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Brown Discharge After Membrane Sweep
Hi, had a membrane sweep yesterday. I now have a brownish discharge with unpleasant smell :- (. Is this normal?
Membrane sweep: Hello, membrane sweep separates the membranes of the sac around the baby from the lower end of the uterus just inside the cervix and is a old trick to get the labor started. The brown d/c is altered blood from the procedure and the unpleasant smell may be from a pre-existing infection or just blood in the vagina. See your OBGYN 'cos if well overdue he may want to do a formal induction ROM+pitocin ...Read more
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
Hi I'm 40+3d overdue. Had my second membrane sweep on Friday and now it's Monday and I'm still discharging Brown mucus, lots. Normal? No contractions.
I had membranes swept yesterday and a lil cramping here and there and brown discharge and today nothing how long does it take for labour to start am 3?
It's my due date today with my first child, I had a membrane sweep this morning and when I go for a wee there is tiny brown spots, is it my show? X
No: Sounds like the brown spots are from the membrane sweep. The show will be more dramatic, a plug of mucous and blood and larger. ...Read more
I've been feeling some pain during sex, it feels like something keeps getting bumped &brownish/red membrane looking discharge, is that an infection?
Could be: Certainly worth checking this out with your provider as it could have a simple treatable cause. Infection must be considered, and likelyhood of one is high, based on your discharge description. It might even be passed amongst your lover, whom needs eval if any symptoms or if your diagnosis is infectious. Use condoms. Don't have any further sex till you discus this with your MD. Zmd ...Read more
This can be common: It can be common to have some cramping before a period and that can be helped by advil or aleve (naproxen). Mild spotting before a menses can be normal also leading into a menses. If it becomes accessive and during multiple months you can consider switching birth control pills. ...Read more
Discharge.: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. 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
Yes: Yes, this happens frequently for women. Typically doesn't mean anything other than there was some old blood in the vagina or cervix that came out before period started. ...Read more
If you have: Experienced a brown discharge for ten weeks, this merits medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
More info: Many reasons. If persistant see your doc. ...Read more
Perhaps: Brown discharge is usually scant old blood. At age 48-particularly if it persists-exm to determine the source is appropriate. ...Read more
Reddish 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
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
Get examined: If you are having a discharge which is new, you should be checked out, there are several diseases that this may be the only symptom. ...Read more
Old, deoxygenated: Blood from sexual activity.Get a more detailed answer ›
Discharge: No absolutely not. You need to have an exam and cultures to see what's going on. ...Read more
Not usually: This is asmall amount of bleeding most often from the uterus (womb) if it persists, exmination by a professional is appropriate. ...Read more
It is likely old: Deoxygenated blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
Red ; brown vaginal: Discharge may be older, deoxygenated blood mixed with newer blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Can't diagnose: This. The brown discharge is likely old blood. Bleeding daily for 3 months warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more