two weeks after period I've had dark brown to nearly black discharge for 3 days now ?

Most likely normal.: The dark brown/black discharge is most likely 'old' residual blood from your vagina. You may have had some spotting and the blood stayed in your vagina for a while. When this happens, the blood looses it's oxygen content and appears dark brown/black. If there is no odor to the discharge then this appears normal. If there is an odor you may have an bacterial infection (bacterial vaginitis). ...Read more

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Hi, i've been having thick black discharge for awhile now and it's got me worried. i'm a virgin so i know i'm not pregnant. what is causing this?

Hi, i've been having thick black discharge for awhile now and it's got me worried. i'm a virgin so i know i'm not pregnant. what is causing this?

Probably Blood: Brown or black 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. ...Read more