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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 as well. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Had period 3 days late with light brown discharge. What could be wrong?

Had period 3 days late with light brown discharge. What could be wrong?

Uncertain: Brown discharge is likely older blood being cleaned from the uterus. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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I'm scared! 3 days of light pink to brown discharge 8 days before period?

I'm scared! 3 days of light pink to brown discharge 8 days before period?

Spotting: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Period is 16 days late and today brown discharge started. What is happening?

Menstrual changes: Get a pregnancy test and a GYN evaluation, PAP and evaluation of the discharge ...Read more

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Can brown discharge be a sign of an upcoming period? Or should I be concerned

Can brown discharge be a sign of an upcoming period? Or should I be concerned

Brown = blood: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Period a week early but brown discharge when it was supposed to come? Normal?

Sounds like your : Hormones may have been a little out of whack this month. The brown discharge was likely older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the uterus. ...Read more

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Can you period come in the form of brown discharge after skipping the previous month?

Can you period come in the form of brown discharge after skipping the previous month?

Yes: I would do a pregnancy test since you skipped last month. It might be a good time to schedule a gyn visit for pelvic exam and pap smear ...Read more