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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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What does it mean having discharge when suppose to have period?

What does it mean having discharge when suppose to have period?

Depends: It depends upon several things - such as if you are on birth control, how your periods have been recently, your typical cycle, etc. ...Read more

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Before period, i'm seeing brown clumpy discharge. What does this mean?

Before period, i'm seeing brown clumpy discharge. What does this mean?

Maybe normal: Small amounts of blood can make its way out as a brownish discharge. Mixed with normal discharge from the cervix might appear as you describe. If this is completely abnormal for you, then see your doctor to rule out infection! ...Read more

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Last Sex March 3. Period 18-23. Recently light brown discharged but today I had a small amount of dark brown What could this mean? I'm worried

Last Sex March 3. Period 18-23.  Recently light brown discharged but today I had a small amount of dark brown 
What could this mean? I'm worried

Many causes: The menstrual cycle is under numerous influences, both externally (e.g. Stress, weight changes, diet, etc...) and internally (e.g. Pituitary gland, ovaries, adrenal glands, etc...). Additionally, pathology like uterine fibroids and endometrial polyps can also intervene. Sounds like a thorough work-up is in order; espe. Of course, a pregnancy is always a consideration. Get with your ob/gyn asap ...Read more

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What does a brownish discharge mean after period finished?

What does a brownish discharge mean after period finished?

Don't worry: This brownish discharge is the final remnants of your periods. The final tiny bits of endometrial tissue that are being shed.It should stop soon. If not, see your doctor. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more