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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Best see doc today: Most conjunctivitis ("pink eye") is due to viruses; adenonvirus it the name of one of the common causes. However, "green discharge" is worrisome for a ... Read More

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Although discharge is typical of conjunctivitis, it is not present in some cases. There are many other eye problems that cause a "pink eye". See ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
What symptoms?: You must have seen an ophthalmologist ( I hope not another type of doctor) for this diagnosis. It would be unusual to have pink eye without redness o ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Just be careful: Conjunctivitis (pink eye) usually is due to common cold viruses, and prevention is the same: no kissing (even a social peck on the cheek), no shared ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Bonsall
26 years experience Pediatric Ophthalmology
Not always: Not always. Allergic conjunctivitis always itches though.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Sometimes: Eyes that look red (so-called "pink-eye") can be due to many things including bacterial and viral infections, allergies, inflammations, etc. Typicall ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: Pink eye is a non-specific term and does not imply a particular etiology. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh00 ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Broderick
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink : Pink eye is a layman's term for inflamation of the conjuntiva. This can be allergic, viral or bacterial. Best to have an ophthalmologist check the e ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
During & after: During "pink eye" people generally have red "bloodshot" eyes, and this can persist for a little while once you've treated the pink eye, but it should ... Read More
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Conjuntivitis: Most cases of viral conjunctivitis have mild discharges if any. This heavy, purulent type of discharge may need to be cultured and treated with an ant ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mahoney
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably yeast: Any itching, burning, exposure to std?. Most problably early yeast infection--mild redness, discharge with white colored "clumps", minimal to no incr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Not likely: Could be blocked tear duct.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much : It just means that you had some leftover blood in the back of the vagina that is now coming out after you finished your period. Brown just indicates o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink Eye: Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis: is very contagious with severe itchiness almost alwyas. If you do have true pink eye, the mos ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely normal: Spotting in the first several months on birth control pills is quite common and does not mean there is a problem. This usually goes away by the 3rd cy ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is likely: Blood mixed in with your vaginal secretions. Brown is often older blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Abnormal: That is abnormal and you should be seen by your gynecologist. It could be infection, allergy, irritation, pregnancy, etc....
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Discharge: Vaginal discharge is the result of secretions produced from small glands in the lining of the vagina and the cervix. All women have a little discharge ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
green 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/ ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
While clear or white: watery discharge can be considered normal, when it is yellow I recommend it be investigated and infection excluded. The color yellow suggests purulenc ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Irregular cycles: Having irregular periods can mean intermittent spotting, which can be light in color (small amount of blood along with a discharge). If there is pain ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: When pregnant vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss you ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Sounds like it: Probably the end of menstrual bleeding
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: After the period the normal vaginal discharge will continue. That is how the vagina maintains itself. The vaginal discharge will vary from thin and w ... Read More

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