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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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Every month probably about 7-10 days before my period, i get brown bloody discharge that lasts for about 5 days. As i'm a teen, is it cervical cancer?

Every month probably about 7-10 days before my period, i get brown bloody discharge that lasts for about 5 days. As i'm a teen, is it cervical cancer?

Unlikely: It is extremely unlikely that you have cervical cancer given your age. It's possible this is related to an infection, especially if its foul smelling. Also may just be small amount of bleeding that you are having between periods that is very light and this blood often appears brown. This occurs when the lining of your uterus is thicker than normal. ...Read more

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24 female.Cramps +brown discharge constant x2 days.Abnormal cells neg for cervical cancer 2 years ago.Last pap clean 6 months ago. No std's. Not preg.?

24 female.Cramps +brown discharge constant x2 days.Abnormal cells neg for cervical cancer 2 years ago.Last pap clean 6 months ago. No std's. Not preg.?

Hmmm: You may have a simple bacterial infection of the vagina. Most likely it is breakthrough bleeding due to perhaps your birth control if you are on one. If you have missed a pill you can have bleeding like you have described. ...Read more

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Light pink discharge, could I have cervical cancer?

Light pink discharge, could I have cervical cancer?

See your GYN: If you've never had a pap smear you should have one. It is unlikely to be cancer but you should definitely get checked out. Pap smears save lives. ...Read more

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Is it possible that with bloody discharge could indicate that I have cervical cancer?

Evaluation needed: While it is true that patients with cervical cancer may present with bloody discharge, the vast majority of patients with bloody discharge do not have cervical cancer. You should see your physician. ...Read more

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Is vaginal discharge with a foul odor a common symptom of cervical cancer? Also what else could cause it?

Is vaginal discharge with a foul odor a common symptom of cervical cancer? Also what else could cause it?

Lots of causes: Cervical cancer may cause foul smelling discharge but there are far commoner causes, e.g., yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas etc. See this site for information and consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis and care. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003158.htm. ...Read more

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Are white discharge with vaginal inflammation some symptoms of cervical cancer?

Are white discharge with vaginal inflammation some symptoms of cervical cancer?

Likely infection: Vaginitis or cervicitis ( inflammation on the vaginal canal wall or inflammation on the cervix) would give the same exact symptomsi.Ie..- vaginal discharge, redness, itchiness/ inflammation etc. Thiis's likely caused by infection ( bacteria, yeast) , chemical irritant (douche, soap ) etc.See you gynecologist for examination. Dont forget to do a pap smear to screen for cervical cancer- as recommended. ...Read more

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All my pap smears normal. Last one 8 months ago - normal. Pink discharge 9 weeks postpart. Could it be cervical cancer? Waiting for pap results

All my pap smears normal. Last one 8 months ago - normal. Pink discharge 9 weeks postpart. Could it be cervical cancer? Waiting for pap results

Unlikely: For females that have had normal pap smears and one as recent as one year, it is very unlikely to have cervical cancer. However, it is normal to have discharge postpartum. Additional info in terms of other symptoms may lead to a different diagnosis if it is concerning for a condition other than normal postpartum discharge. Additional consultation on HealthTap concierge or w/ doc could help. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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Cervical Cancer (Definition)

Cervical cancer is uncontrolled proliferation of abnormal cells of cervical tissue (mucosal lining cells or stroma) due to mutation. High risk HPV virus ...Read more