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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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I have light red brown vaginal discharge and odor what can it be? I had unprotected sex a few weeks ago

I have light red brown vaginal discharge and odor what can it be? I had unprotected sex a few weeks ago

Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you're about a week late. If it's negative, repeat it in 1 week and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a boil on my vagina and it popped a couple days ago now I have a lot of vaginal discharge like brown and red sometimes black! is this normal?

I had a boil on my vagina and it popped a couple days ago now I have a lot of vaginal discharge like brown and red sometimes black! is this normal?

Boil vagina: Brown and red and black discharge coming from any orifice in the body cannot be normal. Your boil is a combination of pus and blood (fresh and clotted). You should be seen by a clinician as soon as possible for an examination in order to determine the extent of the abscess. ...Read more

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I have been noticing red / brown vaginal discharge for almost everyday since my last period (it's been weeks) and no other symptoms. Is that normal?

I have been noticing red / brown vaginal discharge for almost everyday since my last period (it's been weeks) and no other symptoms. Is that normal?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Probably normal: Dark brown discharge is just old blood. The first thing to rule out is always pregnancy. If that's negative then you probably have a hormone imbalance making your periods irregular. ...Read more

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My symptoms: dark red/ brown vaginal discharge, watery or yellowish discharge, weightloss and 2 periods in one month. Discomfort during sex/tampon?

My symptoms: dark red/ brown vaginal discharge, watery or yellowish discharge, weightloss and 2 periods in one month. Discomfort  during  sex/tampon?

May be STD : Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Yellow vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Brown usually means old blood. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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I have brown bloody vaginal discharge?

I have brown bloody vaginal discharge?

That is likely old: Deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. If not occurring in conjunction with period it could be breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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What is wrong when my vaginal discharge is brown?

What is wrong when my vaginal discharge is brown?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more