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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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Im having sometimes red or light brown discharge now. My period stopped almost 2 weeks ago. I dont feel any pain or anything. Just realize 2 days ago.

Im having sometimes red or light brown discharge now. My period stopped almost 2 weeks ago. I dont feel any pain or anything. Just realize 2 days ago.

Irregular spotting: 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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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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My bf fingered me and i bled, until now im having a light brown reddish discharge, due period 3 days from now, took postinor last month. What is this?

My bf fingered me and i bled, until now im having a light brown reddish discharge, due period 3 days from now, took postinor last month. What is this?

Irregular periods: 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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Hi i've skipped my periods for 4months & did pregnacy test & they wre negative.am now having light brown watery discharge& am period pains???

Missed period: Although brown discharge might contain old blood - can't say if this is the start of your period. If you don't have a period for 4 months and were previously regular- that warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...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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I started the pill on 1st day of what I thought was my period.i had 8 days of light brown discharge, no actual period or blood. Is this normal?

I started the pill on 1st day of what I thought was my period.i had 8 days of light brown discharge, no actual period or blood. Is this normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...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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Pelvic discomfort past week and a half, and brown/light brown discharge. Period is due 1week from today. Last period was late 4 days?

Pelvic discomfort past week and a half, and brown/light brown discharge. Period is due 1week from today. Last period was late 4 days?

You may have: normal variations in your period, or a vaginal infection. See a healthcare provider to make sure you do not have infection. Then see if your periods will return to normal. If it does not in 3-4 months, you may need to visit GYN or family physician then. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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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