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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 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 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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