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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 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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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

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2 weeks ago I had a brown discharge for 3 days with some new blood. Now a day my period &I've been having brown/black discharge & no blood. Normal?

2 weeks ago I had a brown discharge for 3 days with some new blood. Now a day my period &I've been having brown/black discharge & no blood. Normal?

Not normal: That's not normal but doesn't sound particularly worriesome. The brown/black discharge is likely old blood. I would wait and see how the rest of the month goes. If you develop pelvic pain, yellow discharge or fever then get checked right away. ...Read more

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I took flagystatin and got my period while i was on it, now my period is ending and my discharge is light brown with dark brown/black chunks. Normal?

Not related: Flagystatin is used to treat infections and should not have any effect on menses. Please see you gynecologist to make sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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Had mirena (levonorgestrel) removed Oct 21. November 11 had a normal bright red blood 5 day period. 50 days later I started a 5 day brown black discharge! ?

Had mirena (levonorgestrel) removed Oct 21. November 11 had a normal bright red blood 5 day period. 50 days later I started a 5 day brown black discharge!
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Be safe, check: The progestin hormone in Mirena (levonorgestrel) which frequently causes menstrual changes ...usually washes out of your system rather quickly and most women resume their "normal cycles" after this IUD is removed. Check your pregnancy test to be safe and if negative and your cycles are still irregular, consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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No period in jan. Feb. Drk brown/black/some pink when wipe only march egg white discharge 7 pregnant test neg been under stress worried 43yrs wht wrong?

No period in jan.  Feb. Drk brown/black/some pink when wipe only march egg white discharge 7 pregnant test neg been under stress worried 43yrs wht wrong?

DUB: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (dub) is common and can be caused by many different conditions. Menopause is an example, which can be in the normal range for a 43 yo. An anovulatory cycle can be common as well, where one of your ovaries just does not secrete/release an egg, so you get no period. Stress, which you have and thyroid disease are also causes. Continue to get a work-up with your dr. ...Read more