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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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Sudden irregular periods with brown discharge for two weeks. Pelvic scan normal, blood test showed low iron. Sexually inactive. Help?

Sudden irregular periods with brown discharge for two weeks. Pelvic scan normal, blood test showed low iron. Sexually inactive. Help?

Common problem: 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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Would iron pills help irregular periods and often brown discharge?

Would iron pills help irregular periods and often brown discharge?

Depends...: Iron pills would only be helpful if you actually have iron deficiency anemia. If you have heavy periods then you may develop iron deficiency anemia. Your doctor can do a blood test to determine of you have iron deficiency anemia so see your doctor for testing if you are concerned. Good luck!!! ...Read more

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I had sex 4days ago with my boyfriend&he felt some go in I usually have irregular periods but I have brown discharge am I pregnant?

I had sex 4days ago with my boyfriend&he felt some go in I usually have irregular periods but I have brown discharge am I pregnant?

Brown Discharge is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the uterus and is not an indicator of pregnancy. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist >. ...Read more

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Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Probably normal: Dark brown discharge is just old blood. The first thing to rule out is always pregnancy. If that's negative then you probably have a hormone imbalance making your periods irregular. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods and starting yesterday morning, I had brown discharge when I wiped. Should I be worried?

I have irregular periods and starting yesterday morning, I had brown discharge when I wiped. Should I be worried?

Talk to your doctor.: The brown discharge is likely old blood/spotting and may be related to your irregular cycles. If you have irregular periods, you should talk to your doctor about this to see if you need medication to get them regulated. ...Read more

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I've had brown discharge for 2 weeks. Negative test, irregular periods, more exercise than normal, just went through a break up. What could this be?

I've had brown discharge for 2 weeks. Negative test, irregular periods, more exercise than normal, just went through a break up. What could this be?

Infection.: You may have an infection. See your doctor. Irregular period is not unusual at age 16. More exercise than normal and stress can contribute to the irregular period. ...Read more

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Irregular periods 3 months late then brown discharge. What does this mean?

Irregular periods 3 months late then brown discharge. What does this mean?

Brown = 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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I have irregular periods. I had unprotected sex and 2days later started with brown discharge that lasted 4 days what does this mean?

I have irregular periods. I had unprotected sex and 2days later started with brown discharge that lasted 4 days what does this mean?

Nothing: The discharge probably means nothing. The larger question is why would you put yourself at risk like that for pregnancy or stds. ...Read more

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Irregular periods for 3 months, brown discharge on and off, now continuous for 2 weeks. Bleeding red blood after clitoral stimulation and masturbation?

Irregular periods for 3 months, brown discharge on and off, now continuous for 2 weeks. Bleeding red blood after clitoral stimulation and masturbation?

You need an exam: This is not one to wait on and see if it clears. You should have a proper gyn evaluation including physical examination right away. ...Read more

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I have a lot of brown discharge everyday no pain or itching or no smell with a very irregular period should I be warried?

I have a lot of brown discharge everyday no pain or itching or no smell with a very irregular period should I be warried?

Get evaluation: You should not be overly "worried" but you do need to find out what is going on with your body. It is not normal to have brown discharge on a daily basis. ...Read more

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I'm having black/brown discharge instead of my period. That's been a week & now I'm having a little bit if red. Irregular period. Why is it like that?

I'm having black/brown discharge instead of my period. That's been a week & now I'm having a little bit if red. Irregular period. Why is it like that?

Many answers, don't: There's no way to answer that without more info. Contraception? Meds? Will need blood tests, miscarriage? Too many possibilities, can't say with the scant info given. Sorry, see your gyno. ...Read more

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I have irregular period, last month my period was a week late with brown discharge. This month I'm a week late with brown discharge. Could I be preg?

Preggo?: Sometimes you can have abnormal bleeding with pregnancies. If you think you might be its always a good idea to check. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on the 5th day of my period and had an ipill within 12 hours of that. Now, 6 days after having the ipill, I'm having a dark brown discharge almost for more than a day. Is this an irregular period? Or, could I be pre

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on the 5th day of my period and had an ipill within 12 hours of that. Now, 6 days after having the ipill, I'm having a dark brown discharge almost for more than a day. Is this an irregular period? Or, could I be pre

Can't be sure: Emergency contraceptive pills such as i-pill or Plan B can alter the menstrual cycle in which the i-pill or Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods. Usally im a heavy bleeder but 2 days ago I bleed for about a hr & eversince its been a brown like discharge. What is this be?

Abnormal bleeding.: There is no way to know what is going on from your history. The most important consideration is whether abnormal bleeding problem is associated with pregnancy, and more specifically an ectopic [tubal] pregnancy. Check a home pregnancy test, and if positive or you have pain on one side, check in with your physician without delay. ...Read more

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Dark brown stringy discharge for 6 days, no foul odor. Could this be my period or could this mean something else? (I have irregular periods.)

Maybe: It may be your period so to speak, but if you are having irregular cycles, you may not be ovulating. You need to discuss this woth your GYN. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods and have just gone 6 months without a period. After my period I got dark brown discharge and it's been 3 weeks it won't stop!

Irregular periods: Having such irregular periods indicates you likely have some hormonal problems. Thyroid disorder, polycystic ovary syndrome, and other hormonal issues are possible. It would be wise to see a gynecologist, have some tests, and possibly use medication (perhaps birth control pills) to regulate your periods. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods and trying to get pregnant. For the past 5 days I have had some brown discharge, could this be pregnancy?

I have irregular periods and trying to get pregnant. For the past 5 days I have had some brown discharge, could this be pregnancy?

Yes: Sometimes brown discharge can be associated with pregnancy though it isn't a marker of pregnancy by any means. The best test of pregnancy is a positive home pregnancy test if you've missed your period definitely go and get a home pregnancy test as they are safe and accurate. ...Read more

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