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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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Not due my cycle until 4 days. I've been having brown discharge for 4 days and now today a little pink blood is this implantation or my cycle starting?

Not due my cycle until 4 days. I've been having brown discharge for 4 days and now today a little pink blood is this implantation or my cycle starting?

The brown vaginal: discharge is likely old blood being cleaned from the vagina. Bleeding for four to five days should not be implantation bleeding. Your menses could be early or you could have breakthrough bleeding. You can always do a pregnancy test if you don't have a clear cut period and you have been sexually active. ...Read more

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How long does occasional discharge last on Depo-Provera shot? It's been going on since before christmas eve. First brown discharge, now some blood and pink.

How long does occasional discharge last on Depo-Provera shot?  It's been going on since before christmas eve. First brown discharge, now some blood and pink.

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for depo users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. Brown is simply old blood coming out. Annoying but not dangerous. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and 6 wk preg. Last night it was brown discharge turned pink this morning now it has red blood cots. I have had no cramping?

I have endometriosis and 6 wk preg. Last night it was brown discharge turned pink this morning now it has red blood cots. I have had no cramping?

Miscarriage symptoms: The symptoms that you are experiencing(bleeding) are consistent with a threatened miscarriage (abortion) and the Endometriosis may or may not have a bearing upon the ultimate result. If cramping starts, a miscarriage with the concomitant bleeding could be eminent. ...Read more

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For past 5 days I've had some brown discharge and sometimes when I go loo blood afterwards that's bit more red. ?

For past 5 days I've had some brown discharge and sometimes when I go loo blood afterwards that's bit more red. ?

Brown discharge: If this occurs soon after your menstrual period it most likely is extrusion of residual uterine tissue and should cease in a day or two. If it's occurring midcycle it denotes some dysfunctional bleeding and your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Last month 10 days late, this month 16 days late w/ brown discharge, next day pinkish blood w/ clear mucus, next day heavy blood, today-day 19 nothing?

Last month 10 days late, this month 16 days late w/ brown discharge, next day pinkish blood w/ clear mucus, next day heavy blood, today-day 19 nothing?

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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Creamy white discharge with a little blood mixed in it. 2 days since this has happened and before that got a brown discharge(once). what might this be?

Creamy white discharge with a little blood mixed in it. 2 days since this has happened and before that got a brown discharge(once). what might this be?

Infection? STD?: Any new, abnormal, unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. Many possible causes, but "creamy" or brown discharge, or blood, suggest infection -- and at your age (18) that often means an STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia. See a doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Blood spotting and brown discharge for 5 days in the middle of my cycle. What might it be?

Blood spotting and brown discharge for 5 days in the middle of my cycle. What might it be?

It's probably normal: Menstrual cycles vary from woman to woman. Around the time of ovulation, at midcycle, hormone levels are fluctuating greatly. It is not unusual to have some spotting at this time as a result. It doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong. Skipping cycles for 2 months or more or heavy irregular bleeding require an evaluation. ...Read more

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Recently blood spotting and brown discharge for 7 days in the middle of my cycle. What could it be?

Recently blood spotting and brown discharge for 7 days in the middle of my cycle. What could it be?

Spotting: Does this occur after physical activity or after sex? If this started recently, it may be due to a polyp on the cervix or inside your uterus. An ultrasound may help to identify what is going on. ...Read more

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Had unprotected 2 weeks ago. Took plan b next day. 14 days later, today, light brown discharge with some blood. can this be normal?

Yes, but . . .: Plan B is emergency hormonal contraception (birth control). As such, it can/will throw off your menses (http://www.planbonestep.com/side-effects.aspx). However, engaging in unprotected sex also exposes you to sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Whether your light brown discharge represents normal side effect of Plan B or an STD is unknown to me. Only way to find out is to see your Family Doc ...Read more

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I have clear discharge with blood streaks or sometimes red/slightly brown discharge at night after shower for 6 days in a row now. what can it be?

Discharge: Periods vary widely from woman to woman. Some periods are punctual, some are unpredictable. See your doctor who may prescribe you oral contraceptives to regulate your menstrual period. ...Read more

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Had a brown discharge for 3 days with blood. The 1st & 2nd day had brown discharge w/ blood. The 3rd day just brown discharge. Had unprotected sex. ?

Had a brown discharge for 3 days with blood. The 1st & 2nd day had brown discharge w/ blood. The 3rd day just brown discharge. Had unprotected sex. ?

Gyn exam: if you are not on your period and having bleeding after sex, you might want to get examined to make sure that you do not have a lesion on your cervix or some kind of infection that's causing bleeding. Make sure that you are up to date on your pap smears. ...Read more

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My cycle is 26 days.Monthly I have brown discharge from the day 9 to 15 of my cycle.I need to know which day i ovulate.What is the cause of the blood.

My cycle is 26 days.Monthly I have brown discharge from the day 9 to 15 of my cycle.I need to know which day i ovulate.What is the cause of the blood.

Brown: Brown discharge is old blood, and it's possible that it's just blood left over from your period that's making its way out of your vagina at that time. Bright red blood, of course, is active bleed. Given that your cycle is regular, you could try ovulation predictor kit starting day 9-14. It's possible the brown spotting isn't interfering with your cycle at all. ...Read more

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I've been having this brown discharge from my vagina for 3 weeks and 2 days of blood and brown discharge continues . What could this be?

I've been having this brown discharge from my vagina for 3 weeks and 2 days of blood and brown discharge continues . What could this be?

Heavy periods : There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more