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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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3 weeks after period feeling nauseated and yuck (thinking it was a tummy bug) but now have red/brown discharge? Age 24 no longer on the pill

3 weeks after period feeling nauseated and yuck (thinking it was a tummy bug) but now have red/brown discharge? Age 24 no longer on the pill

Many options : 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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Day 8 of period is a stretchy clear/red/brown discharge normal for ending days of a period?

Day 8 of period is a stretchy clear/red/brown discharge normal for ending days of a period?

Normal period: What you are describing is completely within normal limits for the end of a period. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I am on the bc pill and am expected to start my period in 8-10 days and experienced some light red/brown discharge when i wiped, what is this?

I am on the bc pill and am expected to start my period in 8-10 days and experienced some light red/brown discharge when i wiped, what is this?

Breakthrough: It's very common to have some unscheduled bleeding mid cycle while on birth control pills. If it persists, see your doctor about changing pills to a slightly higher estrogen dose. This is safe to do, and will control the breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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What could this be? I had sex two weeks or so ago and i had my period the week before that. I have been getting on and off a dark red/brown discharge and i shouldn't be having my period

Please : Please check a pregnancy test to be sure you aren't pregnant. If it is negative, repeat the test in two days. If you are still having irregular spotting, then please see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test which is more accurate. If you are having any unusual discharge, pain, light-headedness, fever, or vomiting then you should be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I should have started my period 10 days ago, so I did a pt and it said neg. today I went pee and had a red- brown discharge. I'm not on bc or anything?

I should have started my period 10 days ago, so I did a pt and it said neg. today I went pee and had a red- brown discharge. I'm not on bc or anything?

Should be fine: You likely are having an irregular cycle and this is the beginning of the period or is breakthrough bleeding, which may continue on/off for some time. You probably should get checked to be sure there is no cyst or other issue and may require a pill for a week to bring on a period and get you back to normal. ...Read more

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I am 17dpo,3 days late and 2 neg pg tests.I had some reddish brown discharge once.no other signs period is coming.what's going on? I am healthy.

I am 17dpo,3 days late and 2 neg pg tests.I had some reddish brown discharge once.no other signs period is coming.what's going on? I am healthy.

No ovulation?: It sounds like you either didn't ovulate or you could have a cyst. Are your cycles regular? It's near impossible to not get a period if you ovulated unless you have a cyst that is producing hormone that is prevent your cycle. Sometimes this can occur on medications like Clomid. I would see your Ob/Gyn if you don't get your period in the next week and your hpt are still negative. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more