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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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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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10 days before my period. Had a thick dark red discharge when I wiped. Then it stopped. Now I have light brown discharge.?

10 days before my period. Had a thick dark red discharge when I wiped. Then it stopped. Now I have light brown discharge.?

Discharge: Discharge can vary in color and thickness during your cycle. Brown discharge could be infection, be from past bleeding. Bleeding in between periods could be due to many things and should be evaluated by your obgyn. ...Read more

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Took Plan B week before period. Light brown discharge on day of period. Today 3rd day has become a little darker and a lot more. Preg or period?

Took Plan B week before period. Light brown discharge on day of period. Today 3rd day has become a little darker and a lot more. Preg or period?

Take a test.: If this doesn't sort itself out, you will undoubtedly want to take a pregnancy test. Don't just assume that because you have taken plan b, you couldn't possibly be pregnant. While Plan B is safe and helpful, it might be time to get on a regular birth control method. Who needs the stress? Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Used spermicide film first time this month for fooling around, having dark brown discharge 5 days before period. No sex this month, film failed? Preg?

Used spermicide film first time this month for fooling around, having dark brown discharge 5 days before period. No sex this month, film failed? Preg?

Do pregnancy test: Have to check for infections with culture and do pregnancy test to ascertain of not pregnant. Good luck and be cautious thenafter. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge before period?

Brown discharge: Is likely to be old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of your uterus and is likely to be the beginning of your period. ...Read more

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It's also 8 months that I have dark brown discharge before and after period? Is it dangerouse for my health?

It's also 8 months that I have dark brown discharge before and after period? Is it dangerouse for my health?

Brown = Blood: A normal period lasts seven days or less. If you're having old brown blood before and after your period, then it's probably lasting more than seven days? I generally recommend seeing a doctor for an examination and possibly an ultrasound to check on this type of problem. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge before period normal? I had my period last month and since then I only had protected sex.

Is brown discharge before period normal? I had my period last month and since then I only had protected sex.

Brown = old blood: 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. Brown simply indicates old blood and is normal. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 10 days before period is it normal?

No: Not "normal", but not necessarily anything serious. If persists, should see gyn. ...Read more

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Having brown discharge a week before period, is it normal?

Having brown discharge a week before period, is it normal?

Maybe: In patients who have uterine fibroids, their brown discharge is characteristic of their condition. If the brown discharge occurs every period for you and you do not have fibroids then it is normal as it represents endometrial breakdown products and old blood. ...Read more

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I'm scared! 3 days of light pink to brown discharge 8 days before period?

I'm scared! 3 days of light pink to brown discharge 8 days before period?

Spotting: 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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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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I got some stringy dark/light brown discharge for a couple days instead of a period, what could that mean?

Pregnancy test?: If you're having sex, the first thing to do is a home urine pregnancy test. They are very accurate. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, there may be a temporary hormonal shift. If things don't get back to normal by next month, seeking care to figure out cause could be helpful. ...Read more

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I had a two day "normal flow period. Then the next it was dark brown discharge and it completely stopped and then I spotted brown and it stopped.

I had a two day "normal flow period. Then the next it was dark brown discharge and it completely stopped and then I spotted brown and it stopped.

Menstrual issues: Brown may be old blood. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Thick brown discharge day after period what is this?

Thick brown discharge day after period what is this?

Not to worry.: This is most likely older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the uterus. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in three months and now there is dark brown discharge?

I haven't had a period in three months and now there is dark brown discharge?

Irregular menses: Menstrual flow isn't always bright red. Color depends upon flow rate as well as oxidation duration. Irregular menses are common in young women. Discuss birth control options w/your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood. Hormonal birth control pills often used to regulate menses. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is happening if I had a dark brown discharge but no period?

Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Brown discharge 1 day before period but still no period?

Brown discharge 1 day before period but still no period?

Brown = blood: 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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Is brown discharge normal 2 days before period if your 15 years old?

Probably ok: Some premenstrual spotting is relatively common. However, if she is sexually active and there is an odor to the discharge, don't make the assumption its blood. ...Read more

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Brown discharge a few days before period is due. What does this indicate?

Possibly a: Little imbalance of hormones. The brown discharge is just some older, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more

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I had a dark brown discharge one week after period ended? What does this mean?

I had a dark brown discharge one week after period ended? What does this mean?

Normal: What you described is withing the normal spectrum of bleeding in menstrual period. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

How come I have dark brown discharge with pink and red in it instead of a period.?

Brown d/c: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. It could be a sign of implantation. I would get a pregnancy test, and f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Hi, so my girlfriend is getting dark brown discharge about 2 days before she is expecting her period. What could this be?

Vaginal discharge: Would check a pregnancy test. If positive seek medical attention, within 24 hours,

If negative pregnancy test and no abdominal pain you could wait till her period comes, if the period doesn't come seek medical attention.

If there is pain with the discharge, even if the pregnancy test is negative I would seek urgent medical attention either in an urgent care, your doctor or an ER, ...Read more

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Lovi have light thick brown discharge its kinda a hazzel nut color but I haven't 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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3 days of dark brown discharge, while due for period and day 4 I started to bleed, heavier for one day then slowed down again today is that normal?

3 days of dark brown discharge, while due for period and day 4 I started to bleed, heavier for one day then slowed down again today is that normal?

Could be normal: The dark brown discharge can come from slow bleeding that sits in the vagina and when the blood breaks down it turns a brown color. If you have pelvic pain, fevers, pain with urination or vaginal itching or burning see your doctor. If not then this is probably just due to some hormonal shifts and hopefully your period will return to normal next month. If not see your doctor. ...Read more