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Late pregnancy getting a watery dark discharge?

Late pregnancy getting a watery dark discharge?

Discharge: I would be concerned that this may be ruptured membranes. You should be seen for an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Jelly like discharge during late pregnancy?

Jelly like discharge during late pregnancy?

Mucous plug?: Many patients will describe their mucous plug as jelly like. Many times you will loose your before contractions start, but you can't predict labor based on it. ...Read more

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My period is never late & its now 2 days late. Pregnancy test came negative. I have white discharge. I am retesting in the morning. What is going on?

My period is never late & its now 2 days late. Pregnancy test came negative. I have white discharge. I am retesting in the morning. What is going on?

Hormonal imbalance: You may wish to wait a couple of days to re do the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Had brown blood, then some red with little clots after being late. Pregnancy symptoms, neg test. On pill unprotected sex with boyfriend?

Had brown blood, then some red with little clots after being late. Pregnancy symptoms, neg test. On pill unprotected sex with boyfriend?

When in pill pack: If you are on the birth control pill have have been taking it daily then pregnancy was not likely. Having a negative pregnancy test should reassure you that you are not pregnant. If the bleeding occurred at the end of the pack or in the first few days of the new pack then this bleeding was likely your period. If it occurred at another point then it is likely breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Period 1 month late, pregnancy test negative, but the line was very dark and thick.. will get a blood test in a few days.. Could I be pregnant?

Period 1 month late, pregnancy test negative, but the line was very dark and thick.. will get a blood test in a few days.. Could I be pregnant?

Package insert: Compare your test result to the image portrayed in the package insert that came with your pregnancy test. A negative test is reliable. If you are uncertain of the interpretation of the test result then a blood pregnancy test is reasonable. ...Read more

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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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