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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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Last period 12/25-1/2. Had sex on 1/2,1/4, 1/6 and1/8. On 1/12 I had a dark brown discharge. Next period due in 7 days. Could I be pregnant?

Last period 12/25-1/2. Had sex on 1/2,1/4,
1/6 and1/8. On 1/12 I had a dark brown discharge. Next period due in 7 days. Could I  be pregnant?

Maybe: Your timing is good if you are trying to conceive. The brown discharge is not indicative of pregnancy. It could be from infection or spotting. I wouldn't worry about the discharge if it goes away. You will need to wait a couple of weeks before you can perform a pregnancy test from your urine. Read the instructions for optimal timing. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge before period starts , lots of cramping and two Negative pregnancy test. Is this normal?

Dark brown discharge before period starts , lots of cramping and two Negative pregnancy test. Is this normal?

Yes: Your symptoms seem to be within the normal range and consistent with residual shedding of the endometrial/uterine lining. ...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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Please tell me what is happening if i had a dark brown discharge but no period ?

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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Heavy dark brown discharge 2wks after period accompanied by dizziness and intense cravings and hunger?

Heavy dark brown discharge 2wks after period accompanied by dizziness and intense cravings and hunger?

Progesterone: Sounds like symptoms due to hormone surges or imbalance. Get a gyn checkup and read up on pms and Progesterone deficiency. ...Read more

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Ill b on my third month on the nuvaring. Im 6 days late of my period an tested neg on the 4th day. I now have dark brown discharge. Where's my period?

Ill b on my third month on the nuvaring. Im 6 days late of my period an tested neg on the 4th day. I now have dark brown discharge. Where's my period?

Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test .  there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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?

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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Im on bc for almost 3 years. I had sex yester. Now have dark brown discharge. And my period should be 2 weeks from now. What to do?

Im on bc for almost 3 years. I had sex yester. Now have dark brown discharge. And my period should be 2 weeks from now. What to do?

Nothing: This is probably old mentrual blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous. Keep a mentrual diary and if you miss 1 or more cycles, do a home pregnancy test. If discharge continues for 2-3 weeks see a GYN for a pelvic exam and cultures. ...Read more

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I'm having dark brown discharge and my period is due in a week. This also happened last month. Is it normal? I just had a normal pap test last month.

I'm having dark brown discharge and my period is due in a week. This also happened last month. Is it normal? I just had a normal pap test last month.

The regular cycle: You may be experiencing breakthrough bleeding you may also have a uterine or cervical infection even though your pap smear is normal. It is a good idea to make sure you are not anemic and to have this discharge evaluated with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dark brown gooey discharge before period. Period came a few days late & is very heavy, & i'm usually light. What could it be?

Dark brown gooey discharge before period. Period came a few days late & is very heavy, & i'm usually light. What could it be?

Uterine lining: The uterus sheds its lining every month. Depending on your hormone levels sometimes women have dark brown spotting or small clots prior to have bright red bleeding. This is normal. If period is more heavy, could be due to hormone changes. A birth control pill can often make periods lighter if that's something you desire. ...Read more

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2 weeks after my last period, I have got a dark brown clotted discharge/period. My cycle is usually around 35 days. Is this normal?

2 weeks after my last period, I have got a dark brown clotted discharge/period. My cycle is usually around 35 days. Is this normal?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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. ...Read more

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I took levonelle a week ago and today i started having a very dark brown watery discharge. My period isnt due for another few days,should i be worried?

I took levonelle a week ago and today i started having a very dark brown watery discharge. My period isnt due for another few days,should i be worried?

Levonelle is a: ...hormonal "emergency" contraceptive that can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. In works primarily by interfering with the hormones that trigger ovulation. However, it can have other effects on the menstrual cycle, such as those you're experiencing. This period may be off schedule, but your next cycle will be back to normal. So, no worries! Dr. Anne ...Read more