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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 didn't 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 didn't 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

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I have a dark brown discharge but no period? This is the time I would have my period but I have this discharge instead its been going on for 4 days?

I have a dark brown discharge but no period? This is the time I would have my period but I have this discharge instead its been going on for 4 days?

Probably ok: It's not unusual to get an occasional period that is different in character from your typical period. Especially if you're on a hormonal contraceptive, or are under more stress than usual. ...Read more

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Constant brown discharge but no period im 2 days late. I've had unprotected sex but im on depo. Is this normal?

Constant brown discharge but no period im 2 days late. I've had unprotected sex but im on depo. Is this normal?

Probably: If you have had your depo pro era shots on time this may be normal as many women spot and do not have regular men's trial cycles. Check a pregnancy test and if negative you can monitor this. If spotting persists and is bothersome, see your doctor to try to find a remedy. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge for 4 days but no period?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. Maybe this was your period? ...Read more

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No period for several months now brown discharge. What could be wrong?

No period for several months now brown discharge. What could be wrong?

Nothing: Not uncommon to have episodes where your periods come every few months, then a slight brownish discharge. Do a pregnancy test, if negative get evaluated for the cause. ...Read more

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I had no period this month, only a brown discharge which was extremely light. Is this worrying?

I had no period this month, only a brown discharge which was extremely light. Is this worrying?

The light brown may: Be old, deoxygenated blood. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a question, I've had no period for more than two months, just brown discharge that has lasted for about 5 days, ?

Hi, I have a question, I've had no period for more than two months, just brown discharge that has lasted for about 5 days, ?

Was the brown D/C: When you would have anticipated your period? If yes, that might have been your period. Brown d/c can be older blood being cleaned from the uterus. If not sure and sexually active - would take a pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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I had brown discharge and no period im a week late?

On the pill?: If you are on the oral contraceptive pill, then the brown discharge may have been your period. If not, get a pregnancy test or see your gyn md to be certain. ...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