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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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What causes women to get thick creamy white discharge 1 week before period is due?

What causes women to get thick creamy white discharge 1 week before period is due?

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

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Thick creamy white discharge 1.5 weeks before period. No itching/discomfort?

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

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I have never had intercourse. Is brown streaks with white creamy discharge before period normal?

I have never had intercourse. Is brown streaks with white creamy discharge before period normal?

Vaginal discharge: Yes, this can be normal. If you have pain or odor or other urinary symptoms then your doctor should see you. ...Read more

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Little bit of white creamy discharge week before period? could it be pregnancy? no other symptoms..or is it stress? sex 11 days ago. really worried..

Little bit of white creamy discharge week before period? could it be pregnancy? no other symptoms..or is it stress? sex 11 days ago. really worried..

Not likely: This is not a symptom of pregnancy. If worried about pregnancy, please check home pregnancy test on first morning urine. If neg, repeat in 7-10 days. If both neg then unlikely you are pregnant. Creamy, white discharge suggests possible yeast overgrowth. If it continues, please see your gyn provider for evaluation. Please use condoms to prevent STD and reduce risk of unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Creamy white discharge a week before period? Sore breasts and dark nipples?

Creamy white discharge a week before period? Sore breasts and dark nipples?

May be normal: If these types of symptoms resolve with menstruation, it is related to normal homonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle. If the period does not arrive, it would be prudent to be checked for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the cause of creamy milky white discharge before my period?

What is the cause of creamy milky white discharge before my period?

Congestion of pelvis: The white discharge before your period is actually completely normal and natural. The white discharge before your period is mainly from the uterus and cervix, it is not a beginning of an infection. The white discharge caused from congestion of your pelvis, which is why the white discharge is really just mucus. ...Read more