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Cramping And White Discharge Before Period
My periods late but I have all the symptoms of it coming, eg. Cramps, but I'm only producing a white discharge. Should I be concerned?
Possibly....: How late are you? If you are sexually active, it is wise to take a home pregnancy test. Another possibility for your symptoms could be an infection. There are also some occasions, however, that periods are late "just because" — hormonal changes, stress, etc. See your doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more
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
Watery discharge: Pink watery discharge could indicate an infection such as gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas. It could simply be the start of your period and blood is giving it the pink color. You could have cervical polyps or warts that are bleeding. There are a variety of causes. Schedule an exam with an obgyn. ...Read more
Depends on discharge: Some mild white vaginal discharge is normal, and is likely due to the body responding to hormones. If the discharge becomes excessive, foul-smelling, cottage cheese-like, or associated with itching or discomfort, you might consider bringing it up with your doctor, since it could be due to an infection. ...Read more
Mid cycle discharge.: Mild cramping with a clear to white, thick discharge is often seen at the time of ovulation. It is a bit unusual that this appears 6 days before a period, because ovulation usually occurs 14 days before a period. I would want to know if you have had any new sexual contacts to rule out any chance of an infection. ...Read more
Brownish highly clotted discharge for a weekone week before period with very painful cramps. This is month 4 in a row this has happened. What do I do?
See your GYN: A very painful brown discharge with clots the week before your period 4 months in a row is clearly not something that is going away on its own. Time to see your GYN, PCP, or an urgent care clinic for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing to find out what is the problem and from there start to treat it. Hope this helps and you feel better fast. ...Read more
A woman has: Vaginal secretions throughout her menstrual cycle. There is nothing necessarily wrong with white d/c before your period. However, a clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with >. ...Read more
Discharge.: Leukorrhea is a clear to white vaginal discharge made up of vaginal secretions, debris and dead white blood cells. It does not have an odor, cause burning, pain, itching or redness. It is normal for the consistency and amount to change throughout your menstrual cycle. For instance, there is more when ovulating or pregnant. By discharges that are symptomatic should be medically checked. Take care. ...Read more
Progesterone: Every month? Progesterone levels increase the week before cycles and can effect discharge changing it. A natural process. Wt changes can effect the balances of these hormones and thus the discharge. Some women will have cravings for sugar the week before cycle and this can effect the discharge as well. ...Read more
Irregular periods: 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
Probably normal: The nature and volume of the vaginal discharge will vary through the cycle. At the time of ovulation the discharge becomes thinner and the volume increases. At the point you note — you would have already ovulated and you may be seeing the inherent increase in discharge. After a few more days the discharge will usually decrease — as the time for the period approaches. ...Read more
Two weeks before period strong cramps in right side and rather a lot of clear, gooey discharge, history of miscarriages?
White thicky discharge before period, and that same week I was having cramps. And now it's 5 days that I missed my period.
Need more info: You do not state if you are sexually active, which broadens the discussion. Generally "discharge" or secretions will vary depending on the situation. Normal secretions can be clear, whitish, or even cream colored. The consistency can be anything from really thin, to stringy and even goopy. Check a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. ...Read more
Sexual active had cramps on and off 1 week before period for 3 days then having white thin watery discharge 5 days bfore it could this normal or preg?
Discharge is normal: It's normal for a woman to have discharge every day. Discharge typically changes in consistency through cycle based on changes in hormones. So long as discharge doesn't itch or smell fishy, it's okay. Sometimes when women have copious amount of discharge it can be a sign of a bacterial infection. If you're worried, see doc for check up! ...Read more
I don't know if it is period or discharge. Brown color, 10 days early, had cramps like the usual before period, lasts for 6 days. What is this?
Irregular periods: 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
Clear slippery dischage with a bit of blood and cramps. Very watery clear discharge the day before. Period due in 12 days. Is this normal?
Brown discharge 5 days before period was due. Off and on for 2 or 3 days. Now I have almost pinkish discharge. No cramps. Been having unprotected sex?
3 days after sex and 1 week before period noticed a small drop of brown discharge on toilet paper once. Noticed 2 drops the second day with cramps. Bc?
Is it normal to have white discharge or even feel wet a week before period? Are we supposed to feel dry at this moment?
One-time symptoms?: A doctor can check to see if there is any medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with doctors. A urine pregnancy test is very accurate if done correctly, after a missed period. ...Read more
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