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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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My period was 3 days late bled little for 2 days then nothing. 8 days passed I am bleeding again and heavy. Brown discharge between periods each mnth?

My period was 3 days late bled little for 2 days then nothing. 8 days passed I am bleeding again and heavy.  Brown discharge between periods each mnth?

Irregular periods: 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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What month was conceptionon oct2813 first u/s was 8weeks 5days usually have period on 28 of each month heavy brown discharge or period on 29?

What month was  conceptionon oct2813 first u/s was 8weeks 5days usually have period on 28 of each month heavy brown discharge or period on 29?

August: If the ultrasound dating estimated the pregnancy began 8 weeks 5 days ago, that means the conception was about 6 weeks 5 days ago (2 weeks after the beginning of the pregnancy - because that's just the way pregnancy weeks are counted). ...Read more

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I am 23 and i'm a virgin. I have a heavy white, creamy n sometim brown discharge after my periods. What is the problem?

Discharge: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. 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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My periods are usually heavy very heavy from start to finish and on time , I am currently 5 days late today is day 6. Had brown discharge?

My periods are usually heavy very heavy from start to finish and on time , I am currently 5 days late today is day 6. Had brown discharge?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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3 days of dark brown discharge, while due for period and day 4 I started to bleed, heavier for one day then slowed down again today is that normal?

3 days of dark brown discharge, while due for period and day 4 I started to bleed, heavier for one day then slowed down again today is that normal?

Could be normal: The dark brown discharge can come from slow bleeding that sits in the vagina and when the blood breaks down it turns a brown color. If you have pelvic pain, fevers, pain with urination or vaginal itching or burning see your doctor. If not then this is probably just due to some hormonal shifts and hopefully your period will return to normal next month. If not see your doctor. ...Read more

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Concerned about heavy brown discharge a week after my period. Possible causes?

Concerned about heavy brown discharge a week after my period. Possible causes?

Brown = old 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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My period started with 2 days of brown discharge and then 2 days of heavy normal flow. Then, nothing. Can that be normal?

My period started with 2 days of brown discharge and then 2 days of heavy normal flow. Then, nothing. Can that be normal?

Yes, normal: Spotting prior to full flow implies your progesterone levels are dropping (which is normal) and your lining is preparing to let go. Your menstrual cycle pattern can change over the course of your reproductive years. As long as you have full flow bleeding at some point each month then it's normal. If you want your menses to be more consistent then you could always take birth control pills (BCPs). ...Read more

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My period usually last 5 days and heavy on days 1-3 well this cycle it lasted 2 days and heavy on day 1 the other 2 days it was brown discharge.

My period usually last 5 days and heavy on days 1-3 well this cycle it lasted 2 days and heavy on day 1 the other 2 days it was brown discharge.

Not uncommon: to occasionally have an period that is different than usual. Lots of things can cause this, including emotional or physical stress, but it often happens for no apparent reason. If you have had unprotected sex, then you should be checked for sexually transmitted disease (STD) which can cause menstrual irregularity. Otherwise, don't worry. ...Read more

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I had heavy dark brown discharge for 3 days then light brown discharge 2 days before my period. There are no other symptoms. What could this be?

I had heavy dark brown discharge for 3 days then light brown discharge 2 days before my period. There are no other symptoms. What could this be?

Old blood: The dark brown discharge is indicative of old blood, or blood that makes its way out much slower. Given that this is leading up to your period, it is probably normal. If it persists from cycle to cycle, then i would consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have dark brown discharge its the 3rd day that its heavy. What does it mean? I'm also irregular so i really don't know when will I have my period.

I have dark brown discharge its the 3rd day that its heavy. What does it mean? I'm also irregular so i really don't know when will I have my period.

Unpredictable: Unfortunately, if you have irregular periods, your bleeding patterns and amount will vary. Brown disharge is older blood, therefore this could be your period or an anovulatory bleed. This means that you have irregular bleeding because you don't ovulate every month. You should see a gyn to undergo a complete workup for irregular bleeding. Anovulatory cycles can put you at risk for cancer. ...Read more

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I had my period for 3 days the first day was extremely heavy second day very lil third day it was over now day 5 its a dark brown discharge very lil?

Pregnancy test?: In any woman with an unusual period (shorter and more unusual) the first thing that you must rule out is pregnancy. If that is negative, then discussing this further with your ob/gyn is warranted. It might not be a period at all. Abnormal bleeding has many causes including absent / irregular ovulation or anatomic changes. To learn more from my personal page, please visit www.Obgynhelp.Com. ...Read more

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My period didn't come for 3 months and now it finally came . Its really heavy but at the beginning extremely light and I was having brown discharge .?

My period didn't come for 3 months and now it finally came . Its really heavy but at the beginning extremely light and I was having brown discharge .?

Heavy period : A heavy period after 3 months of absent bleeding may be normal because the amount of growth of your uterine tissue is increased. If this is the first occurrence i wouldn't be concerned. If this is rather common for yo, u you way consider bcp's to reduce the thickness of your uterine lining to decrease blood loss at your periods. ...Read more

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I've been having heavy brown discharge for five days now. My period is not due until another week. This has never happened before. What could this be?

I've been having heavy brown discharge for five days now. My period is not due until another week. This has never happened before. What could this be?

Vaginal discharge: Are you sexually active? If so, may need to rule out stds. Do you have pelvic pain? If no, and not sexually active, and your discharge stops, wait another month, chances are you just had your period that came in early, which happens in females frequently. If in doubt, or in pain, see your doc, you may have a ruptured ovarian cyst or something else that mandates a check up. ...Read more

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Last period was 11/02/14 and this month it is 11/03/14. It started with brown discharge and it is heavy for 2 days and then just brown dis. Am i pregn?

Last period was 11/02/14 and this month it is 11/03/14. It started with brown discharge and it is heavy for 2 days and then just brown dis. Am i pregn?

Take a test: Don’t guess. Take a test. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I been on my period for 16 days. At first it was very light then it became heavy and im having dark brown discharge. Im also having pains on left ovar?

Do this...: No cause for alarm but i'd get this figured out: first, if there is any chance at all that you may be pregnant, get a pregnancy test and if positive see a doctor - tomorrow. If negative pregnancy, you should check with your doctor (or get a good one) in the next week or so. ...Read more