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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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What does it mean when your ovulating to have a smelly milky white discharge 2 weeks before your period ? Does it mean you might have an std

What does it mean when your ovulating to have a smelly milky white discharge 2 weeks before your period ? Does it mean you might have an std

Sounds very normal: You can see an impressive change in cervical mucous right around the time of ovulation. It is completely normal. People who do natural family planning for contraception know that this is the fertile period and they avoid sex. If this is the only time of your cycle you notice this, then i would suspect that it is normal, but if it continues, you may want to be checked. ...Read more

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Sex a week before period which is 4 days late, cramping, lower back pain, thin milky white discharge(moderate amount) took test, it was negative? Why?

Sex a week before period which is 4 days late, cramping, lower back pain, thin milky white discharge(moderate amount) took test, it was negative? Why?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. 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. The discharge requires separate evaluation. ...Read more

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Excessive, odorless, milky white discharge for only 1 day a week before period, now period is a day late. Std or pregnancy? I get checked frequently.

Excessive, odorless, milky white discharge for only 1 day a week before period, now period is a day late. Std or pregnancy? I get checked frequently.

Pregnant?: Get a home urine test strip kit and use it. If the discharge persists go and see a doctor. Obviously you are having unprotected sex and if you are at all concerned about STDs you should be tested thoroughly. Good luck, and be careful. ...Read more

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Thick milky white white discharge 3 days before period. Should i be worried?

Thick milky white white discharge 3 days before period. Should i be worried?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge can be very worrisome sometimes. By what you described it could be a simple vaginitis or candidiasis. Also a normal cervical mucous its sometimes seen before a period due to natural hormonal changes. Patients your age must rule out cervical cancer and ovarian or fallopian tubes disease. Those can also have abnormal vaginal secretions. ...Read more

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Can milky white discharge a day before period mean pregnancy?

Can milky white discharge a day before period mean pregnancy?

Although a milky: White discharge can occur w pregnancy - it is not diagnostic for pregnancy. If you miss your period take a pregnancy test. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings, aversions ; passing gas. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 3x during fertile week now 3 days before due period I have milky white discharge! am i pregnant? Or what?

Unprotected sex 3x during fertile week now 3 days before due period I have milky white discharge! am i pregnant? Or what?

More testing needed: Unprotected sex places you at risk for pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted infections (sti). Testing for both would be advisable, although pregnancy testing is more accurate once the period has already been missed. ...Read more

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My period is 2 weeks late, milky white discharge. Help?

My period is 2 weeks late, milky white discharge. Help?

If you are sexually: Active it is time for a home pregnancy test. Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia ; gagging. ...Read more

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Two weeks late, instead of period milky white discharge and now I'm spotting brown, I've had cramps for almost 2 weeks too?

Two weeks late, instead of period milky white discharge and now I'm spotting brown, I've had cramps for almost 2 weeks too?

If unprotected: and engaging in intercourse get a pregnancy test. White discharge must be evaluated for possible infection and you will need a pelvic examination. If not using condoms, I would suggest an STD evaluation. ...Read more

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