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A 32-year-old member asked:

Brownish vaginal discharge and lower abdominal pain. must be bacterial?

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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Not necessarily: Discharge can be many things, bacterial infection is only one possibility. Brownish discharge is often menstrual related, old blood, or a sign that menses is about to start. Pain can also be caused by many things. A pelvic exam is a good starting point when evaluating these symptoms.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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