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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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What should I do for blood and brown discharge while using depo?

Common side effect: Irregular bleeding and spotting is common for women on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Often this will go away the longer a woman is using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). However spotting can also be an indication of a vaginal or cervical infection, so if you have any concerns about that check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had brown discharge coming out for about a month now and I just recently got the depo. How do I make it go away?

I have had brown discharge coming out for about a month now and I just recently got the depo. How do I make it go away?

To stop the shots: The brown spotting and/or brown discharge are pretty common side effects of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). After the last shot of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone), it can take over 6 months for the drug to leave the body. During this period women also could experience brown discharge which could linger until the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is completely gone. ...Read more

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I'm spotting brown discharge what does it mean been off depo a month now?

I'm spotting brown discharge what does it mean been off depo a month now?

Common: After stopping Depo Provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it can take up to a year or more for ypur menses to normalize, and even that long to regain fertility. However if you do not want to get pregnant at this time, please be sure to use another effective method of contraception, even if you are not menstruating normally. ...Read more

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What acually causes brown discharge and blood when on depo? I've been on it for about a year now. I don't understand why I have brown discharge.

What acually causes brown discharge and blood when on depo? I've been on it for about a year now. I don't understand why I have brown discharge.

Depo: Its the lining of your uterus being so suppressed by the Progesterone effect of the Depo-Provera that it breaks down and your body cannot react to that by making estrogen to heal it due to the also suppressive effect of Depo-Provera on ovulation. Sometimes a short course of estrogen pills for a few weeks can help with that but over time this may come back, and you then take estrogen again. ...Read more

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Hello, I took the depo shot december last year after taking that shot I started to have brown discharge upon till now could you please advice me?

Brown: Very unlikely that a depo shot given almost three months ago would start and keep going with brown discharge.
You must see your primary doctor as soon a possible.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Two days after sex I get cramps and brown discharge but I'm on depo.... (this is the second time this has happen)?

Two days after sex I get cramps and brown discharge but I'm on depo.... (this is the second time this has happen)?

Can be normal: The Depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot can cause a disruption of the menses. Some women have no menses on the Depot. Other women have irregular spotting. Brown discharge is old blood. Depending on effect of Depot on your uterine lining, this may be old blood from lining, or it could be post-coital spotting which comes from cervix. See a doctor if you're worried, more information is needed to accurately diagnos ...Read more

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I just stared da Depo-Provera an I have a brown discharge what can I do?

Should get better: Give it time and it should get better. If it doesn't go away, you may need to be checked by your GYN. ...Read more

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I got the Depo-Provera shot about 3 weeks ago, started having brown discharge 3 days ago. What's going on?

I got the Depo-Provera shot about 3 weeks ago, started having brown discharge 3 days ago. What's going on?

Expected: Depo is basically a shot of one of the two hormones, progesterone, that regulates your menstrual cycle. While Depo-Provera can protect you against pregnancy, without the balancing hormone estrogen, you may notice some unscheduled spotting. Doesn't increase risk of pregnancy nor usually need treatment. Estrogen treatment may help, if bothersome. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Having blood and later brown discharge 2 days after sex something I should worry about? I am on depo shot.

No: Unusual bleeding is the hallmark of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). The most common reason women choose to stop using hormonal contraception in general, tends to be dissatisfaction with their bleeding patterns which is usually unscheduled bleeding and spotting. ...Read more

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Depo for 4 years been off over a year, brown discharge w/cramps 4wk ago only day long, now cramp and bloody dc everyweek mid week for one day?

Depo for 4 years been off over a year, brown discharge w/cramps 4wk ago only day long, now cramp and bloody dc everyweek mid week for one day?

Response off depo: Response off Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) varies from woman to woman. Resumption of bleeding is a sign that menstruation may start to re-occur. Restoration of fertility off Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) can range from 6-18 months. Uterine lining is being sloughed off now that Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) has stopped. ...Read more

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I got my first Depo-Provera injection about two weeks ago. Yesterday and all of today I have been getting brown discharge. What does this mean?

I got my first Depo-Provera injection about two weeks ago. Yesterday and all of today I have been getting brown discharge. What does this mean?

It is normal: The hormone is Depo-Provera drovera causes your uterine lining to thin, which often results in bleeding or bloody discharge. The brown is just old blood. You may expect this for several weeks after getting the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection. Usually it stops entirely. ...Read more

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I had sex a week ago and the condom popped, I'm on depo. But today a actual week since sex I had brown discharge. I've been discharging all week.

I had sex a week ago and the condom popped, I'm on depo. But today a actual week since sex I had brown discharge. I've been discharging all week.

DepoProvera: DepoProvera is a very effective contraceptive. You are right to use a condom every time to protect against STDs. If the discharge doesn't clear up in a few days, consider visiting your gynecologist for a checkup and screening. ...Read more

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I had sex Jan.29 (fri.) I'm on depo but the condom popped. Exactly a week later (fri.) I had brown discharge for 5-6 days now. What could be the cause?

I had sex Jan.29 (fri.) I'm on depo but the condom popped. Exactly a week later (fri.) I had brown discharge for 5-6 days now. What could be the cause?

DepoProvera: DepoProvera is a very effective contraceptive. You are right to use a condom every time to protect against STDs. If the discharge doesn't clear up in a few days, consider visiting your gynecologist for a checkup and screening. ...Read more

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Been having brown discharge for a week now, have unprotected sex, been on depo for about 9 mnths Is the excessive discharge due to hormonal imbalance?

Been having brown discharge for a week now, have unprotected sex, been on depo for about 9 mnths Is the excessive discharge due to hormonal imbalance?

Hard to tell you: The cause of your "excessive discharge" may not be determined without a Gyn evaluation, examination of your vagina, cervix and some microscopic and microbiological tests of the discharge. Remember that "unprotected sex" increases your risks of STIs ; long-acting-reversible contraceptives like intrauterine devices and subdermal implants are much more effective (>99%) than Depo-Provera (90 to 94%) ...Read more

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I was on the Depo-Provera shot I stopped taken it about 3 months ago I am two months late on my periodand now I'm having brown discharge what could that mean?

I was on the Depo-Provera shot I stopped taken it about 3 months ago I am two months late on my periodand now I'm having brown discharge what could that mean?

A number of things: It can take 6 months after stopping a Depo-Provera shot before periods return to "normal" assuming they were 'normal' to begin with. You could have skipped a cycle, in theory you could have had an early pregnancy and early misscarriage. Many early miscarriages are perceived by women as a late or funny period. But you could have just had a funny period this cycle as well. Be healthy, wait and watch. ...Read more

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What leads to brown discharge on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

What leads to brown discharge on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Old blood: Many women on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) don't have regular menstrual periods. Sometimes there is some breakthrough bleeding that occurs in small amounts. The blood may not come out right away so it turns a brown color that you see as it seeps out slowly. ...Read more

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I got the Depo shot 2.5 months ago. I haven't had any periods since then, but a brown discharge started last night and now blood?

I got the Depo shot 2.5 months ago. I haven't had any periods since then, but a brown discharge started last night and now blood?

Bleeding on depo: This is not unusual. Spotting anytime during last few weeks before depot shot is due is not unusual. If this is your 1st Depo shot, do a pregnancy test. If negative, getting your next Depo-Provera shot now will stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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I'm a few weeks away from my next Depo-Provera shot, im seeing blood when I weep but now its a dark brown discharge that's clumpy, what could be wrong?

DepoProvera: One of most common side effects of depoprovera is spotting or irregular menses. Many women will report no menses (amenorrhea) after a year's worth of Depo-Provera shots but spotting is still common. Color of blood changes depending upon its exposure to oxygen. Blood that's flowing quickly tends to be redder while blood that's been hanging around a bit tends to clot & turn darker, too. Go see your doc if? ...Read more

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How long does occasional discharge last on Depo-Provera shot? It's been going on since before christmas eve. First brown discharge, now some blood and pink.

How long does occasional discharge last on Depo-Provera shot? It's been going on since before christmas eve. First brown discharge, now some blood and pink.

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. Brown is simply old blood coming out. Annoying but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Constant brown discharge but no period im 2 days late. I've had unprotected sex but im on depo. Is this normal?

Constant brown discharge but no period im 2 days late. I've had unprotected sex but im on depo. Is this normal?

Probably: If you have had your Depo-Provera pro era shots on time this may be normal as many women spot and do not have regular men's trial cycles. Check a pregnancy test and if negative you can monitor this. If spotting persists and is bothersome, see your doctor to try to find a remedy. ...Read more