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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 it mean if I have brown discharge a day after my period and it smells bad?

What does it mean if I have brown discharge a day after my period and it smells bad?

Usually Normal: This is usually just a mixture of old blood from your period mixed with normal vaginal mucous, nothing to be alarmed about. If it continues more than a week then see your doctor to rule out bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have brown vaginal discharge?

What exactly does it mean if I have brown vaginal discharge?

Usually old blood: Depending on other history (periods, other symptoms) may or may not be important. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a brown pinkish discharge then a light period?

What does it mean when I have a brown pinkish discharge then a light period?

Could be normal, but: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a thick brown discharge and you missed your period, could i be pregnant?

What does it mean when I have a thick brown discharge and you missed your period, could i be pregnant?

Maybe the thick: Brown discharge was your period. Brown discharge is usually older, deoxygenated blood. If you believed that you may have missed your period and are sexually active - then would take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a light pink then brown discharge then really light period for 4 days then stops? I am on a swim team

What does it mean when I have a light pink then brown discharge then really light period for 4 days then stops? I am on a swim team

Exercise and periods: Extensive exercise can change the amount and character of menstrual bleeding normally because of hormone variations and minimal percentages of body fat. ...Read more

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I have a brown discharge when i wipe my front end. What could this mean?

A few things: Brown discharge usually means old blood is present from the uterus, cervix or vagina. These would be the usual and there could be other unusual reasons. ...Read more

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What's it mean if I have brown discharge and it keeps coming out with a tiny bit of blood?

What's it mean if I have brown discharge and it keeps coming out with a tiny bit of blood?

Vaginal?: Generally this means slow discharge of old blood from either the uterus (most likely) or the vaginal barrel. If it persists you should probably be seen and examined by a gynecologist. ...Read more