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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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Dark brown gooey discharge before period. Period came a few days late & is very heavy, & i'm usually light. What could it be?

Dark brown gooey discharge before period. Period came a few days late & is very heavy, & i'm usually light. What could it be?

Uterine lining: The uterus sheds its lining every month. Depending on your hormone levels sometimes women have dark brown spotting or small clots prior to have bright red bleeding. This is normal. If period is more heavy, could be due to hormone changes. A birth control pill can often make periods lighter if that's something you desire. ...Read more

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One day before period is expected, white/clear stretchy discharge is this normal ?

One day before period is expected, white/clear stretchy discharge is this normal ?

Can be variable.: Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (D/C). D/C is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions & bacteria & is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow & ^ estrogen. D/C ^ is seen w ovulation (Clear & like uncooked egg whites), Clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.& pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or thick & white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an ...Read more

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I've been having clear discharge a week before period starts. Is this normal?

I've been having clear discharge a week before period starts. Is this normal?

Ovulation: During ovulation you can encounter the same situation, but sometimes its just a Progesterone effect on the uterus at the end of the menstrual cycle. At the begining of your cycle you have an estrogen effect on the uterus and in the latter part of your menstrual cylce you get a Progesterone effect that causes you to menstruate, and it might cause those symptoms you are refering. ...Read more

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Clear thick snot like discharge with blood 9 days before period what does this mean?

Clear thick snot like discharge with blood 9 days before period what does this mean?

Infection? STD?: At your age (22), most vaginal discharge of this sort is due to an infection, usually an STD. Any and all abnormal or new vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation, so see your doctor. Be sure you are tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have clear, gooey discharge when I wipe. I'm not currently ovulating nor having my period. What could this be?

Discharge: Is the discharge from the vaginal area or from your rectum. If it's from a vaginal area could be a change in the pH in the bacterial flora that's not actually in your vagina. If you're sexually active I would check for an STD. If it's gray it may be gardenella. Usually it has a fishy odor! ...Read more

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Clear watery discharge week before period? No other pregnacy signs

Clear watery discharge week before period? No other pregnacy signs

Needs testing: 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