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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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I took levonelle a week ago and today I started having a very dark brown watery discharge. My period isn't 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 isn't 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

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My symptoms: dark red/ brown vaginal discharge, watery or yellowish discharge, weightloss and 2 periods in one month. Discomfort during sex/tampon?

My symptoms: dark red/ brown vaginal discharge, watery or yellowish discharge, weightloss and 2 periods in one month. Discomfort during sex/tampon?

May be STD: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Yellow vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Brown usually means old blood. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Missed period by 7days. Pregnancy test on day5 is neg. I've brown&dark red watery discharge with cramps, hardness at my pelvic area. What does this mean?

Missed period by 7days. Pregnancy test on day5 is neg. I've brown&dark red watery discharge with cramps, hardness at my pelvic area. What does this mean?

Not pregnant: Given that your pregnancy test was negative, it is incredibly unlikely that you are pregnant. Otherwise, the combination of bloody, watery discharge and cramps / hardness in the pelvic area really does require evaluation that would include an exam and cultures for infection. This is very important. ...Read more

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Doc used Podophyllin Resin for genital warts. 2 days later, I have a watery dark brown vaginal discharge & pelvic cramps. The next day, got my period?

Doc used Podophyllin Resin for genital warts. 2 days later, I have a watery dark brown vaginal discharge & pelvic cramps. The next day, got my period?

Probably unrelated: Podophyllin resin can rarely give people systemic fevers but vaginal/uterine symptoms would not be classic. Be aware that it's very likely something else is going on. ...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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Thick, dark brown discharge ONLY after sex, light brown watery discharge with odor morning after, fatigue, more hunger than usual, back pain, help??

Thick, dark brown discharge ONLY after sex, light brown watery discharge with odor morning after, fatigue, more hunger than usual, back pain, help??

Get a GYN check up: Schedule a visit with your primary or Gyn doctor to determine if you need treatment for bacterial infection. You may also need to get a PAP smear if you've not done one yet. ...Read more

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I'm worried about brown watery rectal discharge help?

I'm worried about brown watery rectal discharge help?

If you have engaged: In anal receptive sex would recommend an std work up. Take care. ...Read more

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I have had pink/watery or brownish discharge for a week now on and off? And ideas what it is?

I have had pink/watery or brownish discharge for a week now on and off? And ideas what it is?

Pink watery d/c: May be vaginitis, infection like mycoplasma, ureoplasma (not usually tested) trichamonas, chalmydia (if sexually active0 or BV as well (though that is usually with fishy odor and grey yellow. May also be spotting /implantation check HCG or just spotting from variation in period especially if on BCP follow up with doctor /urgent care ...Read more

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Cycle day 16: clear watery discharge at 12 am, light brown watery discharge by 12 pm. OPK was positive on cycle day 13. What could this mean?

Ovulation: If your ovulation kit was positive then it sounds like you ovulated. If your abnormal discharge continues beyond ovulation time then you may want to see a doctor for infection testing ...Read more

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Pink to dark pink to light red discharge it switches from each color and it goes from a little to alot to a little. Watery texture 2 days before perio?

Pink to dark pink to light red discharge it switches from each color and it goes from a little to alot to a little. Watery texture 2 days before perio?

You must be asking: For a friend or family member as usually young men aren't asking about period problems! Menstrual blood and discharge changes color based on the various contribution of mucous, blood, old blood, etc. The watery texture simply means mostly mucous is being discharged with little blood. All normal. Tell your friend not to worry:) ...Read more

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It has been two weeks since I had a medically induced abortions. I'm still having a brownish, watery discharge. Is it a normal thing to happen? When does it stop?

Take a look: Sorry about your loss. Bleeding after a miscarriage is common. Did the doctor follow the hCG level down to zero. I would contact your physician for follow up to make sure. ...Read more

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I'm having watery brownish discharge its like leaking my panty is so wet, what may be the cause of this?

I'm having watery brownish discharge its like leaking my panty is so wet, what may be the cause of this?

Old menstrual blood: Mixed with vaginal and cervical sexual secretions. This is quite normal; however if it persists, see a GYN for a bacterial vaginal culture ...Read more

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Brown watery discharge before period normal?

Normal: Period related discharge can take on many different appearances depending on the amount of mucus that is being secreted from your cervix around the time of menses. as long as the discharge is not excessive, malodorous, or causing any itching, or pain, it can be normal. Keep watch and consult if getting worse. ...Read more

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Brown watery discharge, mid cycle implantation, should I be concerned?

Brown watery discharge, mid cycle implantation, should I be concerned?

See a Doctor: Brown Watery discharge in your age group can mean different problems. Yes, it can just mean ovulation, but it can also mean some cervical issues as well like dysplasia which is precancerous etc. It can also be some small fibroids, or some polyps. Please get checked. ...Read more

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Good morning. I have brown watery discharge with small cramps for 3 days now. What can it be?

Get a: Vaginal culture....... if negative. Brown color="old" blood. Check it out with your GYN!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I've been having watery brownish discharge since last month with no pain, itching or swelling. What could be the problem?

I've been having watery brownish discharge since last month with no pain, itching or swelling. What could be the problem?

Vaginosis: If you are having discharge and no pain associated it could be a vaginosis which most of the time is bacterial. Usually when it is related to a yeast it is itchy with white cottage cheese like discharge. Follow up with your doctor for check up and confirm what it is. ...Read more