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Dr. Christine Norton Dr. Norton
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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Yellow/Brown vaginal discharge with odor during pregnancy is that normal, could it be from my progesterone suppesitory?

Yellow/Brown vaginal discharge with odor during pregnancy is that normal, could it be from my progesterone suppesitory?

Possible BV: You may have an infection like bacterial vaginosis. It is treated with a vaginal gel or pull and is one of the most common causes of vaginal discharge with odor. You should see your doctor and have them examine you and treat you if needed especially since you are pregnant. Sometimes infections that are untreated can increase your risk for preterm delivery. ...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. Pouya Shafipour Dr. Shafipour
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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I am on the paragard IUD and have been experiencing a very light-brown vaginal discharge, no odor. Is it abnormal?

I am on the paragard IUD and have been experiencing a very light-brown vaginal discharge, no odor. Is it abnormal?

It depends: If you just had it inserted, pelvic pain and brown discharge are normal. However, if you experience pain, cramping, bleeding or if the discharge does not stop, see your doctor for evaluation and an ultrasound. Your first two periods are most likely be heavier and with more cramps. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Christine Norton Dr. Norton
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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Yellow/Brown vaginal discharge with odor during pregnancy is that normal, could it be from my progesterone suppesitory?

Possible BV: You may have an infection like bacterial vaginosis. It is treated with a vaginal gel or pull and is one of the most common causes of vaginal discharge with odor. You should see your doctor and have them examine you and treat you if needed especially since you are pregnant. Sometimes infections that are untreated can increase your risk for preterm delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Claudette Anderson Dr. Anderson
Gynecology
years in practice
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Light brown vaginal discharge no odor not pregnant and already had my period. Was on antibiotics for 1 week what could this be? Serious? HELP!

Light brown vaginal discharge no odor not pregnant and already had my period. Was on antibiotics for 1 week what could this be? Serious? HELP!

Don't panic: Spotting can occur immediately postmenstrually to a few days after or as a result of some inflation at the cervix.If on the pill .antibiotic interAction with hormone ...Read more

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan Dr. Yetimyan
General Practice
47 years in practice
University of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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I have a brown vaginal discharge that is amplified with intercourse. There is an odor but no pain, itching, or burning. What could be causing this?

I have a brown vaginal discharge that is amplified with intercourse. There is an odor but no pain, itching, or burning.  What could be causing this?

Infection: This could be caused by a cervical or vaginal infection. The most common vaginal infection is bacterial vaginosis and the main symptom is an odor. In this case the peroxidase positive lactobacillus which are the most common bacteria in the vagina get killed off, the pH rises and anaerobic bacteria over grow. It is easy to diagnose and treat but you need to see your doctor to do so. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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I have brown vaginal discharge that smells like metal what does that mean ?

I have brown vaginal discharge that smells like metal what does that mean
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Discharge: Unfortunately, neither the color, nor the smell of the discharge is diagnostic of any disorder. It needs to be tested to know what it may be. ...Read more

Dr. Carrie Cannon Dr. Cannon
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I keeo having a pinkish brown vaginal discharge that smells fishy what could this be?

Bacterial vaginosis: Gardnerella vaginalis overgrowth of bacterial vaginosis gives that peculiar foul smell and discharge. It is treated with prescription Metrogel or Flagyl by mouth. Please see your primary care doctor or OB-Gyn specialist for exam, testing and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew Dr. Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Brown vaginal discharge with bread like smell. Help?

Sounds like a yeast : Sounds like a yeast infection (candidal vaginitis). Can cause a brownish discharge. Easily treated with either otc anti-yeast preparations or prescription anti-yeast preparations. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I often have brown vaginal discharge especially mid cycle, and some pain. What can be cause? It also doesn't smell great

Fails "sniff" test: Obviously, the discharge fails the "sniff" test and odors are often noted with vaginal or pelvic infections. See a GYN MD soon to be assessed for the same. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Baumann Dr. Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have brown vaginal discharge for 3days now. Its already 1week after my menstration ended. It has no smell,no pain,no itch. Do i need to get worry?

 I have brown vaginal discharge  for 3days now. Its already 1week after my menstration ended. It has no smell,no pain,no itch. Do i need to get worry?

Probably old blood: Brown equals old blood left over from your period. It is typical to have an "off" period every now and then. This usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. If it continues see your doctor to discuss cycle regulation. Birth control is very effective at regulating the cycle and preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Feola Dr. Feola
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Hi.. i have these light brown vaginal discharge accompanied by foul smell and cramps no itching or other things just that. please help me.

Hi.. i have these light brown vaginal discharge accompanied by foul smell and cramps no itching or other things just that. please help me.

R/O VAGINITIS : Vaginitis can be multifaceted you need full exam , pelvic exam cultures/labs /UA. And STD SCREEN to determine diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I have brown vaginal discharge, I had itching an burning sensation but that has gone now an I have just brown discharge. It doesn't smell ?

I have brown vaginal discharge, I had itching an burning sensation but that has gone now an I have just brown discharge. It doesn't smell ?

See doctor. STD?: Any new or unexplained vaginal discharge needs medical evaluation. At your age (19) and assuming you are sexually active, for this kind of discharge I would be most concerned about an STD, especially chlamydia, gonorrhea, or maybe trichomonas. Itching/burning could be herpes. See your GP or gynecologist, or for guaranteed expert care, perhaps your local NHS GUM clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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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