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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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Sticky/stretchy discharge couple of days before period for past 3 months. On BC pill. Doctor said withdraw bleeding. Is that so even if clear?

Sticky/stretchy discharge couple of days before period for past 3 months. On BC pill. Doctor said withdraw bleeding. Is that so even if clear?

Doesn't sound like: Withdrawal bleeding is the reaction of abrupt discontinuation of a hormonal supplement. The last 7 days of the pack are sugar pills and cause withdrawal bleeding which you take as a "normal" period but the withdrawal bleeding is a bleeding not stretchy, sticky discharge like you describe. Not sure what it is but it may be worthwhile to have it checked for infection unless this has been ruled out. ...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?

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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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

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Had normal period day after ending I started passing sticky stringy discharge clear with bloody tint on and off for a week it comes and goes?

Had normal period day after ending I started passing sticky stringy discharge clear with bloody tint on and off for a week it comes and goes?

Probably old blood: It sounds like you are seeing old blood left over from your cycle. You can track your cycles over the next few rounds and see if this pattern continues. Birth control methods can be used to solve this problem. ...Read more

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I am on day 24 of period and I have a lot of clear discharge that is just like water. It is not very odorous. My usual discharge is sticky.Whats this?

I am on day 24 of period and I have a lot of clear discharge that is just like water. It is not very odorous. My usual discharge is sticky.Whats this?

Depends on odor: Copious watery discharge without odor is normal and can occur when not ovulating, following heavy exercise or with increased sexual arousal. The presence of odor suggests bacterial vaginosis. Need to see a doctor but is treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've missed my period abd have a clear sticky discharge that comes out in globs sometimes. Could I be pregnant?

I've missed my period abd have a clear sticky discharge that comes out in globs sometimes. Could I be pregnant?

Its possible...: Pregnacy is one of the most common reasons to miss your period. There are other possible reasons, however. You can clarify the situation by doing a home pregnancy test. The discharge is a non-specific finding and doesn't mean you are (or are not) pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is sticky clear discharge 4 days before my period normal?

Is sticky clear discharge 4
 days before my period normal?

Infection & hormones: Some vaginal discharge can be normal. As you go through the month your hormones cause changes in the discharge. In some cases though discharge can be a sign of infection. Causes incluse yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and stds. There are simple tests that can be done in the office to determine if this is normal or not. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have white clear discharge and cramps two weeks before period?

What does it mean if you have white clear discharge and cramps two weeks before period?

Likely ovulation: The change in the cervical mucus can occur at the time of ovulation, and ovulation can be accompanied by some cramping. ...Read more

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Since I've been off my last period I've had brown sometimes clear discharge that is thick and sticky I have some spotting too . Why?

Since I've been off my last period I've had brown sometimes clear discharge that is  thick and sticky I have some spotting too . Why?

Pregnancy?: You always have to rule out pregnancy. Get a home pregnancy test. They should turn positive about the time you're a week late. If it's negative, repeat it and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Is clear watery discharge normal before period starts? Period supposed to start 2 days ago but has not. Been having PMS symptoms. Virgin

Is clear watery discharge normal before period starts? Period supposed to start 2 days ago but has not. Been having PMS symptoms. Virgin

The discharge sounds: Like it may be one of the variable states of vaginal secretions during the menstrual cycle. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and med problems. ...Read more

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