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3 months of brown vaginal discharge with abdomen and pelvic pain history of endometriosis could it be cancer?

3 months of brown vaginal discharge with abdomen and pelvic pain history of endometriosis could it be cancer?

Well,..: Never say never but a 3 month discharge should be investigated for causes such as your pre-existing diagnosis of endometriosis, fibroids, infection, etc. And cancer would be down farther on the list. Have the Discharge and pain evaluated and worked up with an examination and appropriate testing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How to stop brown vaginal discharge?

How to stop brown vaginal discharge?

Go see the MD: You need to know why you are having the brown discharge ie infection, bleeding, a problem in the uterus. This can be figured out during an office visit. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have brown vaginal discharge?

Is it bad to have brown vaginal discharge?

Sounds normal!: During periods, we shed the inner lining of the uterus -- the endometrium -- if we're not pregnant. Sometimes that shed layer may not come out for a day or two & can turn brown. So can be normal; why it changed, i can't say. If you are having low pelvic pain, the discharge is unusually foul smelling, or your have a fever, though, it could be an infection -- then see an ob/gyn! good luck! ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge stopping and starting for 3 weeks ?

Brown vaginal discharge stopping and starting for 3 weeks ?

Get checked: Browninsh discharge suggests old bleed. You need to see your GYN to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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I have brown vaginal discharge, and it's recurring. What is the solution?

I have brown vaginal discharge, and it's recurring. What is the solution?

Normal periods: Otherwise? Could you be pregnant? You might want to check a pregnancy test just in case. If not pregnant you should check with your doector to find out why you are continuously spotting. ...Read more

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Why do I get brown vaginal discharge and light watery periods?

Old blood: Blood turns brown when it oxidizes - so just means old blood when you have brown discharge. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about dark brown vaginal discharge in the first trimester?

Should I be concerned about dark brown vaginal discharge in the first trimester?

Yes: This may indicate a threatened miscarriage and occurs when there is a mild separation of the early placenta. Strict bedrest and no intercoarse. Progesterone administration is found to be helpful in relaxing the uterus and allowing the separation to heal. See you ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Will having brown vaginal discharge be a sign you are about to start your period?

Will having brown vaginal discharge be a sign you are about to start your period?

Sometimes: Brown blood is old blood and not the fresh blood of a new period. If you are due for your period and do not start bright red blood in a few days check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I was cramping and then brown vaginal discharge came. What can be the cause of that?

I was cramping and then brown vaginal discharge came. What can be the cause of that?

Break through?: It almost assuredly came from inside the uterus, thus the cramps. The uterus cramps when it is in process of flushing or cleansing itself. What is discharged is usually the menstral lining mixed with blood. Other things that the uterus wants to discharge are recent products of pregnancy, a polyp, or fibroid. This is usually accompanied by blood and old blood is brown. ...Read more

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How long should brown vaginal discharge last if there is no smell, itching of burning?

How long should brown vaginal discharge last if there is no smell, itching of burning?

Normal cycle: I would advise a warm water douche and figure that this is old mentrual blood. If it persists beyond 1 week, see your GYN. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have brown vaginal discharge and never had your period before?

What does it mean when you have brown vaginal discharge and never had your period before?

It might be a period: Your first period might just be a little brown mucous without red blood. Make sure and let your mother know that you might be starting. ...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 have had brown vaginal discharge for two and a half months now and no period. What are possible causes?

I have had brown vaginal discharge for two and a half months now and no period. What are possible causes?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge is usually small amounts of oxidized blood. Imagine you cut yourself in the kitchen. At first it is bright red, the dark red, then a brown scab. This happens because the color change indicates oxidation of the hemoglobin in the blood. With vaginal discharge, the transit time from your uterus to the outside was long enough to allow oxidation. no ovulation, small amounts of blood. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge and no period when it's expected? Discharge occurred 2 weeks before expected period

Brown vaginal discharge and no period when it's expected? Discharge occurred 2 weeks before expected period

Mid cycle bleeding: some women with spot a little when they ovulate. If this happens every month you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have brown vaginal discharge for the past 2 days. My last period was a week and a half ago. What is causing this?

I have brown vaginal discharge for the past 2 days. My last period was a week and a half ago. What is causing this?

Infection or other: This could be due to an infection or blood. I would consult your obgyn, but if you begin to feel weak, fatigued, or feverish, i'd definitely consult your doctor immediately. Having discharge can lead to worsening problems if not addressed soon. ...Read more

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I have brown vaginal discharge for the past four days. My last period was about two weeks ago. What could be causing this?

See your doctor: Brown discharges are not normal from the vagina and could reflect infection, contamination, or more esoteric things, you need a proper vaginal examination (speculum and all) to get this checked out. Could be old blood or even part of a tampon left behind. ...Read more

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After getting fingered by my girlfriend i had a flow of brown vaginal discharge. Is it an infection or did she hurt me inside?

After getting fingered by my girlfriend i had a flow of brown  vaginal discharge. Is it an infection or did she hurt me inside?

Tough to say: a Brown discharge may be blood related, so a possible small laceration form a finger nail if rough fingering occurred could be the cause. Infections may cause and inflammatory reaction with a brownish d/c too. If the d/c persists, see your GYN for an evaluation to get properly diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more