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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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Lots of thick brown discharge and had 2 cycles of period in 3 weeks. Should I be worried?

Lots of thick brown discharge and had 2 cycles of period in 3 weeks. Should I be worried?

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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Thick brown discharge before my period?

Thick brown discharge before my period?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. In this case, it might be the start of your period. ...Read more

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Lovi have light thick brown discharge its kinda a hazzel nut color but i havent had a period since June what's wrong with me?

See primary provider: Though it would be helpful to know how old you are; whether you are having any other new symptoms over the past 6 months; whether you are heterosexually active or not; your most recent Pap smear results; and whether your periods have been regular in the past; you need to be seen, soon, by see a primary care health care provider who can do testing including a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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I had the marina for almost 2 years now i never had a period and have a thick brown discharge for a couple days and i don't have any insurance?

I had the marina for almost 2 years now i never had a period and have a thick brown discharge for a couple days and i don't have any insurance?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) bleeding: It's very common to have various types of abnormal bleeding with a totally effective Mirena (levonorgestrel) in place. Thick brown discharge as you describe doesn't sound particularly concerning. Check for the string. If it's in place, chances of pregnancy or some other problem is very low. If you have pain, odor or don't feel well, be seen. You can run a home pregnancy test if it would help reassure you. ...Read more

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I have an IUD for about 3 years now. My periods recently stopped 8 months ago. I had thick brown discharge. What does that mean?

I have an IUD for about 3 years now. My periods recently stopped 8 months ago.  I had thick brown discharge. What does that mean?

IUD: It is common for women who have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud to stop having their period altogether or only have some very mild spotting, this can be brownish at times. Take care! ...Read more