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What does it mean when you've been getting brown discharge for a week?

What does it mean when you've been getting brown discharge for a week?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. It may be related to hormone imbalances. 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. ...Read more

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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Hi, I am on watson's microgestin 1/20, a week before im supposed to get my period, im getting a brown discharge. What is it and what does it mean ?

Hi, I am on watson's microgestin 1/20, a week before im supposed to get my period, im getting a brown discharge. What is it and what does it mean ?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. Brown = old blood. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill cilest I missed a day but took it the next day im due my period in 3days im GEttin brown discharge what Does this mean please help ?

 I'm on the pill cilest I missed a day but took it the next day im due my period in 3days im GEttin brown discharge what Does this mean please help ?

Premenstrual spottin: A small amount of spotting before your menstrual cycle is usually nothing to worry about, and most women will experience this sometime in their lives. Should it become more frequent or worsen, it could signal a more worrisome health issue and warrants further evaluation ...Read more

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If your stressed out can you get brown discharge?

If your stressed out can you get brown discharge?

NO: stress has nothing to do with the discharge: might be old vaginal ( menstrual) blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucus: stress is not the issue- get seen if not resolved this week. ...Read more

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What is brown discharge mean?

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. ...Read more

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Saw brown discharge, what does that mean?

Saw brown discharge, what does that mean?

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

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Dark brown discharge. What does that mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...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 dark brown discharge before mean?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. This might be the very beginning of your period or you could have a little breakthrough bleeding. Take care. ...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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Is it normal to get a brown discharge before pierod?

Yes: Yes, this happens frequently for women. Typically doesn't mean anything other than there was some old blood in the vagina or cervix that came out before period started. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have reddish brown discharge?

What does it mean when you have reddish brown discharge?

Reddish 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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What does it mean when you have off and on brown discharge?

What does it mean when you have off and on brown discharge?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. It could be break through bleeding and may be related to hormone imbalances. 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. ...Read more

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Where do I go for help and brown discharge what does it mean?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more