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what does it mean if you have black discharge

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
D/C: Brown to black discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period.

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could mean : Bleeding, infection, inflammation or growth in your vagina, cervix or uterus. Go see your gyn for check up . Hope all is well!
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Black discharge?: Ask u gynecologist.
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Black discharge: is invariably related to very old vaginal blood from a previous menstrual cycle. A warm water vaginal douch should solve this issue.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
You might be passing: Some old, deoxygenated blood or you could have an infection.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Dark-colored stool: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly sug ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection and others: It may be due to infections, stdsimplantation bleeding due to pregnancy.Cervical polyp, cervical abrasions, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Brown Spotting is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Diarrhea: Diarrhea and a brownish vaginal discharge may indicate that you have a bacterial infection. See your doctor for appropriate cultures and treatment.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not good: This is a sign of elevated bilirubin in the blood which is usually caused by any number of liver diseases. You should get this checked out asap. Yel ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Blood or iron: Vitamines containin iron, iron tablets, and pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can all cause black stools. Bleeding in the stomach can also cause bl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Bleeding Somewhere: A bloody discharge from any of the body orifices that is not routinely expected would suggest bleeding somewhere. As you did not state your gender, o ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
The green is due to: Transiting the GI tract rapidly.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Normal: That you are a normal female. White discharge comes from orgasm, sexual stimulation, and just from living. It does not indicate anything of concern.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Gender?: Vaginal discharge? Penile discharge? Anal discharge? I don't know the cause of your symptoms. However, if you are experiencing bloody stools - this w ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
An infection likely: Sounds like some sort of an infection. It may be something simple like a no specific vaginitis infection or could be something more serious, maybe ev ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Metallic smell: What you are smelling smells like metal. It may be a problem in your smeller. What meds are you taking? Low blood K? Let's chat and we can figure out ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Go see ur GYN: And get checked for uterine, cervical and vaginal inflammation, infection and tumor or hormonal imbalance. Take care! http://m.Voices.Yahoo.Com/what-d ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Thin blood: This is not a medical term. It is used by people to refer to blood in a patient treated with anticlot drugs so that the blood doesn't clot normally. F ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be blood: Black stool, especially if it has a tarry consistency, could be a sign of blood in the stool. Medications, such as pepto-bismol, can also turn stool b ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Nothing: This most likely is just a genetic inheritance from ancestors that had pigmentation. Depending on your race, this can be more prominent that in lighte ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually old blood: Depending on other history (periods, other symptoms) may or may not be important.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience in Urology
Std: Possible sexually transmitted disease must be ruled out !
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Nothing for certain: Pseudomonas is a very common flora in humans that produces a green color when it grows on human flies and tissues. Not necessarily an infective issue ... Read More
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