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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 when you have dark brown discharge then it turns red?

What does it mean when you have dark brown discharge then it turns red?

Blood clot: You are probably seeing a clot which has a brownish surface but when you break the discharge, the inner part is brighter red blood. Make sure this is not related to your period or early pregnancy because otherwise, you need further questioning and examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have off and on dark brown discharge and you missed your period? I am always regular.

What does it mean when you have off and on dark brown discharge and you missed your period? I am always regular.

Do a pregnancy test: If you are sexually active, then do a pregnancy test to exclude pregnancy. If you are not pregnant you may have spotting instead of a regular period. It's not unusual for women to have missed period or an irregular period. ...Read more

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I have dark brown discharge its the 3rd day that its heavy. What does it mean? I'm also irregular so i really don't know when will I have my period.

I have dark brown discharge its the 3rd day that its heavy. What does it mean? I'm also irregular so i really don't know when will I have my period.

Unpredictable: Unfortunately, if you have irregular periods, your bleeding patterns and amount will vary. Brown disharge is older blood, therefore this could be your period or an anovulatory bleed. This means that you have irregular bleeding because you don't ovulate every month. You should see a gyn to undergo a complete workup for irregular bleeding. Anovulatory cycles can put you at risk for cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i see dark brown discharge?

Brown discharge: You are passing old collected blood. ...Read more

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Dark brown discharge instead of my mens. For 5dys, 2dys little 3 heavy enough to soak half of sanitary napin 4-5 same with 1st 2dys What does it mean?

Dark brown discharge instead of my mens. For 5dys, 2dys little 3 heavy enough to soak half of sanitary napin 4-5 same with 1st 2dys What does it mean?

Consult GYN doctor: Dark brown discharge could have been menses , old clotted blood collected in uterus . for a1or2 days Since you are constipated and there is pressure of fecal mass on uterus and vagina .IFyou do not have any other problem , or no h/o injury to genitalia and no more discharge then wait for your next menses .If any such discharge recurs, or still worried then better see GYN doctor . ...Read more

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What do having dark brown discharge mean ?

What do having dark brown discharge mean ?

Nothing really: Vaginal discharge is variable in color and includes brown. It can be a normal variant. ...Read more

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Why am I having dark brown discharge. What does it mean and is it normal.

Not normal,infection: You need to see doctor to get evaluation and treatment because you may have infection with brown discharge. ...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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