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Hi, had a membrane sweep yesterday. I now have a brownish discharge with unpleasant smell :-(. Is this normal?

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 (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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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.

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.

Yes, unfortunately: This is exactly why I am not a fan of "membrane sweeps". It is unnecessarily traumatic, arguably is an infection risk, and does very little to stimulate labor. On a side note, 42+ weeks is "overdue" and you are simply past your due date at present. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unknown time: Sweeping the membranes can sometimes help stimulate contractions but it is not a guarantee. In many cases it does not stimulate labor. ...Read more

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I've been feeling some pain during sex, it feels like something keeps getting bumped &brownish/red membrane looking discharge, is that an infection?

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

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Brown membrane discharge and cramps 4-5 days before period, on aviane birth control..Normal?

Brown membrane discharge and cramps 4-5 days before period, on aviane birth control..Normal?

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

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Saw brown discharge, what does that mean?

Saw brown discharge, what does that mean?

Female?: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge. What does that mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing light brown discharge?

I have been experiencing light brown discharge?

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