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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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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 causes vaginal brown discharge?

What causes vaginal brown discharge?

Blood: There could be several possibilities but the most likely is blood. You may have stared spotting but the flow is very light. Consequently the blood can become oxidized in the process and turn from red to brown. The blood could be associated with abnormal uterine bleeding or infection and may need to be evaluated if it persists. ...Read more

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What causes a brown vaginal discharge?

What causes a brown vaginal discharge?

Infection, bleeding: Old blood looks brown. Vaginal infections can present as brown discharge. Both situations need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of reddish brown vaginal discharge?

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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What kinds of stds cause Pink vaginal discharge With Foul Odor?

What kinds of stds cause Pink vaginal discharge With Foul Odor?

Here are some...: Foul-odored vaginal discharge suggests BV or STD-related vaginitis, usually being bacterial, chlamydia, trichomonas, etc. But, clinically it doesn't matter because you need to be treated and followed anyway. More? Ask the treating doctor timely so to get right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling for the present and the future. ...Read more

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What are causes of brown vaginal mucus?

What are causes of brown vaginal mucus?

Infection?: This sort of discharge usually suggests an infection, including gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas if at risk for STD. Hormonal problems (e.g. contraception dose), miscarriage, or other problems also are possible. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. See your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Whats causes greenish discharge from vagina?

Whats causes greenish discharge from vagina?

Infection: Infection or retained tampon causing an infection. You need to be examined and tested to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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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 causes thick and clumpy discharge from the vagina?

What causes thick and clumpy discharge from the vagina?

Vaginal discharge: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Causes of yelowish watery discharge during ovulation?

Causes of yelowish watery discharge during ovulation?

Cervical mucus: The cervical mucus near ovulation typically has a clear/yellow slimy appearance, sometimes described as looking watery or like eggwhites. This mucus helps transport sperm up through the cervical canal. ...Read more

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Causes of bloating and dark brown discharge? Possible pregnancy?..

Causes of bloating and dark brown discharge? Possible pregnancy?..

Maybe: Given this small amount of info, you could be pregnant. The best way to tell is to get a urine pregnancy test - either from doctor or a home test. These tests are very reliable when done correctly. ...Read more

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Are brown pinworms and green vaginal discharge related?

See you doctor: See your doctor to get treatment for the possible vaginal infection and the pinworm issue, which may not be related. ...Read more

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Is brown vaginal discharge a sign of conception?

Is brown vaginal discharge a sign of conception?

No: It's very non-specific. That doesn't mean you couldn't have conceived, but the discharge doesn't tell you anything. ...Read more

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Reasons for brown vaginal discharge?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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What causes an orangish (dark yellow) vaginal discharge?

Different causes: You need to have the discharge checked by your health care provider. There are several ways to check the cause, including microscopic evaluation and culture. It should be checked by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Is white vaginal discharge a sign of pregnancy?

Is white vaginal discharge a sign of pregnancy?

Although it is very: Common to have an increase in white vaginal discharge (leukorrhea) when pregnant, it is not diagnostic in and of itself. Recommend that you take a home pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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What causes a brown vaginal discharge?

Infection, bleeding: Old blood looks brown. Vaginal infections can present as brown discharge. Both situations need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can having a routine bladder infection cause a brown vaginal discharge?

Can having a routine bladder infection cause a brown vaginal discharge?

Hematuria: Not sure what you are referring too as brown discharge. Often if a patient has blood in their urine it can appear brownish. Blood in the urine with a UTI is common, but can also indicated other concerns.. The urine should a the minimum be re-checked after the UTI symptoms have abated. ...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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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 causes terrible smelling brown vaginal discharge for at least three days after each period ?

Infection possible: Because of the foul odor, you should probably be seen to rule out infection. If you are a tampon user and leave it in for prolonged periods of time, this can also cause odor. Some slight odor around the period may be normal. ...Read more

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What could cause brown vaginal discharge, one week before period?

What could cause brown vaginal discharge, one week before period?

Anovulation: Yu've experienced a missed cycle. These are most commonly due to anovulation. This occurs when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels which disrupts the cycle. ...Read more

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What can cause brown vaginal discharge after sex while on birth control?

What can cause brown vaginal discharge after sex while on birth control?

See your doctor: Brown discharge is typically light bleeding. There are lots of causes of bleeding, including pregnancy, stds, other infections, polyps, or fibroids. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

What is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

The brown discharge: Is most likely old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from your uterus. You may be having a hormonal imbalance. Take care. ...Read more

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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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Can lower back injury cause brown/black clotty vaginal discharge er wont do scans and now i am bleeding today injury happened 3 days ago no scan take?

Can lower back injury  cause brown/black clotty vaginal discharge er wont do scans and now i am bleeding today injury happened 3 days ago no scan take?

Depends on accurate: This depends on an accurae diagnosis. Back pain is not the cause of the bleeding but the cause of the back pain may be related to it. You need to have your physician have yous see a gynecologist. This is not a problem that the ER can clarify - you need to see your gynecologist who is a speciasit for this problem ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks i have brown vaginal discharge whats the cause ?

For the past 2 weeks i have brown vaginal discharge whats the cause ?

Maybe old blood: It might be old blood but without a MD examining the discharge, I cannot confirm that suspicion. ...Read more

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Large amount of creamy/light brown vaginal discharge when using the restroom twice today. What could the cause be?

Large amount of creamy/light brown vaginal discharge when using the restroom twice today. What could the cause be?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle and can be a normal sign of the hormonal changes of pregnancy. On the other hand, vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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