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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.

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 (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 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?

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?

Run a test: If the brown discharge is related to a pregnancy, a home urine pregnancy test would be positive. If it's negative, it's more likely just a hormonal issue. ...Read more

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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

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I have discharge before period normal?

I have discharge before period normal?

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

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Is less discharge before period normal?

Is less discharge before period normal?

That is fine: The texture, color and amount of vaginal discharge is constantly chanfing. ...Read more

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When to expect discharges before period?

When to expect discharges before period?

Leukorrhea: 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. ...Read more

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Is having discharge considered of period?

Is having discharge considered of period?

May be yes, May be: No. If it is brown - it may be blood. If it is other colors, smells, causes redness, swelling, itching or burning - get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Light green discharge before period, help?

Light green discharge before period, help?

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

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Discharge instead of Period? New to period.

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