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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've had sex once and we used protection and this was a year or two ago and ever since last year I have had brown discharge What does that mean??

I've had sex once and we used protection and this was a year or two ago and ever since last year I have had brown discharge What does that mean??

Foreign body: If you are having brown discharge for 1 year then you need to be seen to make sure you don't have an infection or a foreign body (retained foreign body) or any abnormalities on the cervix. ...Read more

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I've been on marvelon for 3 years and never had brown discharge. My period is due in two weeks, and I have brown discharge. Should I be concerned?

I've been on marvelon for 3 years and never had brown discharge. My period is due in two weeks, and I have brown discharge. Should I be concerned?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Is a brown discharge two days before your period normal if you have been on bc for 3 years and have never experienced this before?

Is a brown discharge two days before your period normal if you have been on bc for 3 years and have never experienced this before?

Brown = blood: Brown discharge usually is old blood. Since the timing is around your period then this sounds pretty normal. Breakthrough bleeding - bleeding at the wrong time - is very common on birth control pills. If it is repetitive or you are not happy with the level of cycle control consider changing methods. If you are concerned about infection schedule a visit for testing and an exam. ...Read more

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I have had my period for two days now and its brown discharge I have been regulated for 5 years now and never had this happen before?

I have had my period for two days now and its brown discharge I have been regulated for 5 years now and never had this happen before?

Isolated symptoms?: A doctor may check to look for a medical issue, if a woman has bothersome menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge or of their periods, have spotting, or miss a period on occasion (due to changes in hormones). If symptoms are persistent, recurrent, or worrisome, an ob-gyn appointment may be a good idea. ...Read more

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Today I saw Brown discharge and I had lower back pain I haven't had sex in 10 years?

Today I saw Brown discharge and I had lower back pain I haven't had sex in 10 years?

May be infection: You would be wise to see your physician. It does not sound like pregnancy but coudl bbe hormonal related or an infection. The lower back may or may not be related but your physiciasn can correlate this data. ...Read more

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I'm on bc for almost 3 years. I had sex yester. Now have dark brown discharge. And my period should be 2 weeks from now. What to do?

I'm on bc for almost 3 years. I had sex yester. Now have dark brown discharge. And my period should be 2 weeks from now. What to do?

Nothing: This is probably old mentrual blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous. Keep a mentrual diary and if you miss 1 or more cycles, do a home pregnancy test. If discharge continues for 2-3 weeks see a GYN for a pelvic exam and cultures. ...Read more

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I had sex 6 days ago. I am on birth control for 2 years, we used a condom and he didn't ejaculate. I am now having light brown discharge?

I had sex 6 days ago. I am on birth control for 2 years, we used a condom and he didn't ejaculate. I am now having light brown discharge?

Mechanical: It would be unlikely to be pregnant given the scenario above.

You didn't mention where you are in your cycle so it could be midcycle bleeding, early menses or from some trauma from sex causing some bleeding. If it continues to be a problem, see your doctor. ...Read more

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On the mini pill for 2 years. Have endo & a cyst. BC stopped my period for 2 years. Now I have a brown discharge. Did not have sex. What's going on?

On the mini pill for 2 years. Have endo & a cyst. BC stopped my period for 2 years. Now I have a brown discharge. Did not have sex. What's going on?

Break thru bleeding: It is not uncommon to have abnormal spotting or bleeding while taking a progestin only contraceptive. If the problem persists it could be treated with a short course of lotus estrogen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I used to be on the depo shot, I had a brown discharge from my vagina, after having sex, I bleed a little from my vagina. Help? Anything I should be concerned about?

I'm 18 years old and I used to be on the depo shot, I had a brown discharge from my vagina, after having sex, I bleed a little from my vagina. Help? Anything I should be concerned about?

See G.Y.N.doctor: Having little brown discharge and bleed after sex could be due to friction /trauma, it may stop in a day or so. But if continues see G.Y.N.doctor, get checked for any ulceration or infection - to rule out for sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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I have been on on the birthcontrol previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for two years and have a brown discharge a week before my period. Is it normal? Any way to make it stop?

I have been on on the birthcontrol previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) for two years and have a brown discharge a week before my period. Is it normal? Any way to make it stop?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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I had protected sex two weeks ago. It was my first time and it hurt. A week ago I got brown Discharge with a little bit of blood. What could it be?

I had protected sex two weeks ago. It was my first time and it hurt. A week ago I got brown Discharge with a little bit of blood. What could it be?

Sex & discharge: It's hard to tell as more history is needed. I recommend you connect with one of our Health Tap Prime physicians or go to your local one or a walk in clinic as w/out more history it's impossible to diagnose it correctly. ...Read more

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So if its not implantation why might I have brown discharge two days after unprotected sex?

So if its not implantation why might I have brown discharge two days after unprotected sex?

Cervicitis: Infection or irritation of the cervix. (an egg is not implanting on the uterus until nearly one to two weeks after the sexual encounter). ...Read more

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Haven't had sex in a year. My bf & I had sex once a day past 3 days. 3rd day was rough& I had brown discharge after. Still have it after 2 days?? on bc

Haven't had sex in a year. My bf & I had sex once a day past 3 days. 3rd day was rough& I had brown discharge after. Still have it after 2 days?? on bc

3 day visitation: Most out of town visitors need to go home after 3 days and this appears to be true in your case. Your house (vagina) has had no out of town guests for over a year, and the visitor may have knocked over furniture (vaginal/cervical trauma) during his stay (brown discharge).Give the area at least one week to put the house back "in order" and if it is still a "wreck" (bleeding) see a GYN MD. ...Read more

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Two days after sex I get cramps and brown discharge but I'm on depo.... (this is the second time this has happen)?

Two days after sex I get cramps and brown discharge but I'm on depo.... (this is the second time this has happen)?

Can be normal: The Depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot can cause a disruption of the menses. Some women have no menses on the Depot. Other women have irregular spotting. Brown discharge is old blood. Depending on effect of Depot on your uterine lining, this may be old blood from lining, or it could be post-coital spotting which comes from cervix. See a doctor if you're worried, more information is needed to accurately diagnos ...Read more

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I had baby in july of last year got period in august had unprotected sex with my boyfriend in november bye bye period now getting brown discharge?

I had baby in july of last year got period in august had unprotected sex with my boyfriend in november bye bye period now getting brown discharge?

Test: If you were having unprotected intercourse you need to check a pregnancy test and repeat it in 3-5 days if it is negative and your period still hasn't started. The discharge could be your period starting and it could be delayed due to any number of things including the stress of the holidays but pregnancy is also a possibility. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had sex and the guy I was with came in me, I took plan b two nights later now I'm five days late and am having light red/brown discharge am I ok?

I had sex and the guy I was with came in me, I took plan b two nights later now I'm five days late and am having light red/brown discharge am I ok?

Probably: Howevr, you would have to do 2 pregnancy tests, one 7-10 days after the intercourse act in question, and if that is negative, another one 7 days after the first one. Best to use consistent contraception if you want to avoid pregnancy ...Read more

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I had sex within the two week period of a d and c I have light brown discharge now. What does that mean. I have no pain either?

I had sex within the two week period of a d and c I have light brown discharge now. What does that mean. I have no pain either?

You may need to: Check for a vaginal infection. If there are no other symptoms, such as vaginal itching, odor, etc. Then you may be starting irregular spotting/ periods with your hormone cycle at your age. It could be very early on, or minor spotting may be a fluke. But if it continues, you may need to see a GYN or family physician to help you regulate your cycle to be more predictable. ...Read more

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I have a 40 day cycle. My last period ended two weeks ago. I had unprotected sex a week ago. Now I'm having dark brown discharge. What does this mean?

I have a 40 day cycle. My last period ended two weeks ago. I had unprotected sex a week ago. Now I'm having dark brown discharge. What does this mean?

Abnormal 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 am on IUD for a year now, and I keep getting brown discharge a few days before my period. What is this? Should I avoid sex then as I do in my period

I am on IUD for a year now, and I keep getting brown discharge a few days before my period. What is this? Should I avoid sex then as I do in my period

Which IUD?: Bleeding patterns differ between between the copper IUD and the progestin containing IUD. The copper one tends to increase bleeding and the progestin one decreases bleeding. The decision to avoid sex during bleeding is a cultural not medical one so there is no one right answer to what you should don as far as sex id concerned. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had sex two weeks ago, my period was a week before sex. Today I've noticed brown discharge on my pad liner. What does that mean? Anything bad?

I had sex two weeks ago, my period was a week before sex. Today I've noticed brown discharge on my pad liner. What does that mean? Anything bad?

Weird cycle: It is important to not panic just because one cycle if a little off from the others. The main issue is what is the pattern over time. If your cycles return to normal over the next few months then one abnormal cycle is not an issue. Always make sure your pregnancy test is negative. If you are not on birth control consider starting which will also give you better cycle control. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex about two weeks ago, I've been having really dark brown discharge with a little bit of blood and bad cramps could I be preganant?

I had unprotected sex about two weeks ago, I've been having really dark brown discharge with a little bit of blood and bad cramps could I be preganant?

Yes: Yes, you maybe pregnant, if not from this episode of unprotected sex, then from a prior instance. Also, if you've engaged in unprotected sex, then painful discharge could also be due to sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Easy way to determine if pregnant or not is to take home pregnancy test, available w/o prescription at most pharmacies - they're accurate as soon as you're late. Then c doc ...Read more