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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 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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What does pink then brown discharge mean when I wipe? Is this normal?

What does pink then brown discharge mean when I wipe? Is this normal?

Yes, normal: Yes, it is normal. When a period ends, the blood flow is minimal and can result in a brownish discharge. ...Read more

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What does pinkish brown discharge mean when your 6 weeks? (Only when I wipe)

What does pinkish brown discharge mean when your 6 weeks? (Only when I wipe)

THREATENED ABORTION: You have to rest and avoid activities to keep your pregnancy. Be under the care of your OB MD. ...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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What does a brown discharge mean midcycle?

What does a brown discharge mean midcycle?

Usually ovulation: Or implantation bleeding your gyn can check u and do a ultrasound to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have brown discharge?

You might be passing: Some old, deoxygenated blood or you could have an infection. ...Read more

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What does light brown discharge mean after egg transfer?

What does light brown discharge mean after egg transfer?

Implantation: The light spotting after a an embryo (not egg) transfer withe means

1. Implantation of the embryo into the endometrial surface
2. Mild trauma of the catheter into the uterine cavity

you should stay on all your prescribed medications, but if anything is of concern- you should contact you physician. ...Read more

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What exactly does heavy cramps and light brown discharge mean?

What exactly does heavy cramps and light brown discharge mean?

Possible: It's always possible to get pregnant. Home pregnanccy tests generally do not become positive until you are about one week late. If that test is negative, repeat it in one week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm spotting brown discharge what does it mean been off depo a month now?

I'm spotting brown discharge what does it mean been off depo a month now?

Common: After stopping Depo Provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it can take up to a year or more for ypur menses to normalize, and even that long to regain fertility. However if you do not want to get pregnant at this time, please be sure to use another effective method of contraception, even if you are not menstruating normally. ...Read more

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After unprotected sex and brown discharge this morning what does that mean?

After unprotected sex and brown discharge this morning what does that mean?

Get checked: It means you need to get in to the doctor and be checked for std's. If you don't want to run this risk in the future, use condoms with every encounter. ...Read more

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I've been spotting dark brown discharge for a week now what does this mean?

I've been spotting dark brown discharge for a week now what does this mean?

Irregular bleeding: 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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What does it mean to have brown discharge along with left side and back pain?

What does it mean to have brown discharge along with left side and back pain?

PID: You have infection in you reproductive system. That may go to your kidneys also. See pmd get checked. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have brown discharge with left side and back pain?

? Related: Vaginal discharge, side pain and back pain may or may not be related. An exam is needed to make a formal diagnosis. Gynecological conditions such as endometriosis and other less or more serious conditions are possible. It is advised you consult your regular doctor and gynecologist for further evaluation is you have are experiencing these symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been spotting at times, then wipe brown discharge. What could this mean?

I've been spotting at times, then wipe brown discharge. What could this mean?

Normal occurence.: Hello,

Often ladies can have a small break down of their uterine lining because of the level of hormone that is present around this time of the month. The flow is very small and very slow therefore the blood is exposed to air and turns brown before you see it. This is normal so do not worry. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when a girl start getting out brown discharge for more than 2 day?

It could mean that: She is starting her first period. Brown discharge is usually old blood. ...Read more

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How will I know what does an increase in vaginal discharge and some brown discharge mean?

How will I know what does an increase in vaginal discharge and some brown discharge mean?

That is likely: Blood mixed in with your vaginal secretions. Brown is often older blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please get medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex and afterwards I had a brown discharge what does this mean?

Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex and afterwards I had a brown discharge what does this mean?

Nothing: This may not mean anything at all. Without knowing more about you and the sexual practices in which you engage, and not examining you, impossible to say. But probably means very little. If it persists, go and be seen by a gynecologist. ...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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Hello thank u for helpin in last question. Iam on 10 daus after transfer ivf. And just noticed iam getting brown discharge. What does it mean?

Hello thank u for helpin in last question. Iam on 10 daus after transfer ivf. And just noticed iam getting brown discharge. What does it mean?

Brown = blood: Brown discharge is blood. This means you've had a small amount of bleeding. This should be evaluated. You're too early for an ultrasound but hormone testing will be done after ivf to confirm that everything is progressing normally. ...Read more

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I've had sex once and we used protection and this was a year or two ago and ever since last year I have had brown discharge What does that mean??

I've had sex once and we used protection and this was a year or two ago and ever since last year I have had brown discharge What does that mean??

Foreign body: If you are having brown discharge for 1 year then you need to be seen to make sure you don't have an infection or a foreign body (retained foreign body) or any abnormalities on the cervix. ...Read more

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I have a brown discharge and abdomen pain it means what?

Uncertain: Brown vaginal discharge is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more