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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

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I have brown discharge instead of period. I am feeling dry and itchy. I am 42. Married and sexually active with hubby only.

I have brown discharge instead of   period. I am feeling dry and itchy. I am 42.  Married and sexually active with hubby only.

Three concerns: !.) the brown discharge may or may not be your period so run a pregnancy test if you have not been using contraception. 2.) At age 42 your periods will become more anovulatory with estrogen dominance, therefore a normal cycle trend prior to peri menopause. 3). The itching may be a vaginal infection that may need to be evaluated and treated by a GYN MD. ...Read more

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My period was due on 15th Dec & i noticed spotting on the same day.Again spotted drops of brown discharge instead of period,today.Dizziness & nausea ?

My period was due on 15th Dec & i noticed spotting on the same day.Again spotted drops of brown discharge instead of period,today.Dizziness & nausea ?

You need...: I am not sure how easy is of you to get a pregnancy test where you are without seeing a doctor. If you can get one done If not then you will need to see a doctor for evaluation and testing as needed. Besides pregnancy this could also be related to other problems like an infection, ovarian cysts, skipped ovulation, stress, among others. ...Read more

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Brown discharge instead of period? On birth control. Bown discharge for a few days then it stopped. Took three pregnancy tests diff days.All negative.

Brown discharge instead of period? On birth control. Bown discharge for a few days then it stopped. Took three pregnancy tests diff days.All negative.

Can be normal: Brown discharge is old blood, nothing to worry about. The fact that you had brown blood instead of a period can be normal for a woman on birth control. Sometimes when women don't bleed it's because there's nothing (uterine lining) to bleed from, nothing to shed. Are you on a low dose? Estrogen causes lining to build up, Progesterone to slough off. ...Read more

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I have been getting brown discharge instead of period off and on for 2 week and it's getting lighter day by day my nipples are sore wat can it be I have had 6 negative hpt?

I have been getting brown discharge instead of period off and on for 2 week and it's getting lighter day by day my nipples are sore wat can it be I have had 6 negative hpt?

Stop testing: If you have had six negative tests you should stop doing them since clearly you are not pregnant. There are many options to control irregular menstrual bleeding. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn or schedule a Healthtap Prime visit. Birth control would provide excellent menstrual cycle control. ...Read more

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Vaginal burning (worse when urinating), dark brown discharge instead of period, yellow/green discharge, unusual odor (not foul), redness. Not an STD?

Vaginal burning (worse when urinating), dark brown discharge instead of period, yellow/green discharge, unusual odor (not foul), redness. Not an STD?

Vaginal d/c etc: Hallo Harold75~ this sounds like pretty classical Gardnerella vaginalis or trichomonas vaginalis infection or even GC so you MUST see a doc for proper testing to make right diagnosis and get treatment. Remember to inform your partner when you get the right diagnosis and advise he shd be treated as well. thx ...Read more

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