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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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I've had my period 2 weeks ago. 4 days ago i had intercourse and noticed that I have sticky brown discharge. Also had mid-cycle pain before period.?

I've had my period 2 weeks ago. 4 days ago i had intercourse and noticed that I have sticky brown discharge. Also had mid-cycle pain before period.?

Concern for preg: Often times, a period is delayed and women are concerned about being pregnant. With a history of unprotected intercourse, the anxiety due to a possible unplanned pregnancy rises. A easy way to determine if you are pregnant is by doing a home pregnancy test. It can be done around the time of your expected period. It can be done safely & with ease within the comfort/privacy of home ...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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I have discharge before period normal?

I have discharge before period normal?

Probably: Leukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge made up of cells and fluid. The consistency, color and amount of this discharge can change depending on time of the menstrual cycle & whether pregnant or not pregnant. If you have significant changes in vaginal discharge color, odor, itching, burning or swelling - please seek evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Is less discharge before period normal?

Is less discharge before period normal?

That is fine: The texture, color and amount of vaginal discharge is constantly chanfing. ...Read more

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When to expect discharges before period?

When to expect discharges before period?

Leukorrhea: Leukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge made up of cells and fluid. The consistency, color and amount of this discharge can change depending on time of the menstrual cycle & whether pregnant or not pregnant. ...Read more

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Light green discharge before period, help?

Light green discharge before period, help?

d/c: A trichomoniasis vaginalis parasitic infection can lead to frothing, greenish-yellow, malodorous vaginal discharge. 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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Is tan colored discharge a week before period normal?

Is tan colored discharge a week before period normal?

Yes: This is not uncommon as long as other reasons are ruled out (cervical irritation for example). ...Read more

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Pinkish discharge 4 days before period. Is this worrying?

See your doctor: This could be from a number of things including polyps, ovarian cysts, a cervical lesnion and endometrial hyperplasia ( a thickening of the uterine lining that may become canerous.) Please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about pinkish discharge days before period?

Should i be worried about pinkish discharge days before period?

No: Generally speaking, no; that can occur and everything be fine with you. This pink spotting is usually just a prelude to your "normal" flow or cycle. If you have a discharge with associated symptoms like odor or burning or if it keeps recurring, then you might want your GYN to evaluate it. Also, there are a few things--like sex--that can cause spotting that mixes in with a normal discharge. ...Read more

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Brownish discharge one week before period. Should i be concerned?

Brownish discharge one week before period. Should i be concerned?

Might be some: Break through bleeding related to imbalance of hormones. If not a pattern - not to worry. ...Read more

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Thick creamy stretchy discharge before period, should I be concerned?

Thick creamy stretchy discharge before period, should I be concerned?

No: As your hormones change during the month, so does the cervical mucus. If it doesn't itch or have an odor, its probably normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Before period, i'm seeing brown clumpy discharge. What does this mean?

Maybe normal: Small amounts of blood can make its way out as a brownish discharge. Mixed with normal discharge from the cervix might appear as you describe. If this is completely abnormal for you, then see your doctor to rule out infection! ...Read more

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Is pink like really light pink discharges normal before period normal???

Is pink like really light pink 
discharges normal before period normal???

Can be: Premenstrual discharge/spotting is not necessarily abnormal. You should see your doctor to make sure everything is ok ...Read more