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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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Thick, dark brown discharge ONLY after sex, light brown watery discharge with odor morning after, fatigue, more hunger than usual, back pain, help??

Thick, dark brown discharge ONLY after sex, light brown watery discharge with odor morning after, fatigue, more hunger than usual, back pain, help??

Get a GYN check up: Schedule a visit with your primary or Gyn doctor to determine if you need treatment for bacterial infection. You may also need to get a PAP smear if you've not done one yet. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex dec 31 took Plan B jan 3 got my period on the 8 but had a thick dark brown discharge?

Had unprotected sex dec 31 took Plan B jan 3 got my period on the 8 but had a thick dark brown discharge?

Gonna b a : Little different after Plan B because the hormone changes the uterine lining and alters the flow. Should normalize. ...Read more

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My period is due in13 days but today i noticed thick dark brown discharge in my underwear, lots of nausea and mild cramps what could this be?

My period is due in13 days but today i noticed thick dark brown discharge in my underwear, lots of nausea and mild cramps what could this be?

Ovulation spotting: About 14 days before the next period is due is when many women will ovulate, or release an egg. Sometimes women will spot at that time. And sometimes women will have cramping for 1-2 days with ovulation. If it goes away in a day or so it was from ovulation. If not it might be that you formed a cyst on the ovary, which usually resolve on their own. ...Read more

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I am having a very thick dark brown discharge and it began with what felt like period cramps. I had sex the day after my period ended I'm very worried?

I am having a very thick dark brown discharge and it began with what felt like period cramps. I had sex the day after my period ended I'm very worried?

Doctor can check: One's primary care doctor can check out a new or unusual vaginal discharge related to having sex. The doctor can check for a urine infection, if there are any urinary symptoms. Sometimes vaginal discharges are related to overgrowth of non-dangerous bacteria, but other times they are related to sexually-transmitted infectious microbes that need treatment. A pregnancy test can be done, if needed. ...Read more

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After having sex, had some pain when he went too far.Pain and cramps were immediate. But been having really thick, stretchy dark brown discharge.

After having sex, had some pain when he went too far.Pain and cramps were immediate. But been having really thick, stretchy dark brown discharge.

Need evaluation.: You describe immediate pain and cramps when he went to far during sex, followed by brown discharge. It sounds as though you may have had a small laceration during sex with a small amount of bleeding. It's best to see a gynecologist to be evaluated for possible laceration. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

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