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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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I had a dark brown discharge one week after period ended? What does this mean?

I had a dark brown discharge one week after period ended? What does this mean?

Normal: What you described is withing the normal spectrum of bleeding in menstrual period. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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Have dark brown discharge two days after period ends and continuing for about five days now. Usually the discharge lasts for one or two days the most?

Have dark brown discharge two days after period ends and continuing for about five days now. Usually the discharge lasts for one or two days the most?

Normal: The brown discharge is just broken down blood cells. At the end of your period, as the bleeding slows down blood stays in the vagina and starts to break down causing the brown discharge. If there is no burning, pain or itching then do not worry this is normal. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge two weeks after period?

I have brown discharge two weeks after period?

Irregular bleeding: 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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Brown discharge 2 weeks after period, what could it be?

Brown discharge 2 weeks after period, what could it be?

Several things: Mid-cycle is the time of ovulation. Brown discharge between periods could signify one of number of problems, including vaginal infection, endometriosis in uterine or vaginal wall, a spontaneously aborted fertilized egg (yes, one can have a period even though egg fertilization may have occurred, though usually it is not a typical one). See your gp or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Last month I had light brown discharge two weeks after period. And it's happening again this month. Not heavy.

Midcycle spotting: Midcycle spotting could be d/t ovulation drop in hormone at time of ovulation not unusual in perimenopausal age. If worsens or persists see your gynecologist to assure no abn. Pap cervicitis or polyp ...Read more

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Brown discharge? No odor, no pain. Started 3 days after period ended & has continued for over a week now. Period expected in roughly 14 days. Help!?

Brown discharge? No odor, no pain. Started 3 days after period ended & has continued for over a week now. Period expected in roughly 14 days. Help!?

You need an exam: If you were my pt is boca raton, fl, I would do an exam, cultures and blood work and an ultrasound, as you may have an infection, or it may be spotting from your hormones not being regulated, assuming you have a neg preg test if you are sexually active, or u could have an fibroid or endometrial polyp or other causes, assuming you have insurance all of these tests should be covered. ...Read more

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3-4 days ago I woke in the nite 2 brown discharge enough 2 soak panties not normal b4/after period. Period nxt week not takin oc nvr have what is it?

3-4 days ago I woke in the nite 2 brown discharge enough 2 soak panties not normal b4/after period. Period nxt week not takin oc nvr have what is it?

Breakthrough: This sounds like breakthrough bleeding, and I'm sorry you're going through this. Breakthrough bleeding can be common and this brown discharge is just old blood. Nothing to worry about, nothing with your body is necessarily wrong. If bothers you, can consider taking birth control pills to help regulate cycle. But otherwise, this is likely not to occur regularly. If it does, see a gynecolgoist. ...Read more

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I had brown discharge a week before my period and then a heavier flow than usual then brown discharge after period why??

I had brown discharge a week before my period and then a heavier flow than usual then brown discharge after period why??

Could be normal: Could be normal, sometimes there may be ovulation more than once every 28 days--could be an early miscarriage too. If it recurs you need to see your gyn dr ...Read more

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50 days since last period. Light brown discharge 2 weeks after period. Negative test result. What could be the problem?

50 days since last period. Light brown discharge 2 weeks after period. Negative test result. What could be the problem?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons why you may miss a menses. Despite a negative pregnancy test, you could still be pregnant. To be certain, consider having a more sensitive pregnancy test called a quantitative beta HCG by a medical provider.
Other reasons for missing a menses could be stress, missing an ovulation, new medications, weight loss or weight gain, travel, or an underlying illness. ...Read more

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I'm having brown discharge for the past 2 days. 2-3 weeks after period. I had unprotected sex 4-5 days ago if that matters. What could be wrong?

I'm having brown discharge for the past 2 days. 2-3 weeks after period. I had unprotected sex 4-5 days ago if that matters. What could be wrong?

Get tested for STD: If you had unprotected sex, this brown discharge could be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease. You need to have a pelvic exam with swabs to test you for this. Treatment would be with antibiotics which are necessary to avoid the long term complications of an untreated std. It can cause infertility, so get tested. ...Read more

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D&c begining of feb. Got reg period at wnd of feb. Was sexually active after. Period due in a week but for two weeks iv had brown discharge sometimes?

D&c begining of feb. Got reg period at wnd of feb. Was sexually active after. Period due in a week but for two weeks iv had brown discharge sometimes?

Unclear question: If you are concerned about being pregnant, If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
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 started my period then it ended a and then a week later I had brown discharge and I did have sex 3 days after period ended?

I started my period then it ended a and then a week later I had brown discharge and I did have sex 3 days after period ended?

Brown = old blood: Brown is just old blood left over from your period. Consider birth control to regulate your cycle and to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Gf had pink/brown discharge a week after period we had sex before and during period she wasn't ovulating during discharg. She has alot of preg symptoms

Gf had pink/brown discharge a week after period we had sex before and during period she wasn't ovulating during discharg. She has alot of preg symptoms

Hard to guess: 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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3 weeks after period feeling nauseated and yuck (thinking it was a tummy bug) but now have red/brown discharge? Age 24 no longer on the pill

3 weeks after period feeling nauseated and yuck (thinking it was a tummy bug) but now have red/brown discharge? Age 24 no longer on the pill

Many options: 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