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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