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Had a thick tissue discharge during third day of period. Also experienced sharp pain. What does this mean?

Had a thick tissue discharge during third day of period. Also experienced sharp pain. What does this mean?

Endometrium: What actually happens during a menstrual period is that the inner lining of the uterus that has been built up during the first half of the cycle in preparation for the implantation of a fertilized egg--now that there is no pregnancy--is being discharged from the uterus, hence the tissue clots. The sharp pain reflects the work of the uterus to discharge the tissue. ...Read more

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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What causes red thick discharge during period?

What causes red thick discharge during period?

Color of: menstrual blood is usually not clinically significant. Shedding of endometrial tissue could cause thickened d/c. ...Read more

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Is having brown tissue- like discharge during period, and not pregnant, normal?

Is having brown tissue- like discharge during period, and not pregnant, normal?

Yes: As the tissue from your uterus sloughs off, a brown color is very common. If it persists beyond your period, talk to your obgyn for a check up. ...Read more

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I have tough, membraneous, tissue- like discharge during period. What is it? I am on the pill but started my pack a week late this month.

I have tough, membraneous, tissue- like discharge during period. What is it? I am on the pill but started my pack a week late this month.

Uterine lining: Each month, the lining of your uterus which is made up of 'mebraneous material" grows in response to hormonal stimulation preparing for possible implantation/pregnancy. If no pregnancy occurs, this lining is shedded (because of drop in hormones (estrogen, progesterone) at end of cycle resulting in menstrual flow and thus you see the "membraneous tissue." hope that makes sense. Have fun learning. ...Read more

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Tissue like membranous discharge during period. This never happened before. I took an emergency contraceptive pill 5-6 days back. Is this discharge ok?

Tissue like membranous discharge during period. This never happened before. I took an emergency contraceptive pill 5-6 days back. Is this discharge ok?

Probably normal: The menses that women have is the shedding of the uterine lining. Sometimes there are "tissue-like" parts that can be expelled, especially if EC is taken. I don't think you need to worry. Take a pregnancy test in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about clear stretchy discharge during period?

Should i be worried about clear stretchy discharge during period?

No, not to worry.: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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A lot of watery discharge during period is this normal?

A lot of watery discharge during period is this normal?

Infection & hormones: Some vaginal discharge can be normal. As you go through the month your hormones cause changes in the discharge. In some cases though discharge can be a sign of infection. Causes incluse yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and stds. There are simple tests that can be done in the office to determine if this is normal or not. ...Read more

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Having slimy and stretchy vaginal discharge during period. Is this normal? (i'm 22). Thank you!

Having slimy and stretchy vaginal discharge during period. Is this normal? (i'm 22). Thank you!

Maybe : It is hard to assess vaginal discharge when someone is on their menstrual cycle. You could compare what you're experiencing now to the menstrual cycles you have had in the past. If this is not normal for you then you can schedule a visit for a evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for there to be pure blood during period? Usually there is a sticky discharge in the blood but we haven't seen any? Period was on time

Is it normal for there to be pure blood during period? Usually there is a sticky discharge in the blood but we haven't seen any? Period was on time

Blood is blood: Blood is blood. It can have all different appearances depending on how old it is and how long it has been sitting in the vagina or uterus. There is really no need to analyze the appearance of blood. ...Read more

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Have brown/blood discharge during period, do I have a std?

Have brown/blood discharge during period, do I have a std?

At risk?: The brown bleeding during your period is totally 100% normal.Are you at risk for an std? I can't promise you don't have an std, but I have no reason to think you do based on this information. ...Read more

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During period after masturbation only clitoris, brown and slightly red discharge came out and it only came after the session is it bad?

During period after masturbation only clitoris, brown and slightly red discharge came out and it only came after the session is it bad?

Coincidental: Hi. I doubt that clitoral masturbation has anything to do with the vaginal discharge you describe. Clitoral masturbation will definitely moisten the vagina, and orgasm will cause uterine contraction among other things. However, the brown/red discharge almost sounds like part of a period. When in your cycle did this occur? If it is abnormal vaginal bleeding, please see your gyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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Having really heavy clear discharge during period, is this normal? My period is not normal this month, im having more clear discharge than blood.

Having really heavy clear discharge during period, is this normal?

My period is not normal this month, im having more clear discharge than blood.

Bacterial vaginosis?: The only way to really know would be to go in and get tested. Bacterial vaginosis is often worse during and after a period. This would be high on my list as a possible cause. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching and dark gray discharge week before period.Stopped during period and a couple days after now itching is back but no discharge yet what?

Vaginal itching and dark gray discharge week before period.Stopped during period and a couple days after now itching is back but no discharge yet what?

Examination: This could be either yeast or bacterial infection. If the itching is mostly outside then you can try an over the counter medication like Monistat or gynelotrimin (clotrimazole). Otherwise its probably time to see you physician (family or gyn) ...Read more

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Im on birth control pill this month I started having a dark discharge. Started a week before the 21 cycle finished and during period days (instead)

Im on birth control pill this month I started having a dark discharge. Started a week before the 21 cycle finished and during period days (instead)

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Gf had pink/brown discharge a week after period we had sex before and during period she wasnt ovulating during discharg. she has alot of preg symptoms

Gf had pink/brown discharge a week after period we had sex before and during period she wasnt ovulating during discharg. she has alot of preg symptoms

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex on first day of period. Period lasted 4 days. Period was lighter but had clots during period. Now clear stretchy discharge. Prego?

Had unprotected sex on first day of period. Period lasted 4 days. Period was lighter but had clots during period. Now clear stretchy discharge. Prego?

Probably not: The fist day of the period is considered the fist day of the cycle. Ovulation usually occurs mid-cycle, which would be around day 14 for those who have a 28 day cycle. When the cervical mucus is stretchy that usually means you are ovulating and intercourse at that time could result in a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Preg test neg, light pink & light brown discharge at time of periods & cramps after coffee, during period week. Is that my periods not coming properly?

Preg test neg, light pink & light brown discharge at time of periods & cramps after coffee, during period week. Is that my periods not coming properly?

Periods can vary: Menstrual periods may vary a little in length, pain and flow. Sometimes they can even be skipped or come very early or late due to stress. Occasionally periods are more painful due to an STD. If your pregnancy test was negative, and you had a period of any sort, you are probably not pregnant. If you are still concerned, re-check a home test in a week, and/or see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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If i always have a brown discharge during "period" (no red) while taking birth control for many months, did birth control pill fail me?

If i always have a brown discharge during "period" (no red) while taking birth control for many months, did birth control pill fail me?

No.: No, it isn't a sign of 'failing', but. The birth control pills can definitely change the type, color, amount of bleeding that a woman has during her menses. Sometimes the 'period' becomes very light (sometimes the pills will cause menses to stop, which is an effect of the progestin hormone in the pills, and the type and amount of estrogen), or can become discharge, as you described. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more