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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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Was on the pill didn't come on my 7 day break, started a new pack and missed a few pills and now im getting brown gooey discharge instead off period?

Was on the pill didn't come on my 7 day break, started a new pack and missed a few pills and now im getting brown gooey discharge instead off period?

Missing pills: Can cause break through bleeding. It is very important to take your birth control pills every day to give pregnancy prevention and control periods. Some people don't have periods even when taking the pills correctly. ...Read more

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Brown gooey discharge instead of my period. Does this mean i may be pregnant?

Brown gooey discharge instead of my period. Does this mean i may be pregnant?

No: That brown discharge is likely to be your period. The blood turns brown when it is older and deoxygenated. ...Read more

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Dark brown gooey discharge before period. Period came a few days late & is very heavy, & i'm usually light. What could it be?

Dark brown gooey discharge before period. Period came a few days late & is very heavy, & i'm usually light. What could it be?

Uterine lining: The uterus sheds its lining every month. Depending on your hormone levels sometimes women have dark brown spotting or small clots prior to have bright red bleeding. This is normal. If period is more heavy, could be due to hormone changes. A birth control pill can often make periods lighter if that's something you desire. ...Read more

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I am a month late on my period and two days ago i started discharging a brown gooey substance (also brown clotts) what could be going on?

I am a month late on my period and two days ago i started discharging a brown gooey substance (also brown clotts) what could be going on?

Anovulation: Most likely a cycle where the ovary fails to let loose an egg. These self-normalize. To be safe, take a home pregnancy test. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I am just wondering does a brown gooey discharge replace my full period? My last period about three or four weeks ago was just all brown discharge

Hi I am just wondering does a brown gooey discharge replace my full period?  My last period about three or four weeks ago was just all brown discharge

Vaginal discharge: If you have been sexually active you should take a pregnancy test. If not and your next period is the same you should consult your physician. If sexually active some STDs can present with abnormal discharge as well. ...Read more

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Had a termination 2 weeks ago now having brown gooey discharge is this my period starting?

Had a termination 2 weeks ago now having brown gooey discharge is this my period starting?

Possible: Quite likely remnants (old blood) from the termination, perhaps to be followed by some more period like blood. ...Read more

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My last period was 4/25/14 and I missed my period for May. On 6/5/14 I started seeing brown gooey discharge and I still have it. What does this mean?

My last period was 4/25/14 and I missed my period for May. On 6/5/14 I started seeing brown gooey discharge and I still have it.  What does this mean?

Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My period was 7 days late and instead of blood I have gooey brown discharge. I had the implanon put in about a month ago. What does this mean? Thanks

My period was 7 days late and instead of blood I have gooey brown discharge. I had the implanon put in about a month ago. What does this mean? Thanks

It probably has no: Meaning. Your menses will be different due to the hormones in the device. What u explain is typical. Hopefully it will soon become less frequent then stop. If you get persistent bleeding the addition of Estradiol 1 mg is cheap and can help but hopefully will not see this problem. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Brown gooey discharge off&on 4days, no period. TTC 2 months. Preg. Test last week neg. tested too early??

Brown gooey discharge off&on 4days, no period. TTC 2 months. Preg. Test last week neg. tested too early??

Do a pregnancy test: If it has been a week since you did a pregnancy test and you still have not started your period yet, you should do another pregnancy test. If you are TTC you should be taking Prenatal vitamins with folic acid every day to increase the likelihood of having a healthy baby and to help prevent birth defects. ...Read more