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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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Can brown discharge count as a period?

Can brown discharge count as a period?

If at the time of: The anticipated period - it may be. 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.

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I have brown discharge before period?

I have brown discharge before period?

Brown discharge: Is likely to be old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of your uterus and is likely to be the beginning of your period.

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Why does the brown discharge come after a period.

Why does the brown discharge come after a period.

Decreased necrosis: The period is because of necrosis of endometrium......which slowly heals....to give brown discharge. If sexually active.....infection can do it also.

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Brown discharge 10 days before period is it normal?

No: Not "normal", but not necessarily anything serious. If persists, should see gyn.

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Having brown discharge a week before period, is it normal?

Having brown discharge a week before period, is it normal?

Maybe: In patients who have uterine fibroids, their brown discharge is characteristic of their condition. If the brown discharge occurs every period for you and you do not have fibroids then it is normal as it represents endometrial breakdown products and old blood.

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How long does brown discharge last at the end of the period?

Can't predict that: If brown discharge is during your period - then it just older, deoxygenated blood. If it is following your period, then there may be a bit of a hormone imbalance.

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Went off period but brown discharge and its smelly what is it?

Need eval: Brown discharge is usually old blood- but if there is an odor you may have an infection- go see your doctor for eval.

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I found brown discharge instead of actual period what's going on?

I found brown discharge instead of actual period what's going on?

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.

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Would someone normally have an 8 day period with brown discharge?

It can be: It is scant bleeding if this is a change from the usual cycle, it might have another cause but it may be ok to wait a month to find out.

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Help please! Is brown discharge normal a day or 2 before a period?

It may just be: The blood starting a little early. Old blood and tissue can look brown. Take care.

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Brown discharge period nearly 4 weeks late. Anything to worry about?

Brown discharge period nearly 4 weeks late. Anything to worry about?

Is it a period or: Spotting? If spotting ; you are sexually active then take a pregnancy test. If it is a period then you aren't pregnant. Not to worry if menstrual blood is brown - that is just older blood being cleaned out of the uterus.

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Suppose to get period in 4 days have brown discharge what could it be?

Early bleeding: Sometimes you get a little light bleeding before your period. If it sits in the vagina for a while it turns brown. This is usually not anything to worry about. If you have pain, odor or pus in the discharge see a doctor right away.