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What does it mean if you have brown discharge?

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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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 exactly does it mean if you have brown discharge coming out of vag?

What exactly does it mean if you have brown discharge coming out of vag?

Old blood: You need to correlate this discharge with your menstruation because if it is there all the time, then your doctor has to examine you thoroughly for other causes inside your uterus or vagina including early pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have brown discharge on your period due date with menstrual cramps. Then later have nothing but cramps?

What does it mean if you have brown discharge on your period due date with menstrual cramps. Then later have nothing but cramps?

Possible pregnant: It would be great to check for pregnancy first. The spotting is not a normal cycle so you need to take a test or go to your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have brown discharge and vaginal itching?

What does it mean when you have brown discharge and vaginal itching?

Abnormal: That is abnormal and you should be seen by your gynecologist. It could be infection, allergy, irritation, pregnancy, etc.... ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have brown discharge the day your period was due? Neg hpt

Normal: Having brown discharge before your period really doesn't mean much of anything. It's normal for women to have some brown discharge prior to having bright red discharge. Most women at some point in their lives have this. Brown discharge is just older blood. Sometimes women will have brown discharge for a few days, then bright red blood and then brown discharge again. Totally normal. ...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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