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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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Just had 4th section, july 23 and bled few times since, I'm breastfeeding now w. brownish discharge - no smell, slight pain, is this normal?

Just had 4th section, july 23 and bled few times since, I'm breastfeeding now w. brownish discharge - no smell, slight pain, is this normal?

Most likely: Vaginal bleeding and brown-pinkish discharge are quite common after delivery The important post delivery precaution is to avoid pregnancy a syou are most fertile in the weeks after birth. Good to know oyur commitment to breast feed your new born. ...Read more

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Ive been having a lot of discharge since two weeks after having protected sex. I have no periods I'm breastfeeding don't want another baby?

Ive been having a lot of discharge since two weeks after having protected sex.  I have no periods I'm breastfeeding don't want another baby?

3 steps: 1. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. 2. Schedule a visit to have the discharge tested for infection 3. Use birth control and condoms to prevent these scares in the future. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pp an had unprotected sex twice. Both times he pulled out. I am breastfeeding and am now getting brown discharge. What is causing this?

I am 6 weeks pp an had unprotected sex twice. Both times he pulled out. I am breastfeeding and am now getting brown discharge. What is causing this?

Brown discharge: If you are breast feeding without supplementing with formula, it is unlikely but possible that you could ovulate while breastfeeding, causing the brown discharge. As you know, "pulling out" is not a reliable birth control measure, as some sperm are released before orgasm in a male. The brown discharge can also come from irritation of the post partum cervix with sex, as it is very delicate. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal Discharge while breastfeeding and also I'm sexual active.

Brown vaginal Discharge while breastfeeding and also I'm sexual active.

Brown: Its likely old bloody discharge, however it could also be infection or blood from a new pregnancy. Breastfeeding only acts like birth control for a month or so. Check a pregnancy test and if the brown discharge has an odor or gets worse see your health care provider ...Read more

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What to do about nipple discharge and stopped breastfeeding 8 months ago?

Milk or other D/C ?: Reasons for nipple discharge can include stimulation of the breast, pregnancy, medications, galactorrhea (secretion of milk or similar substance), an abscess or other breast infection, hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism), fibrocystic breasts (breasts are very fibrous), blocked mammary duct, breast cancer and intraductal papilloma (non cancerous mass), use of marijuana, anise and fennel. > ...Read more

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I have nipple discharge yet I stopped breastfeeding months ago. What does this mean?

I have nipple discharge yet I stopped breastfeeding months ago. What does this mean?

Is it milk- like?: Possible causes for Galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives,fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, Cocaine, Opioids,hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men & significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Have milk like discharge from my breastfeeding after IVF transfer what maybe the cause.

Have milk like discharge from my breastfeeding after IVF transfer what maybe the cause.

Quite common: The hormones you have been on and may be on often cause some galactorrhea (milk discharge/production). Minimize how often you pinch and rub your nipples as this can continue stimulation and continue the discharge, and if becomes much greater or other symptoms, talk to OB ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more