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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 been spotting dark brown discharge for a week now what does this mean?

I've been spotting dark brown discharge for a week now what does this mean?

Irregular bleeding: 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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Blood spotting and brown discharge for 5 days in the middle of my cycle. What might it be?

Blood spotting and brown discharge for 5 days in the middle of my cycle. What might it be?

It's probably normal: Menstrual cycles vary from woman to woman. Around the time of ovulation, at midcycle, hormone levels are fluctuating greatly. It is not unusual to have some spotting at this time as a result. It doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong. Skipping cycles for 2 months or more or heavy irregular bleeding require an evaluation. ...Read more

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Recently blood spotting and brown discharge for 7 days in the middle of my cycle. What could it be?

Recently blood spotting and brown discharge for 7 days in the middle of my cycle. What could it be?

Spotting: Does this occur after physical activity or after sex? If this started recently, it may be due to a polyp on the cervix or inside your uterus. An ultrasound may help to identify what is going on. ...Read more

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I have been spotting red/brown discharge for over a month. I mostly discharge at night but none during the day. Should I change the time of my pill?

I have been spotting red/brown discharge for over a month. I mostly discharge at night but none during the day. Should I change the time of my pill?

See your doctor : If you are consistently taking your pill at the same time every day, you shouldn't have daily spotting. It doesn't matter if you take it in the morning or at night. Check in with your doctor to try to figure out why you're having the spotting. ...Read more

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I've had really strong cramps the last 8 hours along with light spotting and brown discharge from the vaginal area and the big thing clear leakiest fr?

I've had really strong cramps the last 8 hours along with light spotting and brown discharge from the vaginal area and the big thing clear leakiest fr?

Possibly nl.: This could either be ovulatory spotting or starting period. Other possibilities include a cyst, fibroid, torsed ovary, endometrial polyp, or infection. Would use ibuprofen 600-800mg TIS and just watch. If pain worsens, need to be seen and probably get pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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I m 22 years old and spotting light brown discharge acompanied with lower hip pain and leg pain ?

I m 22 years old and spotting light brown discharge acompanied with lower hip pain and leg pain ?

Need more info: This is not a problem to be diagnosed on the net. Please see your ob/gyn and find out what is going on. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Light pink spotting and brown discharge 2 weeks before my period.what does this mean?

Light pink spotting and brown discharge 2 weeks before my period.what does this mean?

Brown discharge: It is not at all uncommon for light bleeding at the time of ovulation (if of course not on oral birth control). This can "turn brown" by the time before it becomes visible. This occurs because the drop in estrogen preceding ovulation can cause the uterine lining to break down slightly, causing the "breakthrough bleeding". ...Read more

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Im1-2 months pregnant &have been bleeding like brown two days ago. people told me its implantation spotting or brown discharge. is it normal?

Im1-2 months pregnant &have been bleeding like brown two days ago. people  told me its implantation spotting or brown discharge. is it normal?

Discharge in preg: Implantation bleeding usually occurs around the time of implantation which is prior to your first missed period. I suggest that you follow up with your OB, and get a sonogram. ...Read more

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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more