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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 might be the other problem if you are experiencing mild bleeding and dark brown odorless discharges, urinalysis is negative, pap smear negative?

What might be the other problem if you are experiencing mild bleeding and dark brown odorless discharges, urinalysis is negative, pap smear negative?

Anovulatory: You may be having anovulatory, meaning "no egg", cycles. This causes some dark spotting instead of a regular period. This can start happening as you get closer to menopause. If it continues, your doctor might want to get an ultrasound of your uterus or possibly a biopsy. Don't worry, just keep track of when it happens and follow-up with your doctor. (and always carry pads or tampons!). ...Read more

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I have normal periods and I just finished 7 days ago. The day after my period I have had dark brown odorless discharge. Am I pregnant or old blood?

I have normal periods and I just finished 7 days ago. The day after my period I have had dark brown odorless discharge. Am I pregnant or old blood?

Old blood: Doesn't sound like pregnancy. You had a regular period at the regular time so that pretty many rules out a pregnancy. If you miss a period then you can be concerned about pregnancy. Bleeding can be a little erratic or different from time to time. ...Read more

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I've had marina coil for a year, in the last week Ive been experiencing thick, dark brown and odorless discharge. Is this normal? How long will it last?

I've had marina coil for a year, in the last week Ive been experiencing thick, dark brown and odorless discharge. Is this normal? How long will it last?

A thick discharge: Could be mucus from a boggy cervix, which could mean either pregnancy or infection. I would make sure to check a pregnancy test, then if negative check it again 1 week later. Then get to a GYN or family physician to examine for vaginal infection. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a regular period. Last one was late by a week.11 days later I saw odorless dark brown-discharge+light spotting. Been continuing for 5days since. I had protected sex after my period. Any reason?

I have a regular period. Last one was late by a week.11 days later I saw odorless dark brown-discharge+light spotting. Been continuing for 5days since. I had protected sex after my period. Any reason?

Possibly...: This could represent problems on the cervix or uterine abnormalities like polyps or fibroids. More often than not it is not anything to worry about.

We would check your vagina- cervix for abnormalities if someone is concerned and it is a persistent happening. Otherwise, we would ask you to track this and if continues, would bring you into the office for evaluation. ...Read more

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4 days ago I had unprotected sex twice one night. Next day watery discharged odorless no pain. After it stop leaking the next day I wiped dark brown?

4 days ago I had unprotected sex twice one night. Next day watery discharged odorless no pain. After it stop leaking the next day I wiped dark brown?

About discharges...: Many women have vaginal discharge, but some types of discharge are not normal. A woman may see normal changes in discharge before or after her period. Changes in discharge that may be an infection: a bad odor; vaginal itching or swelling; a green, yellow, or gray colored discharge; discharge looking foamy or like cottage cheese, etc. A doctor can check, if symptoms persist, recur or are worrisome. ...Read more

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Had irregular period-heavy/clotty. 4 days in length. On 9th and 10th day, odorless jellylike dark brown discharge.stringy. Pelvic pain both sides.?

Had irregular period-heavy/clotty. 4 days in length.  On 9th and 10th day, odorless jellylike dark brown discharge.stringy.  Pelvic pain both sides.?

Brown discharge: Suggest old menstrual blood. However bilateral pelvic pain could be dysmenorrhea or indicated of disease. If it persist or fails to respond to oral analgesic seek help. ...Read more

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I have dark brown snotty discharge I've had for about 3-4 weeks now? What could it be

I have dark brown snotty discharge I've had for about 3-4 weeks now? What could it be

Vaginal discharge?: This may be an infection with old blood mixed with mucous secretions. If this is a vaginal discharge, you must be examined and tested for both bleeding, infection and/or exposure to STD. Call for a GYN appointment today! 3-4 weeks is simply too long. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge. What does that mean?

Dark brown discharge. What does that mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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What does dark brown discharge before mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. This might be the very beginning of your period or you could have a little breakthrough bleeding. Take care. ...Read more

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Light pinkish bleeding followed by brown odorless discharge?

Both the light: Pink ; brown discharges may be blood. Brown usually equates to older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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I have dark brown discharge when I wipe, what could be wrong?

Many things: The discharge is probably scant old blood. This could be trivial or serious but at age 45, an exam is approprite. ...Read more

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Starting yesterday, I've been having dark brown itchy discharge.

Starting yesterday, I've been having dark brown itchy discharge.

Dark brown discharge: May be infection or dysmenorrhea, or pregnancy — impending miscarriage. Would check HCG. Consider sonogram if negative and a normal period does not follow. If post menopausal would get sonogram to rule out polyp mass, tumor. ...Read more

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Having dark brown discharge for over a week. What could this mean?

Having dark brown discharge for over a week. What could this mean?

Probably period: Brown equals old blood. It sounds like that was your period although likely not a normal period for you. It is typical to have an "off" period now and then. This usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. If it continues see your doctor to discuss cycle regulation. Birth control is very effective at regulating the cycle and preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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I would like to know why I am having such heavy dark brown discharge?

I would like to know why I am having such heavy dark brown discharge?

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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Why am I having dark brown discharge. What does it mean and is it normal.

Why am I having dark brown discharge. What does it mean and is it normal.

Not normal,infection: You need to see doctor to get evaluation and treatment because you may have infection with brown discharge. ...Read more

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Dark brown or bloody discharge right after sex and the day after, what does it mean?

Dark brown or bloody discharge right after sex and the day after, what does it mean?

Postcoital bleeding: Brown dark discharge or blood is old blood oxidized. Bleeding after sex may different ethiologies, such as vaginal and cervical infections, std's, cervicall polyps, precancerous lesion of the cervix, uterine polyps. You should see your gynecologist for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I started having a lot of dark brown discharge lately (past 3 days). What does this mean?

I started having a lot of dark brown discharge lately (past 3 days). What does this mean?

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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Dark brown discharge and it's not a small amount. Can you help me please? No other symptoms.

Probably period: Dark brown vaginal discharge is usually old blood. Sometimes menstrual periods have more bleeding, and the discharge might be more obviously bloody. Sometimes the bleeding is slower and the blood stays a while in the vagina and turns brown. Often the discharge is more brown and less bloody at the beginning and end of the 5-7 day period. If possible pregnancy or infection, see doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have completed with my menustral cycle 10 days back still some dark brown susbtance is discharging please help I am very afraid to share it.

Midcycle bleeding: Your age is not mentioned, but mid-cycle bleeding can occur with ovulation either in one's thirties and older, or with a "double ovulation". The extra level of estrogen drops just prior to ovulation and can cause withdrawal bleeding, which turns dark brown because ot the time it takes to become visible. See your healthcare provider for testing if the bleeding continues. ...Read more

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I'm having a light to dark brown clumpy discharge. But there's no odor or itching or any other symptoms...what could it be? First time this has happen

I'm having a light to dark brown clumpy discharge. But there's no odor or itching or any other symptoms...what could it be? First time this has happen

Could be...: several things. It could be as simple as spotting between your periods, especially if you have been under any stress or had an illness or diet change or medication change. It could also be an STD or other vaginal infection. Best to go get checked out and have cultures taken. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge instead of my mens. For 5dys, 2dys little 3 heavy enough to soak half of sanitary napin 4-5 same with 1st 2dys What does it mean?

Dark brown discharge instead of my mens. For 5dys, 2dys little 3 heavy enough to soak half of sanitary napin 4-5 same with 1st 2dys What does it mean?

Consult GYN doctor: Dark brown discharge could have been menses , old clotted blood collected in uterus. For a1or2 days Since you are constipated and there is pressure of fecal mass on uterus and vagina.IFyou do not have any other problem, or no h/o injury to genitalia and no more discharge than wait for your next menses. If any such discharge recurs, or still worried then better see GYN doctor. ...Read more

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I have dark tanish discharge, but when I wipe the discharge is clear with a tan streak and a light brown clot at the end, sometimes there will be bloo?

Get it checked : If you have been sexually active then swabs should be taken for infection and a pregnancy test should be done. Even if not sexually active there are a variety of possibilities and best to consult a doctor to examine and arrange tests as needed ...Read more