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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 when you have thick brown discharge?

What exactly does it mean when you have thick brown discharge?

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. ...Read more

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Brown thick stringy discharge mid pill pack, what does this mean?

Brown thick stringy discharge mid pill pack, what does this mean?

Not Important: If this brown discharge does not bother you, then do not worry. This is only if you have not missed any pills. If you have missed the pill, then it may be because of that. Otherwise, if it bothers you, you can switch to a higher dose pill. ...Read more

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Stp depo march 12 period cme 19 april end 23/7 dys.. thn cme on 30 of april n 1st may spotted pink n brown. White thick discharge n panty. This means?

Stp depo march 12 period cme 19 april end 23/7 dys.. thn cme on 30 of april n 1st may spotted pink n brown. White thick discharge n panty. This means?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is frequently associated with irregular bleeding both when you first start it and when you stop it. This is the most likely explaination but the thick white discharge could represent an infection especially if it is associated with an odor, itching, burning, or pain. The only way to know for sure is to be tested. hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am on implanon birth control.I am having thick, clumpy dry cordlike brownish discharge what could that mean?

I am on implanon birth control.I am having thick, clumpy dry cordlike brownish discharge what could that mean?

Need to see a MD: Does not sound like normal side effects. Side effects caused by Implanon are similar to other hormonal birth control methods such as combined oral contraceptive pills, according to the manufacturer, irregular periods or prolonged bleeding, headaches, acne, weight gain and abdominal pain were among the most commonly reported side effects in clinical trials. I would see your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Had period last month for 4 days. Then 3 days after that had pink spotting for 2 days. 5 days after that brown thick discharge. What does that mean?

Had period last month for 4 days. Then 3 days after that had pink spotting for 2 days. 5 days after that brown thick discharge. What does that mean?

Possible...: With an abnormal vaginal discharge it is possible you might be suffering of an infection in which case you would need to be examined for a final diagnosis and treatment as necessary. It is also advisable to get a pregnancy test since this could be a possibility if you have been sexually active. ...Read more

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I have an IUD for about 3 years now. My periods recently stopped 8 months ago. I had thick brown discharge. What does that mean?

I have an IUD for about 3 years now. My periods recently stopped 8 months ago.  I had thick brown discharge. What does that mean?

IUD: It is common for women who have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud to stop having their period altogether or only have some very mild spotting, this can be brownish at times. Take care! ...Read more

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I took ipill within 72 hours after fifteen days I'm getting thick brown n black discharge what does this mean .. am I pregnant Im too young I don want?

I took ipill within 72 hours after fifteen days I'm getting thick brown n black discharge what does this mean .. am I pregnant Im too young I don want?

Check a test: Hopefully the brown discharge is your periods. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Consider starting birth control to help prevent these scares in the future ...Read more