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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 my c section 9 months ago. Until now I have this brown discharge with smelly odor... it gets worst after sex...

I have my c section 9 months ago. Until now I have this brown discharge with smelly odor... it gets worst after sex...

May be nothing: You may simply have some retained blood from her C-section or some recent menstrual cycles. Nonetheless, I would recommend that you have an examination just to be sure everything is OK and that you don't have some sort of bacterial issue. ...Read more

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I had a c section 6 wks ago & have not been bleeding for about a week & a half now but I just now I had mushy brown discharge w/ a funky odor this normal?

Kind off, but!!!: The best thing you do, is to talk to the GYN that did your surgery, to make sure.
if there is no fever you will be OK.
i will be concerned about infection in the uterus, so be careful, such infection, could be lethal, or you could end up losing your uterus.
i am not trying to scare you, or alarm you, but I want you to know, this situation could be serious.
so talk to your surgeon.
good luck. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy 29y/o that had tubal immediately after 3rd c-section on 2/24/15. Am having brown discharge for two days and period isn't due for a week?

I'm a healthy 29y/o that had tubal immediately after 3rd c-section on 2/24/15. Am having brown discharge for two days and period isn't due for a week?

Periods after baby: Tubal ligations do not affect periods. Sometimes periods take a while to get back to normal the first few months after having a baby. This is especially true if you are breastfeeding. Consider tracking your cycles over the next few months to see if things normalize. If not then you can see you Obgyn. ...Read more

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I had a repeat C-section 6 weeks ago now I'm having bad cramping and dark brown discharge is this normal?

I had a repeat C-section 6 weeks ago now I'm having bad cramping and dark brown discharge is this normal?

Possible: Is this the first time since the c-section that you've had discharge and cramping? Possibly, you are starting your first period if until now everything else has been ok. If in doubt, call your obgyn. You should have your 6 week post partum check anyway. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge after a csection?

Is it normal to have brown discharge after a csection?

Cesarean: This is hard to answer. Depends on your exam, symptoms, medical history, and the reason for your cesarean. You should discuss with your ob. Brown discharge is not uncommon, but you should discuss your symptoms with your md to make sure you don't have an infection, retained placental fragments, or other issues which need to be addressed. ...Read more

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I had csection 4months ago. Now brown discharge often coming in normal days. No smell or pain. Periods are normal. What is it.

I had csection 4months ago. Now brown discharge often coming in normal days. No smell or pain. Periods are normal. What is it.

Old blood: I worry that it could be retained parts of your placenta. Usually brown discharge is just old blood that is just now being expelled. It's possible, since you're having normal periods now, that it's just left over blood from your periods which isn't terribly unusual, but you might want to get checked out by your ob/gyn to be safe. ...Read more

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Is a brownish smelly discharge normal 3 weeks after having a c section?

Is a brownish smelly discharge normal 3 weeks after having a c section?

No: Some brownish discharge 3 weeks after c section is not uncommon. Mild transient odor may be acceptable, however if you have persistent odor, let your OB know. ...Read more

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I recently had a c-section and I am now experiencing brownish/bloody smelly discharge and also not feeling well do u know what this can be?

I recently had a c-section and I am now experiencing brownish/bloody smelly discharge and also not feeling well do u know what this can be?

Possible: It is not unusual to bleed for several weeks after a c-section and the odor issue can be subjective. "feeling bad" is not very specific but I would suggest seeing your doc; it could be an infection of the uterus or even the great if you are breast feeding. It's uncommon to have a uterine infection after c-section remote from the procedure, check your temp but discharge and some bleeding not unus. ...Read more

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Isit normal to still have brown thick discharge 8 weeks after having a c-section?

Isit normal to still have brown thick discharge 8 weeks after having a c-section?

It may be normal: If the discharge is the same as it was early on and you lack other symptoms such as pain or itching, then it may be physiologic (normal). If you have any other symptoms, then follow-up with your doctor and have it formally evaluated. The doctor can perform check for evidence of infection. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks post c-section. Slight odour to vaginal discharge (light brownish). Is this normal?

I am 5 weeks post c-section. Slight odour to vaginal discharge (light brownish). Is this normal?

Yes: I had a cesarean as well, and was surprised by the odor following delivery. It's completely normal. So long as you don't have any itching or any other vaginal symptoms, this type of dischare is completely normal. ...Read more

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Hi. Is it normal to have vaginal brownish colored discharge after 50 days from C-section birth...

Hi. Is it normal to have vaginal brownish colored discharge after 50 days from C-section birth...

Yes: Are you breastfeeding? Have you resumed normal periods? What are you using for birth control?

Likely perfectly normal - check with your obgyn if you prefer.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if I can have sex tonight, it is 8 days since my c section and my discharge has changed to brown colour but is very light?

Hi I was wondering if I can have sex tonight, it is 8 days since my c section and my discharge has changed to brown colour but is very light?

Rest: You say you had a C/S 8 days ago. Your abdominal wall as well as uterus inside are still knitting together. Cool it. You also have a newborn. Spend your time getting to know each other better. You'll have plenty of time for sex later. ...Read more

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I had a c-section over 6 years ago. I have a thyroid disease and had since I was very young. Recently, I am having a foul brownish discharge and. ..?

I had a c-section over 6 years ago. I have a thyroid disease and had since I was very young. Recently, I am having a foul brownish discharge and. ..?

Need an exam: Brown vaginal discharge either represents old blood or infection. The only way to determine will be to have an exam. Schedule a visit with your obgyn for testing. ...Read more

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Brownish bloody discharge from vagina? Does that have anything to do with c-section I had a year ago?

Brownish bloody discharge from vagina? Does that have anything to do with c-section I had a year ago?

No: One year is too far removed to think it is due to your c. Section. Make sure you are getting pap smears. Sometimes a cervical ectropion can cause brown discharge (this is normal but a nuisance), and of course you need to make sure your uterus is ok. If the discharge goes on, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had my baby by c section 8 weeks ago, I had placenta previa and lost alot of blood. 2 weeks ago I started having brownish discharge. Is it normal?

Yes: This is normal. Brownish discharge is "old" blood from your uterine lining. You can have this type discharge for up to a month ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy (still have 1 ovary and cervix) after a c-section 1 year ago. Recently after sex I have noticed a brownish discharge. What is th?

I had a hysterectomy (still have 1 ovary and cervix) after a c-section 1 year ago. Recently after sex I have noticed a brownish discharge. What is th?

Period?: Brownish discharge is a small amount of old blood. So something bled a little and then comes out with intercourse.

If this happens monthly, this could be a small period from a small amount of endomterium (lining of the uterus) left behind after your hysterectomy.

If this happens randomly could be an infection or something with the cervix like a polyp or dysplasia. ...Read more

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I had c section almost 5 months ago, ive had one irregular period that was dark brownish discharge n have been having it also in between with mucus?

I had c section almost 5 months ago, ive had one irregular period that was dark brownish discharge n have been having it also in between with mucus?

Irregular menses: Usually after a major surgery menstrual cycle can be altered for a variable length of time. Breastfeeding can further affect the regularity of your cycle. If you don't have any other symptoms, I suggest you observe it for the next 3 cycles. ...Read more

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I had a C-section on july 14, 2013 I had my period 2 weeks ago and started my birth control. Is it normal for a brown discharge?

I had a C-section on july 14, 2013 I had my period 2 weeks ago and started my birth control. Is it normal for a brown discharge?

Yes: The brownish discharge likely represents a small amount of old blood. Blood can produce a brownish discharge and this could be related to a small amount of breakthrough bleeding which is common while on the pill. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have smelly discharge after c section?

Yes: This can be normal but you also have to think about the possibility of infection if you are running a fever or are very tender over the lower abdomen ...Read more

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Should I have a clear thick mucous like discharge after having a c section? Is something wrong

Should I have a clear thick mucous like discharge after having a c section? Is something wrong

Can be normal: If you are experiencing a fever also please see a healthcare professional immediately. Also if you are experiencing itching and or an odor you should be seen. Sometimes after delivery a discharge can be normal but if it bothers you or persists you should have the discharge cultured. ...Read more

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Nearly 9 weeks post c section my discharge has changed to green with still a little bit of blood every now and then. Is this normal?

Gynecologist: Lochia, the discharge after delivery, lasts shorter after a c/section than after a vaginal delivery, typically not much more than 3 weeks, and it will not turn green (ish). Menses after delivery will resume after about 6 - 8 weeks. Breastfeeding women instead of menses may experience irregular spotting, but not greenish. If there has been intercourse since delivery, an infection has to be conside ...Read more

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Why causes discharge from c-section years later?

Why causes discharge from c-section years later?

Surgical wound: Patients can sometime develop skin infections in an 'old' surgical wound. I have seen cases of wound endometriosis that can cause pain and swelling in a cesarean section wound many years later. Have your surgeon or obgyn take a look at it. ...Read more

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I had a c.section 7 months ago and ever since thn my discharge completely disapeared. There's not even a drop coming out could there be somthing wrong?

No: It is not an issue of your cesarean section, but more likely the issue of post pregnancy changes affecting vaginal discharge issues. Not to worry. Not uncommon. If any discomfort, abnormal discharge, pain with intercourse, abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain with urination, please see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with your new child ...Read more