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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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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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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