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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:)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What does light brownish discharge mean?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have this thick gummy brownish discharge what is it?

I have this thick gummy brownish discharge what is it?

Discharge: If you have an abnormal discharge, you need to get it checked. Likely an infection.

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It is normal to have brown/black discharge after your monthly?

Normal and common: It is both normal and common to have menstrual contents ranging from bright red to black.

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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.

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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.