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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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I started taking microlite in december, but have had brown discharge & spotting ever since? what can i do to stop this??

I started taking microlite in december, but have had brown discharge & spotting ever since? what can i do to stop this??

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a light pink then brown discharge then really light period for 4 days then stops? I am on a swim team

What does it mean when I have a light pink then brown discharge then really light period for 4 days then stops? I am on a swim team

Exercise and periods: Extensive exercise can change the amount and character of menstrual bleeding normally because of hormone variations and minimal percentages of body fat. ...Read more

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I put myself on a pill and after my period IV been brown discharge for around 2 weeks now .. What dose this mean? How can I stop it?

I put myself on a pill and after my period IV been  brown discharge for around 2 weeks now .. What dose this mean? How can I stop it?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Subsequent to my period i always get brown discharge and it last about 2 days. Is there any way i can stop it sooner?

Subsequent to my period i always get brown discharge and it last about 2 days. Is there any way i can stop it sooner?

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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Hi I have recently finished my period and am now having a really gross smelling brown discharge coming out. How can I stop it?

Malodorous discharge: Make sure there is not a forgotten tampon and get checked for possible bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more

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