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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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I got my period on the tenth, lasted about 5-6 days i had sex yesterday and we noticed a brown gooey slimy discharge. What could that be?

I got my period on the tenth, lasted about 5-6 days  i had  sex yesterday and  we noticed a brown gooey slimy discharge. What could that be?

Ovulation: If your menstrual cycle is around 28 days, ovulation occurs about 14 days from the beginning of your cycle (about now). Around ovulation, most women have more (slimy) discharge and sometimes some spotting because of the normal hormone changes in the cycle. ...Read more

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Having brown slimy vaginal discharge 2 days before my period normal?

Having brown slimy vaginal discharge 2 days before my period normal?

Watch: It may just be related to hormone changers before your period, if you are concerned about pregnancy, check a test. ...Read more

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I have my period every 6 months. Take my pill @ the same time. Yesterday I was cramping & woke up and had brown slimy discharge? What does that mean?

Breakthrough bleeding.: This is likely breakthrough bleeding. With low-dose birth-control pills, the lining of the uterus may become unstable and you will have some bleeding. It does not affect the contraceptive aspect of the pill, so do NOT stop taking them. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage almost two months ago the pill cleared everything out and now instead of a period I get slimy brown discharge. And it won't stop?

I had a miscarriage almost two months ago the pill cleared everything out and now instead of a period I get slimy brown discharge. And it won't stop?

Common: This is common from medically induced miscarriage. Just do a medicated vinegar douche. If it still persists, you may use a birth control pill to kick your hormonal system to get back to normal. To be safe, do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more