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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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Sticky/stretchy discharge couple of days before period for past 3 months. On BC pill. Doctor said withdraw bleeding. Is that so even if clear?

Sticky/stretchy discharge couple of days before period for past 3 months. On BC pill. Doctor said withdraw bleeding. Is that so even if clear?

Doesn't sound like: Withdrawal bleeding is the reaction of abrupt discontinuation of a hormonal supplement. The last 7 days of the pack are sugar pills and cause withdrawal bleeding which you take as a "normal" period but the withdrawal bleeding is a bleeding not stretchy, sticky discharge like you describe. Not sure what it is but it may be worthwhile to have it checked for infection unless this has been ruled out. ...Read more

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What is wrong when you have thick, sticky brown vaginal discharge before period is due? Also, I took emergency contraceptive 3 weeks ago.

What is wrong when you have thick, sticky brown vaginal discharge before period is due? Also, I took emergency contraceptive 3 weeks ago.

May be nothing wrong: What you are experiencing may be a variation on normal or the effect of plan B. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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White vaginal discharge that's kinda sticky and stretchy. I tend to have it some time before my period. What is it. Should I be worried. Its increasin?

White vaginal discharge that's kinda sticky and stretchy. I tend to have it some time before my period. What is it. Should I be worried. Its increasin?

Needs testing: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle. Brown can simply indicate old blood. Vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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Is white, kind of clear and sticky discharge normal right before a period or is it a sign of pregnancy. Period starts in 2-3 days?

Is white, kind of clear and sticky discharge normal right before a period or is it a sign of pregnancy. Period starts in 2-3 days?

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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I had unprotected sex two days before my period ended. Now its been 5 days and I have white cloudy sticky ordorless discharge. Can i be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex two days before my period ended. Now its been 5 days and I have white cloudy sticky ordorless discharge.  Can i be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Sticky white and foul smell discharge on my vagina after menstruation and takes long before and after my monthly period. How can I cure this?

Sticky white and foul smell discharge on my vagina after menstruation and takes long before and after my monthly period. How can I cure this?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Based on your history, you may've been on antibiotics that rid the vagina of its natural bacteria, leading to bacterial overgrowth, worsened by heavy menstruation -- a condition called bacterial vaginosis. You should see your gyn and get tested and treated. It's an easy week long course of antibiotics orally/vaginally. Recurrence is possible though, so you may consider suppressing periods. ...Read more

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