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A 20-year-old female asked:

What does wet brown stains on underwear mean? i am a 20 year old plus sized female, and i just want to know why does this keep occurring.

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Vaginal discharge...: ...has many possible causes, including pregnancy, miscarriage, various hormone issues, foreign bodies (e.g. a forgotten tampon), and several infections, including STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) and non-STD infections like yeast and bacterial vaginosis. Color (e.g. yellow, brown) suggests infection. Don't guess: any new or abnormal vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Hello Doctors, I am a 23 years old male. I was diagnosed with Cystitis almost an year ago for which I took medicines and CranMax flavoured juice. I still sometimes find stains on my underwear. Should I continue taking meds?
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A 24-year-old member asked:
When I wipe my discharge is a normal color but stains my underwear brown. What does that mean?
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Probably normal: It is probably normal discharge, i would not worry unless it s getting worse, smells bad or other symptoms are associated.
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Last updated Feb 22, 2021

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