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White Discharge Instead Of Period
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
Sexually active?: If you are sexually active and have not used protection, you could be pregnant. First step is to take a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, and you have not had unprotected sex recently ( in the last 10 days), don't worry about it. There are times where women will have an abnormal period. Stress plays a factor. No evaluation is needed until you have had three consecutive abnormal cycle. ...Read more
Sexually active?: 1-Are you sexually active? 2- having unprotected sex? 3-If so? when was your last sexual encounter? 4-is the discharge foul in odor?. If you answerec yes to the first 2 questions, then you could be pregnant. If no to both then it could just be hormonal. If you answered yes to questions 1,2 and 4, please see your primary doc for further test. ...Read more
Yup: Although the presence of stringy clear cervical mucus is a good sign that a patient is around the point of ovulation, the absence of the mucus does not preclude ovulation. Of course if your cycles are very irregular then it would not be surprising that the mucus fails to become stringy and watery. Good luck. ...Read more
Wait and see: There are variations in menstrual cycle and can cause your period to come a few days early or late. If you have been having unprotected intercourse, you can do a home pregnancy test to place your mind at rest. White discharge can be benign or sometimes associated with infections such as yeast, and other bacteria. See your GYN if symptoms persist ...Read more
Congestion of pelvis: The white discharge before your period is actually completely normal and natural. The white discharge before your period is mainly from the uterus and cervix, it is not a beginning of an infection. The white discharge caused from congestion of your pelvis, which is why the white discharge is really just mucus. ...Read more
Missed period and now there's thick gel like discharge first was like egg white now clumpy and whitish from vagina?
No guessing Here: The most common reason for a missed or late period is pregnancy. Why have you not done a pregnancy test yet? If you have no sexual risk of pregnancy then missing periods can also be caused by stress, extremes of dieting, exercise, and obesity as well as other things that cause hormones to fluctuate. ...Read more
On the pill for 2 years. Brown discharge mixed with thick stretchy discharge and a hint of red the day before sugar pill? Early withdraw bleed?
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. ...Read more
I'm getting stringy, white/pink tinged discharge instead of a normal period....Is this a sign of pregnancy?
No. But can do test:: A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and the test is not needed yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having vaginal irritation and some soreness with odorless clear mucus/white discharge period last week white crusty discharge in underwear virgin?
I had spots of bleeding and clear stretchy discharge and white colored milk discharge no period could I be pregnant?
Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after starting a "weird" period, or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more
Take a test: A positive pregnancy test is a sign of pregnancy. Missed periods are a great time to perform a pregnancy test. Discharge doesn't tell us much about pregnant or not. Take a test, they're relatively inexpensive and very accurate, then you'll no for sure. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Women are used to changes in their bodies during their cycles. Many women get a lot of mucous right before ovulation and some have a small amount of daily discharge. An abnormal discharge is anything that falls outside of what you are used to, particularly if it has an odor or ...Read more
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