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A 20-year-old female asked:

I am 20,female,am a virgin. the last month or so it seems like i am leaking stool or brown colored discharge from my vagina. is this normal?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 16 years experience
No: Leaking brown colored substances from the vaginal would only be considered "normal" at the end of your period when what you are seeing is just old blood (it tends to look brown). Any other time, or any other substance is not normal and deserves a visit to your doctor for assessment.
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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See a surgeon: You are describing what sounds like a fistula (abnormal connection) between your rectum and your vagina. If that is present, it is something that needs to be fixed surgically. You need to make an appointment with a board certified surgeon who can evaluate it.
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
Old menstrual blood?: Since you are virgin and 20 years old i would not go further and would think that this is your left over old blood in the vagina from previous period and it is coming out unless proved otherwise. See your Gynecologist .
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
If there is really: Any possibility that there is stool coming from your vagina you need to seek help ASAP. That is not normally in any way, shape or form. Brown discharge is possible if there is some small amount of blood coming from the cervix but it should readily be able to be confused with stool!
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Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: This is definitely not normal. Please have this evaluated by your doctor.
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Last updated Apr 20, 2018

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