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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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Little white clumps in my discharge , no burning ,itching, or redness involved. I spotted a little bit today, a week before period, preg or yeast inf?

Little white clumps in my discharge , no burning ,itching, or redness involved. I spotted a little bit today, a week before period, preg or yeast inf?

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 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. Also, a woman can have a vaginal yeast problem, with or without pregnancy. ...Read more

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Watery pink discharge slightly red 2 days before period. bf and i had sex while i ovulated any chance i could be pregnant? i have many preg symptoms

Watery pink discharge slightly red 2 days before period. bf and i had sex while i ovulated any chance i could be pregnant? i have many preg symptoms

Sex while ovulating: Is the definition of trying to get pregnant, if you weren't using contraception. Even then, ALL contraception can fail. So, if you have sex, and you ovulate, then you might be pregnant. Take s pregnancy test. They are very accurate. Even before you start your period. Good luck. ...Read more

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Green vaginal discharge. Redness inside vagina. Period is 3 days late (Never late ). Period pain and intense lower back pain. I am worried.

Green vaginal discharge. Redness inside vagina. Period is 3 days late (Never late ). Period pain and intense lower back pain. I am worried.

Symptoms concerning.: Green vaginal discharge may be coming from the vagina or the cervix. So your vaginal symptoms may represent infection. If there is an infection, your cramping/ pain may be related to the infection. ...Read more

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Had protected sex week ago. Having brown/ red discharge with odor. Period went off around 7th. What can it be?

Had protected sex week ago. Having brown/ red discharge with odor. Period went off around 7th. What can it be?

By protected do you: mean protected from conception or infection? At age 46, it is common to have fluctuations in hormone levels that can lead to spotting between periods. But the odor makes me a little more concerned this could be an infection...contraception wouldn't impact this, but use of condom should be relatively effective. I think you would be best served to see your Doc for evaluation/diagnosis. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Dark brown (like tar) and dark red discharge, started 6 days before expected period and 7 days after intecourse. What could this be?

Dark brown (like tar) and dark red discharge, started 6 days before expected period and 7 days after intecourse. What could this be?

Old blood: When women see this color discharge it's typically old blood. Nothing to worry about, women have it all the time. Difficult to determine how long it's been in vagina before coming out, could be breakthrough bleeding or could be remainder of bleeding from last period. Regardless, no to worry. Best wishes. ...Read more