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What does brown discharge mean a week before your period? It's been going on for 3 days and it just stopped. I have been active with no protection.

What does brown discharge mean a week before your period? It's been going on for 3 days and it just stopped. I have been active with no protection.

Brown discharge: Discharge from the vagina can come from a long list of etiologies. Whenever i encounter a patient in my practice to evaluate for brown d/c, i perform an exam to ensure that it isn't std or sexually related. I then evaluate that it isn't "spotting", or irregular bleeding prior to or just after menses. ...Read more

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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 does brown discharge mean? I am twelve and haven't had my first period. (girl)

What does brown discharge mean? I am twelve and haven't had my first period. (girl)

Just the beginning: Brownish discharge is often seen prior to actual periods starting. It is completely normal to have a few cycles with brownish discharge and no actual bleeding. Keep a diary of the dates that you observe the discharge by circling the date on the calendar for each day that the discharge is present. You will soon be able to see if there is any pattern to the discharge. No need to worry now. ...Read more

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Does brown discharge mean period or pregnancy?

Does brown discharge mean period or pregnancy?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood . It may be your period. If only spotting and you have missed your period - then take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Im a 12 year old girl l. Does brown discharge mean my first period? And now I have been having regular discharge? When will I start to bleed ?

Im a 12 year old girl l. Does brown discharge mean my first period? And now I have been having regular discharge? When will I start to bleed ?

Brownish Discharge: It is very common to have a brownish discharge for several months before a cycle with bright red blood. Menstrual cycles can be highly irregular the first couple of years before the cycle starts to regulate. If the discharge persists, you may want to discuss it with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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There is brown discharge before and after period. What does this mean?

May be the start ;: End of period with shedding of older, deoxygenated blood as the uterus is being cleaned out. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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Drainage (Definition)

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


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