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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