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what does it mean when a doctor puts "dd, paf" on a hospital discharge letter?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Question: It is best to ask the writer of the letter what they mean when their meaning is not clear. Those letters could have lots of interpretations.

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Why do I seem to have a unnormal discharge?

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Why is it that my panties be so moist and I don't have a discharge?

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We have a really nasty smell and discharge. Is this something to be concerned about?

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Dr. can evaluate: A fishy smell coming from the vagina could be a sign of an infection called bacterial vaginosis. It can be treated with antibiotics that a doctor can prescribe. In addition, other sexually transmitted infections can also cause a discharge. Best to see your ob/gyn or family doctor for a full evaluation and definitive diagnosis.

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