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How likely is it that my brown, flaky discharge is just spotting. It's my first month on seasonique (I am on week 6 now) we use condoms every time.

How likely is it that my brown, flaky discharge is just spotting. It's my first month on seasonique (I am on week 6 now) we use condoms every time.

I think it is: Likely that your brown, flaky discharge is old blood/spotting. Seasonique is a combination oral contraceptive pill containing both estrogen and progesterone. Especially early on, there can be alterations in the balance of these hormones and spotting results. I wouldn't worry about this. If bleeding becomes more intense or persistent, review with your prescribing Doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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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I'm having light red and brown flaky discharge on day of period and vagina wall is tight but cant get tampon in. No infections. Could I be pregnant?

I'm having light red and brown flaky discharge on day of period and vagina wall is tight but cant get tampon in. No infections. Could I be pregnant?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Vaginal discharge and a sensation that the vaginal walls are tightening are not typical pregnancy symptoms. ...Read more

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At the end of my period. Usually I'll have brown discharge a day or 2 after. Was brown and now it's greyish and flaky. Is this old blood or infection?

At the end of my period. Usually I'll have brown discharge a day or 2 after. Was brown and now it's greyish and flaky. Is this old blood or infection?

Vaginal discharge: Without seeing it and examining you it is impossible to be sure, but this sounds like old blood. If you continue to be concerned have your GYN take a peek at you. ...Read more

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What does brown sticky discharge mean?

What does brown sticky discharge mean?

Brown discharge is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Brown gooey discharge what does it mean?

Brown gooey discharge what does it mean?

The brown may: Be due to older blood being cleaned from the uterus. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What is brown gooey discharge a sign of?

Brown discharge: Female? Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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What does light brownish discharge mean?

Vaginal discharge?: It may be old, deoxygenated blood mixed in with vaginal secretions. ...Read more

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Why is my discharge a light brown colour?

Why is my discharge a light brown colour?

Possible infection: Without more information or an exam, I can only guess. You might be having an infection, the start of your period, or other problem. See your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have brown snotty discharge. What is it from?

Mucous Colors....: The brown is probably some aged blood in the mucous...The nasal cavity can leak blood when you have a lot of swelling or mucous production. This is part of a human body and it does not sound as if this is abnormal. ...Read more

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I have some brownish discharge what can cause this?

Brown D/C: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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What might cause brownish discharge with a bad odder?

What might cause brownish discharge with a bad odder?

Infection?: It seems that you have a vaginal infection which could be due to BV or Trichomoniasis. You need to see your provider for exam and treatment. ...Read more

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I keep having a brownish discharge, is something wrong with me?

Likely not.: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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My girlfriend have a pinkish brown discharged what does it mean?

My girlfriend have a pinkish brown discharged what does it mean?

Hard to say.: The answer depends on whether or not she is on birth control or not. Pregnancy, infection, cervical irritation, and mid-cycle bleeding are all possible. If pregnant and bleeding or has bleeding with fever or pain, she needs to get seen today. ...Read more

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What does it mean when discharge changes frm light pink to light brown?

There is likely: Blood mixed in with your vaginal secretions. Brown is often older blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please get medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I have dark brown snotty discharge ive had for about 3-4 weeks now? What could it be

Vaginal discharge?: This may be an infection with old blood mixed with mucous secretions. If this is a vaginal discharge, you must be examined and tested for both bleeding, infection and/or exposure to STD. Call for a GYN appointment today! 3-4 weeks is simply too long. ...Read more

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15 days late. Two weeks ago I had brownish discharge but went away the next day. I took a test and came up negative?

15 days late. Two weeks ago I had brownish discharge but went away the next day. I took a test and came up negative?

Anovulation/pregnant: Although the chance is low, you could still be pregnant so you should get another pregnant test in a couple of days. If you missed your menstrual cycle, and aren't pregnant, you may have pcos, a thyroid disorder, or another cause for anovulation. If you gained or lost weight over a short period of time, it may also cause your cycle to be irregular. At your age this occurs more frequently. ...Read more

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Currently 5 weeks and 6 days and when I wipe I have like a little dot of pinkish/ brownish discharge. Is this normal?

Yes: If you are having no other symptoms like cramping, other discharge especially bleeding, then not to worry. Please discuss with your OB doctor next visit. Good luck with your pregnancy. Dr. R ...Read more

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This is suck a crazy question, I have noticed that after self pleasuring, I get light brown and slightly bloody discharge. What should I do?

This is suck a crazy question, I have noticed that after self pleasuring, I get light brown and slightly bloody discharge. What should I do?

Hematospermia: Blood in your ejaculation: time for an exam and stop masturbating until cleared up. You may need systemic antibiotics if the bleeding was caused by infection or excessive masturbation. Call for an appointment today. ...Read more