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What does it mean if you have black discharge

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
D/C: Brown to black discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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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Dr. Philip Miller
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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 member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Check a test: Hopefully the brown discharge is your periods. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Miscarriage? STD?: Any new or abnormal vaginal discharge and any abnormal vaginal bleeding should be professionally evaluated, and you have both. This sounds like you mi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: On the type of dichaarge the color, odor, itching or other symptoms. See your doctor make sure there is not an infection.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Brown discharge is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Vaginal discharge?: May represent an infection. Get it checked.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Vaginal discharge?: It may be old, deoxygenated blood mixed in with vaginal secretions.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The brown may: Be due to older blood being cleaned from the uterus. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pa... Read More

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