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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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Brown stringy discharge 12 days before expected period? What causes this? Last on and off for 3 daus

Brown stringy discharge 12 days before expected period? What causes this? Last on and off for 3 daus

Spinnbarkeit: very common midcycle for vaginal and cervix secretions to become very stringy. This is due to the effect of estrogen and is normal. It is also a sign we used to look for ovulation as well. Not to worry. If no other symptoms such as Bad smell to the discharge, bleeding or discomfort or fevers, then not to worry.hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Need more info: If you are on the pill breakthrough spotting is a common effect, especially if you are forgetful about taking the pill on time. If you aren't it could be coinciding with ovulation. ...Read more

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I started on the pill 3 weeks ago and for the past 2 weeks I've been getting a constant dark brown stringy discharge. What is this?

I started on the pill 3 weeks ago and for the past 2 weeks I've been getting a constant dark brown stringy discharge. What is this?

Most likely normal: As your body becomes adjusted to the pill you may have irregular bleeding for two to three months. Please make certain that you use a back up method of contraception for the first cycle. If bleeding becomes too troublesome please contact your care provider. ...Read more

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Brown Stringy discharge on period ? It smelled foul really bad. Should I be worried first time this has happened why is like that day one of period

Brown Stringy discharge on period ? It smelled foul really bad. Should I be worried first time this has happened why is like that day one of period

String Theory: Bacteria like blood. It's warm and nutritious. I don't know if they like the taste. So if you have an infection in there (maybe low level, no symptoms yet) it will flourish, so to speak, when the blood starts flowing. Best to get this issue addressed sooner than later with your GYN. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

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