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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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What causes women to get thick creamy white discharge 1 week before period is due?

What causes women to get thick creamy white discharge 1 week before period is due?

Discharge is normal: It's normal for a woman to have discharge every day. Discharge typically changes in consistency through cycle based on changes in hormones. So long as discharge doesn't itch or smell fishy, it's okay. Sometimes when women have copious amount of discharge it can be a sign of a bacterial infection. If you're worried, see doc for check up! ...Read more

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Thick creamy white discharge 1.5 weeks before period. No itching/discomfort?

Thick creamy white discharge 1.5 weeks before period. No itching/discomfort?

Probably normal: The nature and volume of the vaginal discharge will vary through the cycle. At the time of ovulation the discharge becomes thinner and the volume increases. At the point you note - you would have already ovulated and you may be seeing the inherent increase in discharge. After a few more days the discharge will usually decrease - as the time for the period approaches. ...Read more

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1 week before period, larger nipples, and thick white discharge. No consistent symptoms, only when i stress about them. Am i just psyching myself out?

1 week before period, larger nipples, and thick white discharge. No consistent symptoms, only when i stress about them. Am i just psyching myself out?

Probably: It sounds like you are looking at normal changes occuring during your cycle and blowing them out of proportion. Consider keeping a menstrual calendar and record all of your symptoms to give you a better idea of what is normal for you. If you are still concerned, that record will also be useful to your doctor. ...Read more

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Days before period and extremely thick white discharge.. Normal?

Days before period and extremely thick white discharge.. Normal?

Possible: A white discharge is likely normal and the vaginal discharge is usually thicker just before the period starts. ...Read more

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Thick white discharge 3 days before period. I also just found out I have endometriosis cyst on my ovary. Can i still get pregnant or is it harder too?

Thick white discharge 3 days before period. I also just found out I have endometriosis cyst on my ovary. Can i still get pregnant or is it harder too?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis makes it harder to get pregnant but it is still possible. Seeing an obgyn who is knowledgeable in this field will help. Thick discharge has little to do with endometriosis in my opinion but warrants to be checked for infection. ...Read more

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Took my last bc pill last night and my week break starts today. Today I had a fair amount of thick white discharge. Is this normal before a period?

Took my last bc pill last night and my week break starts today. Today I had a fair amount of thick white discharge. Is this normal before a period?

Needs testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Hello, last night i passed a really white thick discharge, my period is due in a weeks time. Why would i pass this odour free thick white discharge?

Hello, last night i passed a really white thick discharge, my period is due in a weeks time. Why would i pass this odour free thick white discharge?

Normal: Normal to have occasional discharge which varies based on the phase of your menstrual cycle.With no other symptoms ,it should not be a cause for concern. If other symptoms or it gets worse go to your physician for a pelvic exam ...Read more

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