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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more


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What causes a daily passage of brown vaginal discharge?

What causes a daily passage of brown vaginal discharge?

A lot of things: Many things can cause this. It could be a vaginal, cervical, or uterine infection. Other possibilities are a cervical polyp, hormonal imbalance or even cancer. Because it is not typical of anything in particular, it is important to be examined by a gynecologist to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 10 days late and I have brown vaginal discharge?

What to do if i'm 10 days late and I have brown vaginal discharge?

Late period: You may be pregnant so a home pregnancy test is recommended. If the test is negative, I would recommend that you go see a Dr/provider like a nurse practitioner for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes brown vaginal discharge?

What causes brown vaginal discharge?

Probably old blood: This is probably blood that has been retained from your menses but younshoukdmdiscuss this with your gynecologist for a full evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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What can a brown vaginal discharge mean?

What can a brown vaginal discharge mean?

Spotting: Brown vaginal discharge can mean small amounts of bleeding and it turns brown when older or it can mean severe vaginal infection. Brown vaginal discharge is also associated with a retained tampon. In pregnancy it can mean possible miscarriage and should be checked by doctor. Mid Cycle, it can indicate ovulation and 1 week postulation, it can signal implantation. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have brown vaginal discharge?

Usually old blood: Depending on other history (periods, other symptoms) may or may not be important. ...Read more

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What are the causes of reddish brown vaginal discharge?

Old blood usually: When bright red blood bleeds inside your uterus during your period it might sit there for some time, congeal into a clot, and then later liquify and come out as dark menstrual blood. As it sits longer in the genital tract it gets browner and by the time you see anything it is a mixture of newer (red) blood and older(brown) blood. ...Read more

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I keep having dark brown vaginal discharge is there an explanation for it? It's been going on for a few weeks.

I keep having dark brown vaginal discharge is there an explanation for it? It's been going on for a few weeks.

Brown discharge: Period blood varies from bright red, to dark, to brown. There's iron in blood cells, and when it oxidizes, or rusts, it changes color. At start of period it's red, then brown. During perimenopause, periods start brown then red then brown again. Since you don't mention meds or sexual activity, can't say. May need to be checked if after ur next period it continues. Good Luck ...Read more

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Hi, I have been having brown vaginal discharge constantly for the past 2 months and I'm not sure why???

Vaginitis: Brown Discharge for two months is usually some kind of vaginal infection see OBGyn or your family physician to evaluate you in person ...Read more

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 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