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Dr. Aileen Caceres Dr. Caceres
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What does on & off brown gooey discharge mean when I haven't had a period this month, then I had chunky whitish pink discharge & im on birth control.

What does on & off brown gooey discharge mean when I haven't had a period this month, then I had chunky whitish pink discharge & im on birth control.

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge can indicate an infection. But most often vaginal discharge can also be your normal vaginal fluids. In the presence of an odor, change in color or blood, then this discharge may indicate an infection. Always check with your doctor.

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Brown gooey discharge what does it mean?

Brown gooey discharge what does it mean?

The brown may: Be due to older blood being cleaned from the uterus. 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.

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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What is brown gooey menstrual discharge mean?

What is brown gooey menstrual discharge mean?

Normal: Brown discharge is just old blood, blood that has dried inside your uterus, cervix or vagina. Gooey discharge is typically coming from your cervix. There are glands in the cervix which make a gooey discharge, every woman has these glands and every woman will have this discharge at some point in her life. Discharge is affected by hormones as well, so the time of the month can affect type of disch.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Brown gooey discharge instead of my period. Does this mean I may be pregnant?

Brown gooey discharge instead of my period. Does this mean I may be pregnant?

No: That brown discharge is likely to be your period. The blood turns brown when it is older and deoxygenated.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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My last period was 4/25/14 and I missed my period for May. On 6/5/14 I started seeing brown gooey discharge and I still have it. What does this mean?

My last period was 4/25/14 and I missed my period for May. On 6/5/14 I started seeing brown gooey discharge and I still have it. What does this mean?

Irregular periods: 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.

Dr. Chevies Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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My period was 7 days late and instead of blood I have gooey brown discharge. I had the implanon put in about a month ago. What does this mean? Thanks

My period was 7 days late and instead of blood I have gooey brown discharge. I had the implanon put in about a month ago. What does this mean? Thanks

It probably has no: Meaning. Your menses will be different due to the hormones in the device. What u explain is typical. Hopefully it will soon become less frequent then stop. If you get persistent bleeding the addition of Estradiol 1 mg is cheap and can help but hopefully will not see this problem. Gd luc.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What does brown sticky discharge mean?

What does brown sticky discharge mean?

Brown discharge is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is brown gooey discharge a sign of?

Brown discharge: Female? Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What does light brownish discharge mean?

Vaginal discharge?: It may be old, deoxygenated blood mixed in with vaginal secretions.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What exactly does brownish discharge mean?

That there is: Likely blood mixed in with the secretions.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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My girlfriend have a pinkish brown discharged what does it mean?

My girlfriend have a pinkish brown discharged what does it mean?

Hard to say.: The answer depends on whether or not she is on birth control or not. Pregnancy, infection, cervical irritation, and mid-cycle bleeding are all possible. If pregnant and bleeding or has bleeding with fever or pain, she needs to get seen today.

Dr. M. Jan Dr. Jan
Family Medicine
62 years in practice
University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What does it mean when discharge changes frm light pink to light brown?

What does it mean when discharge changes frm light pink to light brown?

There 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.

Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis) Dr. Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
Addis Ababa University Gondar College of Medical Sciences
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I've had a long continuous stringy light brown, sometimes cloudy brown gooey discharge the past 2 days...I should be starting soon. Should I worry?

Yes: More information is needed to characterize the possible problem you may have. However, the best thing to do is to see your primary care provider and have the sample of your discharge checked.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is brown discharge mean?

Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What does the red brownish discharge mean?

What does the red brownish discharge mean?

Vaginal Discharge?: Brown discharge is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. Red D/C may be newer blood mixed in.