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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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I've had Vaginal discharge that is brown and mucousy for two days in a row, last period was 18 days ago. Could this be ovulation or something serious?

Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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I've had Vaginal discharge that is brown and mucousy for two days in a row, last period was 18 days ago. Could this be ovulation or something serious?

Depends: Could be break through bleeding. If associated with other symptoms such as pain, itching, burning, irritation, fever...then follow up with doctor soon....otherwise watch cycle over next 3 months. If continues then follow up with doctor. ...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


Dr. Susan Albow
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
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Last night, I found vaginal discharge that was cloudy, mucousy, and with a tan/brownish tint. I'm not supposed to have my period for two weeks from now. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Susan Albow
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Last night, I found vaginal discharge that was cloudy, mucousy, and with a tan/brownish tint. I'm not supposed to have my period for two weeks from now. Should I be concerned?

Vaginal discharge: Any abnormal vaginal discharge needs evaluation for possible infection, pregnancy status, and sexually transmitted disease testing. Long term complications of untreated sexually transmitted disease includes infertility. See your gynecologist for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Jane van Dis
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I'm two months post partum and have lochia and yellow vaginal discharge?

Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Still normal: At 2 months it's definitely still normal to have that type of discharge. ...Read more

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Dr. David Barrere
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Im a 4 month post partum breastfeeding mom. I've been having green vaginal discharge. What could be causing this, should I be concerned?

Dr. David Barrere
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Could be infection: A green vaginal discharge at any time could be a symptom of an infection. It's best to see your gyn for an evaluation to be diagnosed properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
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What causes a white milky vaginal discharge? It doesn't really smell at all.I'm 4 months post partum , 20, sexually active, last period was 11-23-12.

Dr. Steven Weissberg
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What causes a white milky vaginal discharge? It doesn't really smell at all.I'm 4 months post partum , 20, sexually active, last period  was 11-23-12.

Vaginitis: Could be normal or a vaginal infection. If it bothers you or get worse, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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What is the mucusy vaginal discharge you get after your period?

Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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What is the mucusy vaginal discharge you get after your period?

Mucous: It's just that. The vagina and cervix, normally, generates mucous as part of the natural reproductive function and/or response to stimuli as the case may be. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Vaginal discharge very mucusy very thick and smells fishy.. What do we do?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Vaginal discharge very mucusy very thick and smells fishy.. What do we do?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis could result in fishy smell and vaginal discharge. Need evaluation by a doctor and possible treatment with metronidazole ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lee
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My vaginal discharge is white or clear and very mucusy with a fishy odor. It doesn't burn or itch at all and is "wet" all day long. Is this normal?

Dr. Daniel Lee
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My vaginal discharge is white or clear and very mucusy with a fishy odor. It doesn't burn or itch at all and is "wet" all day long. Is this normal?

No: The mal odorous discharge that you describe is suspicious of a vaginal infection called bacteria vaginosis. You should be evaluated for this by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig deFreese
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I have yellow mucusy vaginal discharge itching I already got checked for all kinds of infections I have none I do have an Iud tho cud it make that?

Dr. Craig deFreese
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I have yellow mucusy vaginal discharge itching I already got checked for all kinds of infections  I have none I do have an Iud tho cud it make that?

If you have had: laboratory swabs done, and they specifically showed no yeast, bacteria, or STDs, then it is probably from the IUD. You may not have an infection, just irritation /inflammation from the IUD and the strings. ...Read more

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