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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 brown smelly discharge mean after a period?

Brown discharge: Most often brown discharge after a period is old blood being cleaned from the uterus. It might have a slight odor but usually would not expect extreme malodor. ...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

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What does white discharge instead of expected period mean?

What does white discharge instead of expected period mean?

Sexually active?: 1-Are you sexually active?
2- having unprotected sex?
3-If so? When was your last sexual encounter? 4-is the discharge foul in odor? .

If you answerec yes to the first 2 questions, then you could be pregnant. If no to both then it could just be hormonal. If you answered yes to questions 1, 2 and 4, please see your primary doc for further test. ...Read more

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3days after period, I have brownish discharge. What does this mean?

Probably not: Some of the blood may take longer to be released from the uterus. That is usually not a sign of problems. If your are concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does having a lot of discharge mean your going to start your period?

Only if its bloody.: If the discharge comes at the end of your cycle and is blood stained, then that would indicate a pending period flow. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you haven't had a discharge before your period?

What does it mean when you haven't had a discharge before your period?

That means: Nothing, most people don't have a significant discharge prior to menses. It sounds like u are worried about something though; if concerned about pregnancy then get a pregnancy test. Gd luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ur discharge is pink the day before your period?

What does it mean when ur discharge is pink the day before your period?

Normal: It probably is just the prelude to a normal period, especially if it is followed by your period on the next day. Also, breakthrough bleeding is common on the Depo-Provera shot. ...Read more

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Does clear stretchy discharge mean that your period is coming in 2 weeks?

Possibly: Clear cervical discharge can be a sign of mid-cycle ovulation. And then, yes, your menses should start in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have this whitish cloudy discharge after a week of period. What's that mean?

I have this whitish cloudy discharge after a week of period. What's that mean?

Get tested: Vaginal discharge needs to be evaluated. The most common cause is a nonsexually transmitted overgrowth of bacteria called bacterial vaginosis. Yeast infections are common too. Testing for other sexually transmitted disease may need to be done as well. ...Read more

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Meant to have period but have white discharge instead why? What does this mean?

Sexually active? If: Yes take a pregnancy test. When pregnant, vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), . ...Read more

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What does white mucous like discharge before a period mean? If it means anything.

What does white mucous like discharge before a period mean? If it means anything.

Period: It is common for women to have varying degrees of discharge during the month. As long as it is not giving you any discomfort such as itching, burning and it doesn't have a bad smell you shouldn't be concerned. Take care! ...Read more

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Period is a week late and I'm having a clear watery discharge what does this mean?

Period is a week late and I'm having a clear watery discharge what does this mean?

Take a test: If you're period is late and you are sexually active, consider taking a home pregnancy test to make sure you're not pregnant. Otherwise, this delay is likely due to hormones, thyroid or changes in weight (thin/heavy). Discharge doesn't signal anything at this point in time. Thin is usually mid-cycle, but it doesn't sound like you are mid-cycle. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have a white milky discharge and period at the same time?

Vaginal discharge: Sometimes, an infection can cause a discharge, such as a common yeast infection, and it just may be coincidental that you are having your period at the same time. If the Discharge continues, see the Dr. For an evaluation and some testing of it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Clear thick snot like discharge with blood 9 days before period what does this mean?

Infection? STD?: At your age (22), most vaginal discharge of this sort is due to an infection, usually an STD. Any and all abnormal or new vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation, so see your doctor. Be sure you are tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do it mean when you have a period for a day only then start discharging brown?

Likely normal: You are just passing old blood. This is common and very unlikely to be of any concern. However, if continuing then speak with your md about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are late for your period and have a white funky discharge?

What does it mean when you are late for your period and have a white funky discharge?

If sexually active: Could be pregnant. Take hpt. Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a lot of discharge after period but it hurts when I wipe?

What does it mean when I have a lot of discharge after period but it hurts when I wipe?

See a Doctor: Make sure to get checked for infection. Some women may be allergic to their sanitary napkins or tampons used during menses. Use hypoallergenic pads or tampons. Do not leave tampons in your vagina for longer than 4 hours. ...Read more

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I got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?

Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more

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Girlfriend has a lot of brownish discharge that is wet, what does this mean. She had her period about a month ago.

Girlfriend has a lot of brownish discharge that is wet, what does this mean. She had her period about a month ago.

Could be..: This could be related to a vaginal infection so she would need to see a gynecologist in order to get examined and treated. If sexually active she should get also a pregnancy test. And if you are active with her please try to avoid sex while she gets treated or at least use condoms for protection. ...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)

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