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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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Dark brown discharge instead of period heavy for first day but now only when I wipe but negative test, pregnant?

Dark brown discharge instead of period heavy for first day but now only when I wipe but negative test, pregnant?

Trust the test: If your pregnancy test is negative and you repeated in a couple of days and it's still negative then you're not pregnant. The discharge was likely just a slightly irregular period.

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Vaginal burning (worse when urinating), dark brown discharge instead of period, yellow/green discharge, unusual odor (not foul), redness. Not an STD?

Vaginal burning (worse when urinating), dark brown discharge instead of period, yellow/green discharge, unusual odor (not foul), redness. Not an STD?

Vaginal d/c etc: Hallo Harold75~ this sounds like pretty classical Gardnerella vaginalis or trichomonas vaginalis infection or even GC so you MUST see a doc for proper testing to make right diagnosis and get treatment. Remember to inform your partner when you get the right diagnosis and advise he shd be treated as well. Thx

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Dark brown gooy discharge instead of period. Not pregnant. Is this normal for a cyst?

Dark brown gooy discharge instead of period. Not pregnant. Is this normal for a cyst?

Could be: Ovarian cysts can cause breakthrough bleeding instead of a period and that can present itself as a mucousy discharge when it nixes (permethrin) with the vaginal discharge.

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Dark brown gooy discharge instead of period for 2 weeks. Not pregnant. Skipped period for month? Is this normal? What else can it be?

Dark brown gooy discharge instead of period for 2 weeks. Not pregnant. Skipped period for month? Is this normal? What else can it be?

It happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, etc... Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, because some discharges are from an infection.

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Dark brown discharges instead of my period and its the day 34 on my cycle, usually I get my period at the day 28-30 every month except last month day36?

Dark brown discharges instead of my period and its the day 34 on my cycle, usually I get my period at the day 28-30 every month except last month day36?

Could be: The spotting could be just your period starting and the longer cycle could be nothing more than the normal variation in the length of time it takes for an egg to mature or it could be the influence of stress, a change in your schedule, medicatIons, weight, diet, or exercise. If you are having unprotected sex I would suggest that you do a pregnancy test to be sure but it probably is nothing serious.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I was supposed to get my period on oct 11. Instead had a light brown discharge a week later for 5 days and another discharge 3 days ago but darker?

I was supposed to get my period on oct 11. Instead had a light brown discharge a week later for 5 days and another discharge 3 days ago but darker?

Pregnancy risk?: If you have had unprotected intercourse, test for pregnancy. If not, variations in ovulatory regularity could account for unpredictable bleeding, as can various contraceptive methods. If irregular bleeding continues, consult a healthcare provider.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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,

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My last period lasted 7 days longer than usual now less than 2 weeks later I have started again with dark brown discharge. Should I be concerned?

My last period lasted 7 days longer than usual now less than 2 weeks later I have started again with dark brown discharge. Should I be concerned?

Abnormal bleeding: There are many possible causes for abnormal bleeding. There may be a temporary hormonal fluctuation but there are many other possible causes including pregnancy, infections, non-cancerous polyps, fibroids, precancers, medications and others. It's best to see a gynecologist for evaluation.

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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.