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What is the brown discharge in my underwear from?

What is the brown discharge in my underwear from?

Female?: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...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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What do you call the brown discharge in my underwear??

What do you call the brown
 discharge in my underwear??

Old Blood: It is most likely old blood from your previous menstrual cycle. This is not uncommon for many women as your uterus, cervix, and/or upper vagina can retain some blood from your last period and while it's there it turns brown and then will eventually leak out, often mid-cycle and cause what you are now experiencing. Shouldn't be anything to worry about. ...Read more

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I noticed a slight brown discharge in my underwear yesterday. I missed my periods too. Whay can it be about?

  I noticed a slight brown discharge in my underwear yesterday. I missed my periods too. Whay can it be about?

Could be: Missing periods and a brown discharge could be due to some contraceptive methods or could be due to pregnancy. Start with a pregnancy test and, if it is negative, repeat it in 3-5 days to be sure. If it is still negative see your PCP or GYN for a full history, exam,and appropriate testing to find out what is going on in your case. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm 19. I had sex last 3 days ago and bled. Yesterday, I noticed a light brown discharge on my underwear and I felt a slight pain when urinating.

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I'm 19. I had sex last 3 days ago and bled. Yesterday, I noticed a light brown discharge on my underwear and I felt a slight pain when urinating.

Here are some...: Your reported clinical scenario urges you to be checked if you have common BV or STD-related infection or UTI. To get these related things done correctly has not to be hard if following instructions as described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to deduce right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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So I have not gotten my period yet but I have gotten some red and brown discharge in my underwear. What does this mean? When I wipe nothing is there just little yellow discharge but in my underwear it is brownish red what does this mean?

So I have not gotten my period yet but I have gotten some red and brown discharge in my underwear. What does this mean? When I wipe nothing is there just little yellow discharge but in my underwear it is brownish red what does this mean?

Do you mean: Do you mean that you have been having periods and this one is late or that you haven't started having periods at all. These are 2 very different questions. If this ia a late period, pregnancy is possible but if you are 17 and haven't started having periods at all that could be more serious and you need to be seen and checked out for the possible cause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have been seeing brownish discharge in my underwear and I have not had my periode so does that mean?

I have been seeing brownish discharge in my underwear and I have not had my periode so does that mean?

See a doctor: Any new or unexplained vaginal dishcarge needs professional evaluation. There are many possible causes, but colored discharge -- yellow, green, "brownish", etc-- often means infection. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, or other STDs are possibilities if you are at risk, such as new partner recently, partner with others, etc. And since you selected STD as a topic tag, this seems to be on your mind. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had my baby 3 months ago and 3 different times since then I've had a brownish discharge in my underwear when I go to the bathroom. No smell/pain ?

I had my baby 3 months ago and 3 different times since then I've had a brownish discharge in my underwear when I go to the bathroom. No smell/pain ?

Keeping a diary? : It's not likely you're having a problem, but you may want to keep a diary, recording timing, nature & any associated features of your symptoms. Get checked if to you they are problematic. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I had sex close 2 when i believe i ovulated this month! today (2wks later) i saw a small brown gooey discharge in my underwear. Is this implantation?

I had sex close 2 when i believe i ovulated this month! today (2wks later) i saw a small brown gooey discharge in my underwear. Is this implantation?

Could be: This could be from an implantation bleed. Check a preg test next wk and see your OB if it comes back positive. ...Read more

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I haven't had my first period yet and i saw brown vaginal discharge in my underwear today. Might this be it?

I haven't had my first period yet and i saw brown vaginal discharge in my underwear today. Might this be it?

Probably soon: You will start your first period. Be prepared. I presume you are asking for someone yunger than 35 years?! ...Read more

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My period ended last Wednesday. On Thursday I had unprotected sex. Today (4 days later) Im having brown/pink thick discharge in my underwear.

My period ended last Wednesday. On Thursday I had unprotected sex. Today (4 days later) Im having brown/pink thick discharge in my underwear.

Some thoughts...: Many women have vaginal discharge, but some types of discharge are not normal. A woman may see normal changes in discharge before or after her period. Changes in discharge that may be an infection: a bad odor; vaginal itching or swelling; a green, yellow, or gray colored discharge; discharge looking foamy or like cottage cheese, etc. A doctor can check, if symptoms persist, recur or are worrisome. ...Read more

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I have brownish discharge in my underwear but nothing when I wipe. I have had sex and my period isn't supposed to start for a couple weeks. Help ?

I have brownish discharge in my underwear but nothing when I wipe. I have had sex and my period isn't supposed to start for a couple weeks. Help ?

See below:: Sometimes intercourse will cause a slight brown discharge. It doesn't necessarily mean something is wrong. If it itches or has an odor, I would have an exam. Most likely it's not serious. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When I wipe my discharge is a normal color but stains my underwear brown. What does that mean?

Probably normal: It is probably normal discharge, i would not worry unless it s getting worse, smells bad or other symptoms are associated. ...Read more

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20 weeks, small bit of thick dark brown/black discharge on underwear once every 2/3 days, tested discharge and found not to contain blood, what is it?

20 weeks, small bit of thick dark brown/black discharge on underwear once every 2/3 days, tested discharge and found not to contain blood, what is it?

Bleeding in pregnanc: You may have a placenta previa which is causing spotting , folliwed by dark brown blood. Have the ultrasonographer check the location of the placenta at your next visit. ...Read more

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I have brownish stuff in my underwear and I haven't had my period before is this my period it discharge?

I have brownish stuff in my underwear and I haven't had my period before is this my period it discharge?

Maybe vaginitis : May be vaginitis If it is painful and foul smelling d/c may need metronidazole for bacterial vaginitis If trichomonas it will be itchy thin d/c same treatment as above If curdy precipitate may be yeast infection OTC monostat may help ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had quite a bit of brown mucus-ey vaginal discharge on my underwear?

What do you advise if i had quite a bit of brown mucus-ey vaginal discharge on my underwear?

It might be: a combination of old blood mixed with vaginal secretions. See if resolves on it's own. If not d/w your dr. ...Read more

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This morning i noticed i had quite a bit of brown mucus-y vaginal discharge on my underwear. Is this concerning?

This morning i noticed i had quite a bit of brown mucus-y vaginal discharge on my underwear. Is this concerning?

Depends: Discharge in a woman can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. Some common causes of discharge can be yeast, bacterial vaginosis or stds. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u suppose to came on your period the first of December but u didn't and now u have brown discharge in your underwear?

Brown discharge: If you are expecting your period, and you get brown discharge, this could be normal, especially if you are on a birth control pill. Sometimes this is a sign of pregnancy too, so check an at home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I was experiencing cramps then when I looked I saw yellow discharge and brown stain on my underwear is that sign of pregency?

I was experiencing cramps then when I looked I saw yellow discharge and brown stain on my underwear is that sign of pregency?

No: Get a pelvic evaluation at which time a pregnancy test will be done as well. Bear in mind that unprotected sex may result in pregnancy which at this time definitely needs to be done. You can then be treated if needed ...Read more

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My mom is 54, she had a total hysterectomy 2 years ago. She said last night she had a brownish red discharge in her underwear,described as sticky?

My mom is 54, she had a total hysterectomy 2 years ago. She said last night she had a brownish red discharge in her underwear,described as sticky?

See her doctor: It sounds like a bloody discharge. She should see her doctor for exam and check. Probably seeing the doctor who did the hysterectomy would be best. Unexplained bleeding is almost always a concern regarding a significant problem and possible cancer and warrants evaluation. ...Read more