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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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It has been two weeks since I had a medically induced abortions. I'm still having a brownish, watery discharge. Is it a normal thing to happen? When does it stop?

It has been two weeks since I had a medically induced abortions. I'm still having a brownish, watery discharge. Is it a normal thing to happen? When does it stop?

Take a look: Sorry about your loss. Bleeding after a miscarriage is common. Did the doctor follow the hCG level down to zero. I would contact your physician for follow up to make sure. ...Read more

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Hi My girlfriend has smelly discharge; not much. It's been 28 days after she had her medical abortion. She bleed for around 10 days and didn't bleed?

Hi My girlfriend has smelly discharge; not much. It's been 28 days after she had her medical abortion. She bleed for around 10 days and didn't bleed?

Sounds concerning: Hi
The best thing for her is to be seen by a physician in person for an exam. There's a lot of possibilities of what could be causing it but we really wouldn't be able to properly resolve this over HealthTap. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion on 3 December 2014. My normal period started on 22 Jan 2015 and lasted 6days. 8 Feb I had very thic brown stringy discharge?

I had a medical abortion on 3 December 2014. My normal period started on 22 Jan 2015 and lasted 6days. 8 Feb I had very thic brown stringy discharge?

Still readjusting: As your body rebalances after pregnancy, your hormones will gradually kick in and your normal menstrual cycle will return. Even though the period on January 22 seemed normal, things are probably still adjusting. Perhaps you are also adjusting to a new contraceptive. It should normalize in a month or two. However, if discharge persists, see your doctor. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Had a medical abortion. Bled afterwards and it stopped. 27 days later I'm having a brown discharge but its very light. Could this be my period?

Had a medical abortion. Bled afterwards and it stopped. 27 days later I'm having a brown discharge but its very light. Could this be my period?

S/p abortion brown: Yes. It may be the return of your period can take several months for the period to return to normal, as with an abortion there is a D&C. if a regular period does not return after 3 -5 months f/u with doc check for scarring. ...Read more

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Bleeding again 7 weeks after medical abortion and after having brown discharge for a week, is it my period?

Bleeding again 7 weeks after medical abortion and after having brown discharge for a week, is it my period?

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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I had an medical abortion 2 weeks ago and I'm gettin pains in my vagina and gettin brown discharge what is this and can it make me infertile?

I had an medical abortion 2 weeks ago and I'm gettin pains in my vagina and gettin brown discharge what is this and can it make me infertile?

Post Procedure D/C: A brown discharge and some pain right after an instrument procedure is not uncommon, and is the body's way of cleaning out the debrided tissues. Normally, these should subside in a week or so. If the symptoms continue much longer, it would be prudent to consult your gynecologist. Make an appointment sooner if you develop a fever or the discharge becomes heavier. ...Read more

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Pain near the right side of my belly button. Had a medical abortion three weeks ago. Still have brown discharge. What's the reason for the pain?

Pain near the right side of my belly button. Had a medical abortion three weeks ago. Still have brown discharge. What's the reason for the pain?

Important to follow up: Make an appointment with your healthcare provider. You need to have follow-up HCG levels to confirm pregnancy has ended. They will evaluate for infection also. ...Read more

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Having brown discharge instead of ist period after medical abortion. What will I do now? Pregnancy test is negative. Thank u.

Having brown discharge instead of ist period after medical abortion. What will I do now? Pregnancy test is negative. Thank u.

Prob your period: The brown discharge was likely your period just a very light one. Brown equals old blood. It is common to have an "off' cycle every now and then. The first period after a miscarriage or abortion is often a little irregular. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. Schedule a visit for birth control if you do not want to be pregnant. ...Read more

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I was 5 weeks pregnant and I had a medical abortion.. ... I only bleed for a week and no I am seeing white discharge did the abortion failed?

I was 5 weeks pregnant and I had a medical abortion.. ... I only bleed for a week and no I am seeing white discharge did the abortion failed?

Maybe: The discharge may be unrelated to the recent medical abortion. I would repeat a pregnancy test and see if it is positive or not. It should be negative if the medical abortion worked. ...Read more

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I have a brown discharge 9 weeks after medical abortion. I did have unprotected sex recently. Could this still be spotting? Is new pregnancy possible?

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Hello, I recently had medical abortion, as well as the period cycle after, its a few days before my 2nd period is due and im having a yellow redish discharge with itching?

Hello, I recently had medical abortion, as well as the period cycle after, its a few days before my 2nd period is due and im having a yellow redish discharge with itching?

Vaginitis: Sounds like you have vaginitis. It could be yeast or bacterial. Since you had an abortion recently, its probably time to go see your physician for a culture. Even though I don't do terminations, I ask my patients who get them to come to the office 2 weeks after to make sure there is no infection from the procedure. ...Read more

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I have a medical abortion. My bleeding stop 5 days ago after. After that I am having white vaginal discharge with smell, dizziness, fever sometimes.

I have a medical abortion. My bleeding stop 5 days ago after. After that I am having white vaginal discharge with smell, dizziness, fever sometimes.

Could be infection: This could indicate that you have a postoperative infection. It is best to see your physician and get it treated and get it diagnosed ...Read more

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Brownish discharge after an abortion, what does it mean?

Old blood: It can take a while for you to begin to cycle after an abortion. The residual blood will eventually come out as the dark brownish discharge. ...Read more

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My discharge is brown after I've had an abortion what could be wrong?

Blood: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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What does a stringy and sticky discharge means 4 weeks after abortion?

What does a stringy and sticky discharge means 4 weeks after abortion?

Probably period: Most have their first period 4-6 weeks after. It is often abnormal -- too light or too heavy, too long or too short. Things get back to normal after that. Schedule a follow up visit for testing and birth control. ...Read more

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I have a smelly discharge post abortion, what to do?

Call doc: Call your doc. It could be a sign of infection if it is very foul smelling. You may need antibiotics. Or if you have fevers, pain, or lots of bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge a day after an abortion?

Yes: It is normal to have a brownish or redish dischatge for several days after either a spontaneous or medically/surgically induced abortion. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown and smelly discharge after abortion?

Possibly: Brown discharge is usually old blood leaving the body. However, if you notice a foul odor, you need to be seen to rule out the possibility of an infection. ...Read more

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Today is day 10 after taking abortion pill is brown discharge normal?

Today is day 10 after taking abortion pill is brown discharge normal?

May or may not be: It is normal to have some bleeding or brownish discharge after taking emergency contraception. Typically it only lasts a few days, though. Given that you're has been ongoing for 10 days, it would be a good idea to get checked by your doctor. It may be that nothing is wrong, and your bleeding has just been longer than normal; however, you should get checked out in case something else is wrong. ...Read more

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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of any pregnancy. ...Read more