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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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Light brown discharge before my period. Missed period. 2 weeks later heavy brown / red discharge. Problem ?! I'm scared !

Light brown discharge before my period. Missed period. 2 weeks later heavy brown / red discharge. Problem ?! I'm scared !

Get a pregnancy test: It's possible that you could be pregnant if you missed a period and if you are pregnant, then see an OB/GYN soon to figure out what's going on. You may need an ultrasound. You may be going through a very early miscarriage. Regardless, a pregnancy test is the first step. Good luck! ...Read more

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Bled after sex, light brown discharge day before period was due, period is 6 days late, am i pregnant?

Bled after sex, light brown discharge day before period was due, period is 6 days late, am i pregnant?

We never guess: In our world, where pregnancy tests are readily available, we never guess about the diagnosis of pregnancy. Please sign off the internet and go get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Bled after intercourse then light brown discharge day before period was due, period 6 days late, took 2 pregnancy tests, negative, what could this be?

Bled after intercourse then light brown discharge day before period was due, period 6 days late, took 2 pregnancy tests, negative, what could this be?

Irregular periods: A lot of things can affect your periods besides pregnancy. If you happen to be on the pill this sort of pattern can actually be normal. The home tests are pretty reliable so you should be safe for now. Wait and see what happens going forward over the next month or so, assuming that you feel ok otherwise. ...Read more

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Enlarged breasts, pink, light brown discharge 2 weeks before period what could it be?

Enlarged breasts, pink, light brown discharge 2 weeks before period what could it be?

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 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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Implantation bleeding?Very light brown discharge notheavy before period duedate but missed my period still no per.Lots of whitedischarge.Nevr happd b4

Implantation bleeding?Very light brown discharge notheavy before period duedate but missed my period still no per.Lots of whitedischarge.Nevr happd b4

Vaginal issues: I think you should do pregnancy test first. This will tell you whether you are pregnant or not. If not, and still no period, repeat in 2 weeks. For vaginal discharge you need to have a doc look at this and do tests to rule out infectious causes first. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill, had sex day after period ended but pulled out. Now I'm experiencing cramping and light brown discharge nine days before period ?

I'm on the pill, had sex day after period ended but pulled out. Now I'm experiencing cramping and light brown discharge nine days before period ?

Protection Advised: Hello, I am not sure if this about the possibility of preg or the nature of the dischrg. If this is in regards to your dischrg it could be old blood or a symptom of an infection. If this is an infection there might be fever,pain,and more dischrg. If this is the case you should visit your doc. If this is about preg it would be too soon, but you could do a home preg test.But next time use protectn ...Read more

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Last month my partner touched my vagina with his penis. Had my period. Severe cramps every day after. 3 neg. preg.tests.light brown discharge 1 week before period. Could I be pregnant?

Last month my partner touched my vagina with his penis. Had my period.  Severe cramps every day after. 3 neg. preg.tests.light brown discharge 1 week before period.  Could I be pregnant?

No: Unless there was ejaculation into the vagina, sperm will normally not penetrate the outer lips. Three negative pregnancy tests and cramping during your period all suggest no pregnancy. The discharge should be checked out by your medical doctor if it persists, or if this is a regular occurrence during menstruation. ...Read more

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Light brown vaginal discharge 1 week before period. On birth control for about a month & 1/2 now. Very light cramping. Help?

Light brown vaginal discharge 1 week before period. On birth control for about a month & 1/2 now. Very light cramping. Help?

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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