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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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Does this sound like impacted ear wax-ringing&'bubbling' fluid sound in ears, reduced hearing, brown discharge; habit of sticking cotton buds down deep?

Does this sound like impacted ear wax-ringing&'bubbling' fluid sound in ears, reduced hearing, brown discharge; habit of sticking cotton buds down deep?

Yes it does: But other more serious conditions such as infection is likely. You should go see a doctor to make sure that this just is simple cerumen impaction. ...Read more

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I have ear infection - brown discharge, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection - brown discharge, what to do for treatment?

See an ENT: An Ear Nose and Throat specialist needs to take a look in that ear and determine exactly what is going on...it may not be a bacterial infection at all! Treatment will depend on what they find. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do about a brownish discharge from my ear that has lasted for several weeks?

What should I do about a brownish discharge from my ear that has lasted for several weeks?

Maybe nothing: Normal, healthy wax can produce a "brownish discharge" which is perfectly normal. You can clean it once it reaches the outer skin of your ear, just stay away from the canal. If you have hearing loss, pain or worsening ear symptoms you need to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of brown discharge?

What is the cause of brown discharge?

Old blood most: likely; assuming you are speaking of discharge from lungs, bladder or vagina; discharge site not specified. Blood, after a time, & a bit diluted looks brown from the iron and heme in hemoglobin. ...Read more

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I've had brown discharge for almost 2 weeks. Is that normal?

I've had brown discharge for almost 2 weeks. Is that normal?

No: See your GYN for a pelvic examination and evaluation of the discharge ( bacterial culture and sensitivity ) .Although this sounds like old menstrual blood mixed with cervical and vaginal mucous, you must be examined. ...Read more

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Why am i having brown discharge?

Why am i having brown discharge?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge may be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more