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Why is there chunky brown discharge coming from my vagina?

Why is there chunky brown discharge coming from my vagina?

Discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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'm on Tri-Linyah, have been taking it for two months, and have recently been experiencing a chunky brown discharge, mild cramps, and fatigue.?

I'm on Tri-Linyah, have been taking it for two months, and have recently been experiencing a chunky brown discharge, mild cramps, and fatigue.?

Ok for now: This may be your uterine lining, going thru an adjustment in thickness, from the Pill, the lining will thin down over time, and cycle flow should decrease, as well as decreased cramps, one or two more cycles to adjust, if problem continues, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Took Plan B a week and 1/2 ago and experienced brown chunky discharge in my underwear this morning and bleeding on and off but very light. What is it?

Took Plan B a week and 1/2 ago and experienced brown chunky discharge in my underwear this morning and bleeding on and off but very light. What is it?

PlanB: It is common with planb to have some subsequent breakthrough bleeding (just as you describe) followed by a delay in your next period. Just make sure you check a pregnancy test in about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex day of ovulation 5/20. Took plan b 5/22 and today I had light pink and like a brown chunky discharge. Normal?

Had unprotected sex day of ovulation 5/20. Took plan b 5/22 and today I had light pink and like a brown chunky discharge. Normal?

May be a small amt.: Of blood. Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Take a home pregnancy test & notify your GYN if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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I'm having brown chunky discharge today (had a little yesterday). Little blood. I had my period a little over a week ago. No side symptoms. Help!

I'm having brown chunky discharge today (had a little yesterday). Little blood. I had my period a little over a week ago. No side symptoms. Help!

Menses: More than likely these chunks are remnants of your last menstrual period- masses of old blood and fragments of the uterine lining. If these persist, your Gynecologist is best qualified to examine and advise you. ...Read more

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I've had dark brown, chunky discharge from my vagina for 3 months, before and after switching birth controls and a vaginal ultrasound. Help!

I've had dark brown, chunky discharge from my vagina for 3 months, before and after switching birth controls and a vaginal ultrasound. Help!

See a doctor: Since your symptoms have continued it is very important to have this evaluated. Discharge of this type is not normal and needs further attention. See your ob/gyn or family doctor asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stomach cramps, Brown chunky discharge, missed period. Using protection, was just tested no more than 2wks ago for STD/HSV 2, neg. Results.

Stomach cramps, Brown chunky discharge, missed period. Using protection, was just tested no more than 2wks ago for STD/HSV 2, neg. Results.

Get examined ASAP: This could be pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, but the tests aren't perfect and some PID cases are not due to STD. And the STD tests aren't perfect. And there are plenty of non-STD problems that could do this as well. But herpes doesn't cause such symptoms.

No matter the exact cause, this is a potentially serious problem. Get professionally examined ASAP. ...Read more

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I've had thick brown discharge for a week why?

I've had thick brown discharge for a week why?

Brown discharge is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood being released from the uterus. Don't know if you had break through bleeding or if this occurred during your period time. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have thick brown discharge?

Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I delivered a still born just over one month ago, I am now getting thick sticky brown discharge is this normal?

Common, but check: Common is not exactly normal. It may not be a problem, but it is worth an exam to verify and relieve your worry. Going through a stillbirth is a stressful thing and reassurance can't hurt. Also, if there is a problem, getting attention is the thing! Have an OBGYN exam to be sure. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge and it's thick with brown clots in it what is this?

Old blood: As your body breaks down blood, it turns from red to brown or black. This is most likely related to menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Hi, for about 5 days now I have been having thick brown discharge and now I have pains in my left side, I also feel sick?

Hi, for about 5 days now I have been having thick brown discharge and now I have pains in my left side, I also feel sick?

Chance of STD's?: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of mucus discharge, of periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with a doctor. A urine pregnancy test is accurate if done correctly, after a missed period, or 3 wks after sex. ...Read more

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Lots of thick brown discharge and had 2 cycles of period in 3 weeks. Should I be worried?

Lots of thick brown discharge and had 2 cycles of period in 3 weeks. Should I be worried?

Many options: 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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I've had my nexplanon for almost 6 months now and I've only had 2 weeks during that time where I'm not having this thick brown discharge. Normal?

I've had my nexplanon for almost 6 months now and I've only had 2 weeks during that time where I'm not having this thick brown discharge. Normal?

Can cause bleeding: Irregular bleeding is a common and normal side effect of nexplanon. Thick brown discharge is usually old blood and mucous that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. For some bleeding occurs less frequently than your normal cycle. For others more frequently. ...Read more

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Thick brown discharge day after period what is this?

Thick brown discharge day after period what is this?

Not to worry.: This is most likely older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the uterus. ...Read more