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Can bacterial vaginosis cause brown discharge?

Can bacterial vaginosis cause brown discharge?

Bacterial vaginosis.: Often presents with white, gray, or yellowish cloudy discharge with a fishy odor. Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Can bacterial vaginosis discharge be brownish?

Can bacterial vaginosis discharge be brownish?

Bacterial Vaginosis : Can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. There could be a brownish tinge if there is some old blood mixed in. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis besides discharge?

Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis besides discharge?

Odor: The classic symptoms are a "fishy" odor and a thin grayish-white vaginal discharge. It doesn't usually cause itching or irritation. Sometimes women can have BV and not be aware of any symptoms. ...Read more

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Is bacterial vaginosis discharge thick, white, and chunky?

Is bacterial vaginosis discharge thick, white, and chunky?

Likely yeast: A vaginal discharge that is thick, white and chunky - like cottage cheese - is usually a yeast infection. The vaginal discharge with bacterial vaginosis is usually more thin and grey, sometimes frothy. They are treated differently so it is important to know which it is a woman has. Both can have itching and irritation. ...Read more

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Is this bacterial vaginosis if you have a mild discharge but have odor?

Is this bacterial vaginosis if you have a mild discharge but have odor?

Probably: A "fishy" odor is the single most diagnostic symptom of bv, even if there is no discharge. But other things can cause odor as well, such as a retained tampon or yeast with it's "yeasty" odor. Your doctor can confirm if the odor is due to bv. ...Read more

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Can I have bacterial vaginosis with the only symptom being chunky discharge?

Atypical for BV: "Chunky" discharge is not typical for BV; usually thin and white/gray, and almost always with strong (usually fishy) odor. "Chunky" with no odor is more typical for yeast. However, there are lots of exceptions. You should be professionally examined to determine the cause and proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

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Bacterial Infection Of The Vagina (Definition)

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