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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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Last period 6/7 weeks ago. Brown discharge instead of period last week for 2 days. Usually 4-week period cycle. Took hpt ytd afternoon neg. Am I preg?

Last period 6/7 weeks ago. Brown discharge instead of period last week for 2 days. Usually 4-week period cycle. Took hpt ytd afternoon neg. Am I preg?

Depends: Did you have unprotected sex since your period 6-7 weeks ago. If no, and you did the test correctly, you are not pregnant. To be sure, you may get a blood test for HCG. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can stress cause brown discharge instead of period?

Can stress cause brown discharge instead of period?

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. This is not necessarily related to stress. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge instead of period heavy for first day but now only when i wipe but negative test, pregnant?

Dark brown discharge instead of period heavy for first day but now only when i wipe but negative test, pregnant?

Trust the test: If your pregnancy test is negative and you repeated in a couple of days and it's still negative then you're not pregnant. The discharge was likely just a slightly irregular period. ...Read more

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Second month of brown discharge instead of period. Haven't missed a pill. Coul I be pregnant?

Second month of brown discharge instead of period. Haven't missed a pill. Coul I be pregnant?

Maybe normal: After some months or years not unusual for pill takers to have very lite cycles. As long that it occurs when on last or dummy pills on which to bleed on and doesn't last over 7-8 days and occurs only when due per pill pack then we should be fine. As always you may check with your Gyn to test for other causes .i .e infection , pregnancy ,polyps,etc..sometimes changing pill may give you a cycle. ...Read more

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Brown discharge instead of period for a month, a lot lighter than a usual period, usually heavy red periods that are regular, virgin. What's wrong?

Brown discharge instead of period for a month, a lot lighter than a usual period, usually heavy red periods that are regular, virgin. What's wrong?

Brown = old 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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Light brown discharge instead of period, been off pill for 6 weeks. Preg test negative. But am I pregnant?

Blood test...: A more specific blood test should be able to tell if you are pregnant or not. Abnormal vaginal discharge is not exclusive of pregnancy but could also be caused by a vaginal infection. Get seen by a GYN provider in order to vaginal exam and testing if necessary. ...Read more