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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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Is brown discharge normal at 8 weeks pregnant?

Sometimes : Brown discharge can be from old, deoxygenated blood. Please let your obstetrician know. ...Read more

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Very Thick mucous yellow discharge 3 days in a row. Today was slightly pink. 38 wks 6 days pregnant. Normal? No foul odor.

Very Thick mucous yellow discharge 3 days in a row. Today was slightly pink. 38 wks 6 days pregnant. Normal? No foul odor.

Mucous plug: See your Ob-Gyn to be sure there is no infection. It could be that you have passed the mucous plug which means labor may be next within days to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Brown tinged discharge at 5.5weeks pregnant. Should i worry?

Needs watching: Your chance of miscarrying an early pregnancy is around 15 or 20 per cent, and this could be an early sign of one. That being said, this sort of thing is quite common and often has no significance. You can be followed with hormone levels and sonograms to determine what, if anything, is happening. ...Read more

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Is light pink discharge at 7 weeks pregnant normal?

Pregnancy: Although i would let your doctor know, many women have spotting during the first trimester & go on to have healthy pregnancies. Take care. ...Read more

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Light brown discharge for 8 days. Missed period at the start of the month. 2 weeks later heavy brown / red discharge/ bleeding , what's wrong ?

Light brown discharge for 8 days. Missed period at the start of the month. 2 weeks later heavy brown / red discharge/ bleeding , what's wrong ?

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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1 month &3 weeks no period. A week ago I got some dark brown discharge then later that day some spotting after that days later light pink discharge ?

1 month &3 weeks no period. A week ago  I got some dark brown discharge then later that day some spotting after that days later light pink discharge ?

Go ahead & take: a home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Brown discharge period nearly 4 weeks late.Anything to worry about?

Brown discharge period nearly 4 weeks late.Anything to worry about?

Is it a period or: Spotting? If spotting ; you are sexually active then take a pregnancy test. If it is a period then you aren't pregnant. Not to worry if menstrual blood is brown - that is just older blood being cleaned out of the uterus. ...Read more

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Brown discharge after pill abortion at two weeks pregnant. Is this normal?

Brown discharge after pill abortion at two weeks pregnant. Is this normal?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; is likely due to your abortion. ...Read more

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Took Plan B, had clear discharge 2 weeks after lasted a week and experienced dark brown discharge 4 days, supposed to have gotten period 3 days ago.

Took Plan B, had clear discharge 2 weeks after lasted a week and experienced dark brown discharge 4 days, supposed to have gotten period 3 days ago.

Not typical: This could represent a normal reaction to the Plan B, but also could represent either an ectopic or intrauterine pregnancy. I would recommend that you see your physician who will likely perform testing and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Day 1-brown discharge, days 2&3 light bleeding, the next 5 days brown discharge. Normal period is 3-4 days of heavy bleeding. Should I be concerned?

Day 1-brown discharge, days 2&3 light bleeding, the next 5 days brown discharge. Normal period is 3-4 days of heavy bleeding. Should I be concerned?

Normal variation: What you described is consistent with normal variations in menstrual periods. If you had unprotected sex since your last period, you may wish to do a home pregnancy test. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Light brown vaginal discharge 2 days after period ended slight itching at times. What does this mean?

Light brown vaginal discharge 2 days after period ended slight itching at times. What does this mean?

If it persists: it is probably an infection and needs to be checked by gyn. If it goes away in few days then it is left over old blood from period coming out and causing irritation . ...Read more

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Period jus over month ago, around ovulation started brown spotting like period lasted 3 days. Now brown n yellowish discharge 3 days late for period?

Period jus over month ago, around ovulation started brown spotting like period lasted 3 days. Now brown n yellowish discharge 3 days late for period?

Pregnancy test ...: You might be pregnant - take a home test or see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test, especially if you normally have regular periods. If you're not pregnant you may have ovulated later than usual. If you are pregnant get checked out if you get any red bleeding - bleeding in early pregnancy does not always mean it's not a healthy pregnancy, but we want to be sure you don't have a tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Period over 24 days late.Dark brown stringy mucous discharge & brown spotting for two days now 3 negative OTC pregnancy test no pregnacy symptoms?

See your doctor: If you had unprotected sex, not on a birth control and 24 days late, its advisable to see your doctor for proper evaluation/rule out of pregnancy.You can also use this visit to discuss with your doctor which birth control would be appropriate for you. Please always remember to practice safe sex ( use condoms). Know that birth control will not protect from sexually transmitted diseases. Take care. ...Read more

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A streak of blood and clear thin discharge at 38 weeks pregnant normal ?

A streak of blood and clear thin discharge at 38 weeks pregnant normal ?

Please call your OB: At this point in your pregnancy all ?S like this should be directed to your OB anytime of the day or night or weekend, that is most likely some mucus from your cervix but if there is any ? About rupture of membranes you need to be checked by your OB or at the labor room and your OB should have gone over a list of things to look out for at this stage. ...Read more