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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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Few days after my last period I m having very light dark brown discharge and it's been almost a week now I am having this. How long does it last and i?

Few days after my last period I m having very light dark brown discharge and it's been almost a week now I am having this. How long does it last and i?

Dysfunctional bleed: May be hormonal or may be pregnancy related, ectopic, miscarriage or pending miscarriage or implantaiton. Check HCG and follow up with sonogram also check TSH f/u/ w/ ob- gyn ...Read more

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I have a dark brown discharge after my period is that ok?

I have a dark brown discharge after my period is that ok?

Yes: Brown equals old blood. If this is right after your period then you are just passing some of the blood that has been siting at the back of the vagina. ...Read more

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How long does brown discharge after period last?

How long does brown discharge after period last?

Can't predict that: It is usually just old blood being cleaned out of the uterus. It can be related to hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in three months and now there is dark brown discharge?

I haven't had a period in three months and now there is dark brown discharge?

Irregular menses: Menstrual flow isn't always bright red. Color depends upon flow rate as well as oxidation duration. Irregular menses are common in young women. Discuss birth control options w/your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood. Hormonal birth control pills often used to regulate menses. ...Read more

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I had a dark brown discharge one week after period ended? What does this mean?

Normal: What you described is withing the normal spectrum of bleeding in menstrual period. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

Brown d/c: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. It could be a sign of implantation. I would get a pregnancy test, and f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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It's also 8 months that I have dark brown discharge before and after period? Is it dangerouse for my health?

It's also 8 months that I have dark brown discharge before and after period? Is it dangerouse for my health?

Brown = Blood: A normal period lasts seven days or less. If you're having old brown blood before and after your period, then it's probably lasting more than seven days? I generally recommend seeing a doctor for an examination and possibly an ultrasound to check on this type of problem. ...Read more

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Hi, so my girlfriend is getting dark brown discharge about 2 days before she is expecting her period. What could this be?

Hi, so my girlfriend is getting dark brown discharge about 2 days before she is expecting her period. What could this be?

Vaginal discharge: Would check a pregnancy test. If positive seek medical attention, within 24 hours,

If negative pregnancy test and no abdominal pain you could wait till her period comes, if the period doesn't come seek medical attention.

If there is pain with the discharge, even if the pregnancy test is negative I would seek urgent medical attention either in an urgent care, your doctor or an ER, ...Read more

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I have stillbrown discharge after period and its long two days not very much but not little. How long brown discharge last? Is that worry things?

Brown discharge: Indicates there is old blood in it. In general it is very common and nothing to worry about. If it associated with other symptoms such as itching, odor, pain, fever, or it persists you should schedule an exam. If you are sexually active you need regular exams and STD screens. ...Read more

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3 days of dark brown discharge, while due for period and day 4 I started to bleed, heavier for one day then slowed down again today is that normal?

3 days of dark brown discharge, while due for period and day 4 I started to bleed, heavier for one day then slowed down again today is that normal?

Could be normal: The dark brown discharge can come from slow bleeding that sits in the vagina and when the blood breaks down it turns a brown color. If you have pelvic pain, fevers, pain with urination or vaginal itching or burning see your doctor. If not then this is probably just due to some hormonal shifts and hopefully your period will return to normal next month. If not see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have dark brown discharge two days after period ends and continuing for about five days now. Usually the discharge lasts for one or two days the most?

Have dark brown discharge two days after period ends and continuing for about five days now. Usually the discharge lasts for one or two days the most?

Normal: The brown discharge is just broken down blood cells. At the end of your period, as the bleeding slows down blood stays in the vagina and starts to break down causing the brown discharge. If there is no burning, pain or itching then do not worry this is normal. ...Read more

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I've all symptoms for period: lower pain, bad skin, moods etc. Period was due 6 days ago. Yesterday I got dark brown discharge, same as 2 weeks ago.?

I've all symptoms for period: lower pain, bad skin, moods etc. Period was due 6 days ago. Yesterday I got dark brown discharge, same as 2 weeks ago.?

See a doctor: There are several things that can cause delayed periods or dark brown discharge. These can all be easily identified and treated by a doctor. It would also be appropriate to check a pregnancy test and if negative to test for bacterial vaginosis. ...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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My period is 21 days late and today I'm having a dark brown discharge. What could it be?

21 days late: Several possibilities, one of which you may be pregnant. If you are having sexual relations, you should do a home kit pregnancy tests to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have miscarriage 4weeks ago and u think I was suppose get my period bt ma having dark brown discharge is that ok. Thanks?

I have miscarriage 4weeks ago and u think I was suppose get my period bt ma having dark brown discharge is that ok. Thanks?

Probably normal: It might be that this first cycle is a bit more abnormal I would say that after a miscarriage, it is not unusual for your first period to be slightly delayed. Take a pregnancy test and wait one more week. ...Read more

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How long does brown discharge last at the end of the period?

Can't predict that: If brown discharge is during your period - then it just older, deoxygenated blood. If it is following your period, then there may be a bit of a hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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I got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?

Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more

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I had a two day "normal flow period. Then the next it was dark brown discharge and it completely stopped and then I spotted brown and it stopped.

I had a two day "normal flow period. Then the next it was dark brown discharge and it completely stopped and then I spotted brown and it stopped.

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

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Is dark brown discharge considered a girls first period?

Is dark brown discharge considered a girls first period?

Brown discharge: Yes, dark brown discharge can be considered a first period. ...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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'day 7 to day 12 post IUI - brown discharge, getting darker - onset of period? ''

'day 7 to day 12 post IUI - brown discharge, getting darker - onset of period? ''

Could be: Assuming you ovulated, the period is certainly due. When the period does not come normally, it always a good idea to check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have very light dark brown discharge and clots before your period?

What does it mean if u have very light dark brown discharge and clots before your period?

Early period: This is most likely just the beginning of your period. This is the beginning of the shedding process of your endometrial lining. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have off and on dark brown discharge and you missed your period? I am always regular.

What does it mean when you have off and on dark brown discharge and you missed your period? I am always regular.

Do a pregnancy test: If you are sexually active, then do a pregnancy test to exclude pregnancy. If you are not pregnant you may have spotting instead of a regular period. It's not unusual for women to have missed period or an irregular period. ...Read more