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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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Why do I get brown vaginal discharge and light watery periods?

Why do I get brown vaginal discharge and light watery periods?

Old blood: Blood turns brown when it oxidizes - so just means old blood when you have brown discharge. ...Read more

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Will having brown vaginal discharge be a sign you are about to start your period?

Will having brown vaginal discharge be a sign you are about to start your period?

Sometimes: Brown blood is old blood and not the fresh blood of a new period. If you are due for your period and do not start bright red blood in a few days check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have brown vaginal discharge and never had your period before?

What does it mean when you have brown vaginal discharge and never had your period before?

It might be a period: Your first period might just be a little brown mucous without red blood. Make sure and let your mother know that you might be starting. ...Read more

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I have had brown vaginal discharge for two and a half months now and no period. What are possible causes?

I have had brown vaginal discharge for two and a half months now and no period. What are possible causes?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge is usually small amounts of oxidized blood. Imagine you cut yourself in the kitchen. At first it is bright red, the dark red, then a brown scab. This happens because the color change indicates oxidation of the hemoglobin in the blood. With vaginal discharge, the transit time from your uterus to the outside was long enough to allow oxidation. no ovulation, small amounts of blood. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge and no period when it's expected? Discharge occurred 2 weeks before expected period

Brown vaginal discharge and no period when it's expected? Discharge occurred 2 weeks before expected period

Mid cycle bleeding: some women with spot a little when they ovulate. If this happens every month you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have brown vaginal discharge for the past 2 days. My last period was a week and a half ago. What is causing this?

I have brown vaginal discharge for the past 2 days. My last period was a week and a half ago. What is causing this?

Infection or other: This could be due to an infection or blood. I would consult your obgyn, but if you begin to feel weak, fatigued, or feverish, i'd definitely consult your doctor immediately. Having discharge can lead to worsening problems if not addressed soon. ...Read more

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I have brown vaginal discharge for the past four days. My last period was about two weeks ago. What could be causing this?

See your doctor: Brown discharges are not normal from the vagina and could reflect infection, contamination, or more esoteric things, you need a proper vaginal examination (speculum and all) to get this checked out. Could be old blood or even part of a tampon left behind. ...Read more

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Hasn't had her first period yet(she is14) but she has been having a darkish brown vaginal discharge for the past couple of days. What does this mean?

Hasn't had her first period yet(she is14) but she has been having a darkish brown vaginal discharge for the past couple of days. What does this mean?

Some bleeding: Dark brown discharge is almost certainly related to some degree of bleeding. If it persists, she should be seen to evaluate for abnormal bleeding. It would be appropriate to observe for another month to see if it recurs - if so it may be the beginning of her menses. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more