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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 instead of period, been off pill for 6 weeks. Preg test negative. But am I pregnant?

Light brown discharge instead of period, been off pill for 6 weeks. Preg test negative. But am I pregnant?

Blood test...: A more specific blood test should be able to tell if you are pregnant or not. Abnormal vaginal discharge is not exclusive of pregnancy but could also be caused by a vaginal infection. Get seen by a GYN provider in order to vaginal exam and testing if necessary. ...Read more

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Last period 6/7 weeks ago. Brown discharge instead of period last week for 2 days. Usually 4-week period cycle. Took hpt ytd afternoon neg. Am I preg?

Last period 6/7 weeks ago. Brown discharge instead of period last week for 2 days. Usually 4-week period cycle. Took hpt ytd afternoon neg. Am I preg?

Depends: Did you have unprotected sex since your period 6-7 weeks ago. If no, and you did the test correctly, you are not pregnant. To be sure, you may get a blood test for HCG. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I found brown discharge instead of actual period what's going on?

Brown discharge : May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?

Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more

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For the past 3+ months, I've had a brown discharge instead of a period, and it lasts for approx. 2 weeks. Now sure what's going on?

For the past 3+ months, I've had a brown discharge instead of a period, and it lasts for approx. 2 weeks. Now sure what's going on?

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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Had Pink/Light brown discharge for few hours 4 days ago instead of period. Test Negative this morning. Hving odorless discharge. any chance of pg?

Had Pink/Light brown discharge for few hours 4 days ago instead of period. Test Negative this morning. Hving odorless discharge. any chance of pg?

Maybe not, but...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

Brown d/c: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. It could be a sign of implantation. I would get a pregnancy test, and f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Why do I get brown discharge instead of my period?

Why do I get brown discharge instead of my period?

The brown discharge: Might be your period. Brown discharge is usually older, deoxygenated blood from the uterus. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge instead of a period on implanon?

Is it normal to have brown discharge instead of a period on implanon?

Yes: Implanon may cause spotting or missed periods, typically not a concern. For detailed information, see: http://www.Implanon-usa.Com/en/hcp/learn-about-it/get-the-facts/warnings/index.Asp. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge before period?

Brown discharge: Is likely to be old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of your uterus and is likely to be the beginning of your period. ...Read more

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Can brown discharge count as a period?

Can brown discharge count as a period?

If at the time of : The anticipated period - it may be. Brown discharge may be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does the brown discharge come after a period.

Why does the brown discharge come after a period.

Decreased necrosis: The period is because of necrosis of endometrium......which slowly heals....to give brown discharge . If sexually active.....infection can do it also. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 10 days before period is it normal?

No: Not "normal", but not necessarily anything serious. If persists, should see gyn. ...Read more

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Having brown discharge a week before period, is it normal ?

Having brown discharge a week before period, is it normal ?

Maybe: In patients who have uterine fibroids, their brown discharge is characteristic of their condition. If the brown discharge occurs every period for you and you do not have fibroids then it is normal as it represents endometrial breakdown products and old blood. ...Read more

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How long does brown discharge last at the end of the period?

Can't predict that: If brown discharge is during your period - then it just older, deoxygenated blood. If it is following your period, then there may be a bit of a hormone imbalance. ...Read more