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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 discharge first day of period?

Brown discharge first day of period?

Vaginal Discharge: The brown is probably some aged blood in the mucous...It may be left over from the last period. It could be some irritation of the cervix. If the menses is otherwise normal then this may not need to be worried about. ...Read more

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Brown discharge with blood instead of a period. Whatsup?

Brown discharge with blood instead of  a period. Whatsup?

Sexually active?: If you are sexually active and have not used protection, you could be pregnant. First step is to take a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, and you have not had unprotected sex recently ( in the last 10 days), don't worry about it. There are times where women will have an abnormal period. Stress plays a factor. No evaluation is needed until you have had three consecutive abnormal cycle. ...Read more

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Brown smudge on day of expected period , vaginal discharge back to white and crampy?

Brown smudge on day of expected period , vaginal discharge back to white and crampy?

Wait and see: There are variations in menstrual cycle and can cause your period to come a few days early or late. If you have been having unprotected intercourse, you can do a home pregnancy test to place your mind at rest. White discharge can be benign or sometimes associated with infections such as yeast, and other bacteria. See your GYN if symptoms persist ...Read more

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4days of brown vaginal discharge now light pink dischrge.My period ended a week before the brown discharge came.My blood test high esr. not pregnant.

4days of brown vaginal discharge now light pink dischrge.My period ended a week before the brown discharge came.My blood test high esr. not pregnant.

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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White discharge before period sign of pregnancy?

White discharge before period sign of pregnancy?

Possibly if the: Period is missed. When pregnant, vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period. ...Read more

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Dark brown gooy discharge instead of period. Not pregnant. Is this normal for a cyst?

Dark brown gooy discharge instead of period. Not pregnant. Is this normal for a cyst?

Could be: Ovarian cysts can cause breakthrough bleeding instead of a period and that can present itself as a mucousy discharge when it nixes (permethrin) with the vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Sticky white vaginal discharge. Period or pregnancy symptom?

Sticky white vaginal discharge. Period or pregnancy symptom?

The question is..: Are you late for your cycle? If you are, you need to take a pregnancy test. If your cycles are irregular, that will make undertanding what is going on more difficult, and plenty of young women become pregnant with irregular cycles and are taken by surprise. So, that's issue number one. Issue 2 is if the discharge is abnormal for you, you probaly should have a pelvic exam. Best wishes and be safe. ...Read more

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After having sex, does white vaginal discharge instead of a period mean you're pregnant?

After having sex, does white vaginal discharge instead of a period mean you're pregnant?

Find good info: Unprotected sexual intercourse around the time you ovulate (release egg) followed by a missed period (bleeding) and a positive test means you're pregnant. Other signs exist but the miss and pos. test are key. Get good info from Dr, pharmacy, library or online. It will help you understand this important complex topic.Best! ...Read more

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Five days before period had dark stringy discharge. light brown discharge when wipe. on birth control. Just had bacterial infect.Treated. rephresh pil?

Five days before period had dark stringy discharge. light brown discharge when wipe. on birth control. Just had bacterial infect.Treated. rephresh pil?

Brown = old blood: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. Rephresh is fine to use ...Read more

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Is brown vaginal discharge a sign of conception?

Is brown vaginal discharge a sign of conception?

No: It's very non-specific. That doesn't mean you couldn't have conceived, but the discharge doesn't tell you anything. ...Read more

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Days of light brownish smelly discharge?

Days of light brownish smelly discharge?

Brown discharge can : Be old blood. 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. ...Read more

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What is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

What is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

The brown discharge: Is most likely old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from your uterus. You may be having a hormonal imbalance. Take care. ...Read more

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Heavy brown stringy discharge coming from vagina 2 weeks before period?

Heavy brown stringy discharge coming from vagina 2 weeks before period?

Evaluation: Mid cycle discharge is usually clear stringy discharge.But if you HAV brown discharge, you need to get evaluate with a doctor. ...Read more

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Discharge instead of Period? New to period.

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is i possible to ovulate and have creamy white discharge instead of stringy clear discharge?

Is i possible to ovulate and have creamy white discharge instead of stringy clear discharge?

Yup: Although the presence of stringy clear cervical mucus is a good sign that a patient is around the point of ovulation, the absence of the mucus does not preclude ovulation. Of course if your cycles are very irregular then it would not be surprising that the mucus fails to become stringy and watery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more