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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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Diff opinion not breakthrough not on oc, birthcontrol.Nvr hve been wut else wud cause me to wake up with brown discharge n CM soaked panties?

Diff opinion not breakthrough not on oc, birthcontrol.Nvr hve been wut else wud cause me to wake up with brown discharge n CM soaked panties?

Hormones: I'm not sure what type of answer you're looking for, but breakthrough bleeding (assuming there was no trauma to the vagina or cervix as the cause of bleeding) is going to come from the uterus and is determined by hormones. Brown discharge is old blood. See a gynecologist if the answers you are receiving on healthtap aren't to your liking. An exam might be a good idea, if the bleeding unexplained. ...Read more

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I am on birthcontrol i missed a pill friday took two on saturday now i am seeing brown Discharge and i have two more tablets to finish my back?

I am on birthcontrol i missed a pill friday took two on saturday now i am seeing brown
Discharge and i have two more tablets to finish my back?

Expected: Missing a pill can make you have an early period. Finish taking all the pills in the pack but don't be surprised if you have an early period or early spotting. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I was taking birthcontrol kept getting a brown discharge so i stop taking iit the discharge reduced but sometimes i get clot stretchy brown stuff?Help

I was taking birthcontrol kept getting a brown discharge so i stop taking iit the discharge reduced but sometimes i get clot stretchy brown stuff?Help

Can be normal: Ovulation discharge is normal and experienced by large numbers of women. During ovulation you may see changes in the color and consistency of vaginal discharge. Menstrual irregularities are also quite common and can be caused by a wide variety of factors. If you have no other symptoms and this does not occur regularly would not worry. ...Read more

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I'm on birthcontrol. Had sex week and a day ago. Have had a brown discharge for three days. What's going on?

I'm on birthcontrol. Had sex week and a day ago. Have had a brown discharge for three days. What's going on?

Spotting? STD? : If this is a new partner or if you didn't use a condom, please go get tested for an STD. And if you missed any birth control pills, that can cause withdrawal bleeding or what you're calling brown spotting. ...Read more

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I've been on birthcontrol for 3 weeks. The day after i had sex i started having a brown discharge, there are no other symptoms, what does mean?

Old blood, infection: Usually, this could be old blood that your body is naturally getting rid of, or possibly a sign of infection. If it persists, or you have excessively yellow, green or other colored discharge more than a couple days, see your doc to get a smear/other tests to make sure it's nothing serious. ...Read more

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I was treated for chylamdia with amiztrocyin im on birthcontrol too my cycle is supposse to start but its only dark brown discharge with little blood?

I was treated for chylamdia with amiztrocyin im on birthcontrol too my cycle is supposse to start but its only dark brown discharge with little blood?

Birth control: It is not unusual to skip a period or have a light period while on birth control pills especially if you are taking the 24 or 26 day active pill packs or taking active pills continuously. ...Read more

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I started the birthcontrol Depo-Provera in dec and now i'm starting to get brown discharge from my vaginal area. What is going on?

I started the birthcontrol Depo-Provera in dec and now i'm starting to get brown discharge from my vaginal area. What is going on?

Normal: Irregular spotting and bleeding are very common side effectrs of depo_provera shot. This doesn't mean it's not working. If the irregular bleeding is very bothersome, you can take birth control or estrogen only to help stop it. ...Read more

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I missed 3 weeks of birthcontrol pills could that be why I'm having a lil brown discharge and gas but I also had unprotected sex what's wrong with me?

I missed 3 weeks of birthcontrol pills could that be why I'm having a lil brown discharge and gas but I also had unprotected sex what's wrong with me?

Take a test: If you stopped the pills then that triggers bleeding. It is unrelated to gas. If you had unprotected sex then take a home pregnancy test and schedule a visit for STD testing. ...Read more

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I have been on on the birthcontrol previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for two years and have a brown discharge a week before my period. Is it normal? Any way to make it stop?

I have been on on the birthcontrol previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for two years and have a brown discharge a week before my period.  Is it normal? Any way to make it stop?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Brown discharge while on birth control ?

Brown discharge while on birth control ?

Possibly: It is not uncommon for women on birth control pills to have their periods become lighter, shorter, less frequent, or stop all together. These changes can occur once, occasionally, frequently or all the time. If you have not missed any pills and had protected sex, the likelihood of being pregnant is very low. If still concerned, you can check a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How come i get dark brown discharge while on birth control?

How come i get dark brown discharge while on birth control?

Usually: This can occur due to an effect of the hormones on thinning the uterine lining, and decreasing the amount of tissue that accumulates each month, and some patients develop a brownish discharge that is the shedding of older blood/tissue from the uterine lining. Many different things can cause though. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge for ten days on birth control. Is this normal?

Many possibilities: Spotting or irregular bleeding is common in the first 3 months of any new pill. Missed pills also cause bleeding, so be sure you're not missing, but spotting/ bleeding can have other causes: pregnancy, fibroids, stds, a polyp. Bc other than pills may have spotting (the shot, implant, or progestin iud). See your dr to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm on the continuous birth control and I have brown discharge, what could be wrong?

Spotting is not : Uncommon with contraceptives. Brown discharge is usually older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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Can taking my birth control 10 hrs late cause me to have brown discharge the next day?

Can taking my birth control 10 hrs late cause me to have brown discharge the next day?

Yes: Some women's bodies are more sensitive than others. That being, taking their pills in the evening, then morning can cause them to break through bleeding which may show up as spotting. ...Read more

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Why am i experiencing brown discharge after taking birth control and how do I get it to stop?

Why am i experiencing brown discharge after taking birth control and how do I get it to stop?

Birth control : It is normal to have some spotting when you start birth control. Just keep taking your pills on time. It should improve after a few packs of pills as long as you don't miss any pills. ...Read more

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I'm on the birth control rod, an had it for a week an know I am starting to have brown discharge ?

Brown discharge: Some irregular spotting and bleeding is not uncommon with the birth control rod. Brown discharge represents old blood so nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more