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A 26-year-old female asked:

i recently had a discharge that looked like skin. it was half the size of my palm. what could this be? could it be cancerous?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Not cancer: If it was a single piece of tissue- probably a decidual cast. This would be most likely if you are on hormonal contraception or have high Progesterone levels. If there were multiple episodes the tissue was vaginal skin -the condition is vaginal desquamation or sloughing of the vaginal skin- kind of like peeling after a sunburn. It indicates a reaction to something, .
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
See your doc: Where did the discharge come from? I would alert your friendly primary care physician to these symptoms.

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