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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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My period is four days late; but having bad cramps, brown discharged mixed with "period blood" but no flow. What is this/what should I do?

My period is four days late; but having bad cramps, brown discharged mixed with "period blood" but no flow. What is this/what should I do?

Check pregnancy test: Check a pregnancy test. If positive, you may be experiencing an early miscarriage. If negative, you likely had an late ovulation this month which threw your cycle off. Unusual cycles that only happen once usually aren't worth working up. Consistently irregular or problematic cycles are worth a visit to the gynecologist. ...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 had protected sex and he didnt come but im having cramps & brown discharge started yesterday but my period was due yesterday could i be pregnant ?

I had protected sex and he didnt come but im having cramps & brown discharge started yesterday but my period was due yesterday could i be pregnant ?

Preg. unlikely, but: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. A Dr. can check for STD's. ...Read more

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Had brown discharge, cramps 8 days after my period, 3 days after unprotected sex. I'm on b.C. Pills and haven't missed any doses. Signs of pregnancy?

Had brown discharge, cramps 8 days after my period, 3 days after unprotected sex. I'm on b.C. Pills and haven't missed any doses. Signs of pregnancy?

Breakthrough bleed: 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. ...Read more

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I'm still experiencing sore breasts, cramps, and brown discharge 2 weeks after my period. Light flow. Negative pregnancy test. What could this be?

I'm still experiencing sore breasts, cramps, and brown discharge 2 weeks after my period. Light flow. Negative pregnancy test. What could this be?

See below: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon. Anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If the bleeding persists or you miss more than two periods, please see your doctor. You may wish to consult this site for more info. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/pages/causes.aspx. ...Read more

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If i throw up my birth control pill due to a panic attack, and i get cramps/brown discharge the next day, will my period be messed up for that month?

If i throw up my birth control pill due to a panic attack, and i get cramps/brown discharge the next day, will my period be messed up for that month?

Maybe: Missing a pill or throwing it up can cause breakthrough bleeding or spotting like you are having. But if you continue taking the pill then the period should still come on time. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is happening if i had a dark brown discharge but no period ?

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

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more