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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

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I am treated for bacterial vaginosis but still have discharge. What can it be?

I am treated for bacterial vaginosis but still have discharge. What can it be?

Difficult to say: Vaginal discharge and irritation or odor can be caused by many things, bv, yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases, dermatitis (or skin irritation/rashes), sensitivities to condoms, or detergents, just to name some. Some discharge is normal, that is the first thing to remember, but if there is a foul odor, or inflammation - it may be due to one of these treatable causes. Bv can also recur. ...Read more

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I took oxycycline for seven days for bacterial vaginosis but i still have some discharge is that normal? How long does it take for it to clear up?

I took oxycycline for seven days for bacterial vaginosis but i still have some discharge is that normal? How long does it take for it to clear up?

Not correct med: The treatment of BV usually requires the use of Metronidazole or clindamycin. See cdc.Gov for more info. Please speak with your doctor to see if these medications are ok for you. ...Read more

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Is it true that heavy vaginal discharge the same as bacterial vaginosis?

Not necessarily: Bacterial vaginosis is a specific type of vaginal infection that women get, and is quite common. A heavy vaginal discharge simply means there is a lot of discharge from the vagina, but that doesn't say why the discharge is heavy. It could be heavy due to a vaginal infection such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis, but from something irritating them, or from using a vaginal medication for instance. ...Read more

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I have vaginal discharge with no odor. I just treated myself for bacterial vaginosis, everything seemed fine until i noticed heave discharge.

I have vaginal discharge with no odor. I just treated myself for bacterial vaginosis, everything seemed fine until i noticed heave discharge.

See doctor: A few things come to mind. There are no approved otc meds for bv, no unless a doctor called something in for you, it might not have been a BV medication. Bacterial vaginosis (bv) tends to have a distinct odor, so if your discharge did not have one, may have been something else, such as yeast. Worth seeing your doc to determine cause- there is a new high quality test (affirm) which can help tell. ...Read more

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I have been treated for bacterial vaginosis twice in the last 3 moths now I have discharge again sept this time it's more white than watery help ne?

I have been treated for bacterial vaginosis twice in the last 3 moths now I have discharge again sept this time it's more white than watery help ne?

Bacterial vaginosis: It seems you have a recurrent BV infection. There are ways to treat you for that, being of course a 100% sure that BV is what you have. There are other infections or conditions that can mimick bv. Talk to your obgyn about it. ...Read more

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I've recently been treated for bacterial vaginosis I finished the meds but now I'm have this terrible itching and my discharge is yellow greenish?

I've recently been treated for bacterial vaginosis I finished the meds but now I'm have this terrible itching and my discharge is yellow greenish?

Return for follow up: It seems clear to me that terrible itching and a non-clear discharge are reasons to see your provider. So soon after a known infection, it's sparklingly clear. Don't wait, it is not likely to clear-up on its' own. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop a yellow discharge while treating bacterial vaginosis with oral clindamycin ?

Is it normal to develop a yellow discharge while treating bacterial vaginosis with oral clindamycin ?

Vaginal discharge: A yellowish vaginal discharge is most common with a trichomonas infection. Clindamycin is not an adequate treatment for trichomonas. An antibiotic called Metronidazole is usually used. It is possible that you may have had both germs at the same time and that with elimination of the gardnerella which cause bacterial vaginosis, the trichomonas had more of a chance to overgrow. ...Read more

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