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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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I have brown discharge before period?

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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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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What is the cause of brown discharge before and after period?

What is the cause of brown discharge before and after period?

Old blood: Blood turns brown. Cut your finger-red blood. Scab-brown. You are viewing last few drops that turned brown. ...Read more

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I've been having brown discharge before my period. This is abnormal for me. Possible causes?

I've been having brown discharge before my period. This is abnormal for me. Possible causes?

This might be the: Start of your period. The brown discharge is likely to be older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Could the ec i took about 3-4 weeks ago cause this dark brown discharge i'm getting a few days before my period is due?

Could the ec i took about 3-4 weeks ago cause this dark brown discharge i'm getting a few days before my period is due?

Yes: Dark brown discharge before a period is very common. I wouldn't worry about it. If you are concerned go ahead and take a home pregnancy test they are safe and accurate. ...Read more

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Currently freaking out because I have experienced dark brown discharge 3 days before my period is due. Possible causes?

Currently freaking out because I have experienced dark brown discharge 3 days before my period is due. Possible causes?

Brown d/c: Brown d/c is a sign of old blood. Could be from rough sex, from cervix, or vagina or implantation. You need a preg test 5 days after lmp. ...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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Drainage (Definition)

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