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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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I'm due my period in three days, but today I had a very dark brown / almost black and thick discharge? We have been trying for a baby

I'm due my period in three days, but today I had a very dark brown / almost black and thick discharge? We have been trying for a baby

Early period: It sounds like your period may have just started a few days early which is not particularly abnormal. If you feel your discharge is abnormal consider scheduling a visit for testing. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Been on birth control 2 months. Been spotting black/brown thick discharge/blood for two weeks now. What is this and how can I make it stop?

Been on birth control 2 months.  Been spotting black/brown thick discharge/blood for two weeks now.  What is this and how can I make it stop?

Ocp: The first few month after starting any birth control method you can see those symptoms. With time they will go away as long as you are taking the medication as precribed and dont miss any doses. If symptoms persists after 3 to 4 months consider an alternative to an either lower or higher dosage of medication or a different one altogether. ...Read more

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1 week with thick black/brown vaginal discharge, now 1 week of extreme light bleeding. What is going on?On implanon and tranexamic acid whilst i bleed.

1 week with thick black/brown vaginal discharge, now 1 week of extreme light bleeding. What is going on?On implanon and tranexamic acid whilst i bleed.

typical : Irregular bleeding is an almost universal side effect of implanon. There is no normal time for your period on this birth control  method. Irregular bleeding can be annoying but it does not mean that the method is not working. This side effect is very typical of Progesterone only birth control methods. ...Read more

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Since starting birth control I've had thick black to brown discharge before and after my period... What is this? What causes it? How can I stop it?

Since starting birth control I've had thick black to brown discharge before and after my period... What is this? What causes it? How can I stop it?

May be normal: Many women experience abnormal bleeding during the 1st several months after starting an oral contraceptive. Make sure you take your pill at the same time every day. If the bleeding persists after 3 packs, see your gyn, as you may need to change to a different pill, or an alternative type of contraception. Best of luck. ...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 have been bleeding thick black blood (or vaginal discharge) out of my vagina for 2 weeks, what's wrong?

I have been bleeding thick black blood (or vaginal discharge) out of my vagina for 2 weeks, what's wrong?

For two weeks of : Bleeding - advise your gynecologist. Black blood is usually older, deoxygenated blood and it is likely being sloughed with some tissue. ...Read more

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My last period was on 28 and my period this month started yesterday. It started as a brown discharge, then to thick black,, and now red. Why is this?

My last period was on 28 and my period this month started yesterday. It started as a brown discharge, then to thick black,, and now red. Why is this?

Ovulation issue: Sounds like you started early. It may just be that something happened this month and ovulation did not work correctly. If so, it usually correct the following month. If you are worried about pregnancy, check a test. ...Read more