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Discharge Prior To Period
How can you tell the difference b/t discharge prior to period vs. Early pregnancy?Mine is thin and watery, clear/white. Never noticed having so much.
You can't: Tell if you are pregnant by checking your discharge alone. People who monitor their discharge daily to help identify when they are fertile can get good at noticing changes, but identifying what causes those changes can be very tricky. You will need to do a pregnancy test when you expect your period to start in order to find out. Good luck. ...Read more
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
I started spotting brown discharge 5days prior my period was due then bright red for 3days nothing for 2days, now pink spots. Is hormones or pregnancy?
Bleeding brown discharge 3 days prior to period'a due time. Haven't missed bc pill in 2weeks. Only missed one. Unprotected sex. Took EPT 3 day ago bfn?
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I am49 got period43 day this month it was weak period with a little bleading started with redish discharge for 5days prior and after period is this ok?
Unclear: Are you saying that you had a period for 43 days? Or you got your period for 3 days? Can you rephrase your question? Of course the former not normal, but latter definitely normal. ...Read more
Probably: Leukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge made up of cells and fluid. The consistency, color and amount of this discharge can change depending on time of the menstrual cycle & whether pregnant or not pregnant. If you have significant changes in vaginal discharge color, odor, itching, burning or swelling - please seek evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
d/c: A trichomoniasis vaginalis parasitic infection can lead to frothing, greenish-yellow, malodorous vaginal discharge. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more
Hormonal imbalance: 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
Yes: This is not uncommon as long as other reasons are ruled out (cervical irritation for example). ...Read more
Maybe: If you are on birth control pills or using the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud a period can be so light that it amounts to spotting. The brown color just means that the blood has been in the vagina for a while. On the other hand, if you are not using contraception then this may not be a period. When physicians think of a "period" we mean the bleeding a woman gets when she ovulates but does not conceive that month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For some people: Women often have their own patterns of discharge throughout their cycles that are often completely normal.As long as the discharge is not very foul smelling or green/yellow and you don't have any lower abdominal pain with it, it is likely normal for you. If, however, this does describe your discharge, I would recommend getting it tested for infection with your doctor so you can be properly treated ...Read more
No: Generally speaking, no; that can occur and everything be fine with you. This pink spotting is usually just a prelude to your "normal" flow or cycle. If you have a discharge with associated symptoms like odor or burning or if it keeps recurring, then you might want your GYN to evaluate it. Also, there are a few things--like sex--that can cause spotting that mixes in with a normal discharge. ...Read more
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