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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 having black/brown discharge instead of my period.That's been a week & now i'm having a little bit if red.Irregular period. Why is it like that?

I'm having black/brown discharge instead of my period.That's been a week & now i'm having a little bit if red.Irregular period. Why is it like that?

Many answers, don't : There's no way to answer that without more info. Contraception? Meds? Will need blood tests, miscarriage? Too many possibilities, can't say with the scant info given. Sorry, see your gyno. ...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 a problem: All that this means is that your period is light and the rate of bleeding is relatively slow. By the time you are seeing the blood it has had time to turn dark. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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Dark brown/black discharge before an Early period at 2 weeks 7 days, Last period bleed 9 days. Why is this?

Dark brown/black discharge before an Early period at 2 weeks 7 days, Last period bleed 9 days. Why is this?

Irregular periods: 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