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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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I have a dark brown discharge from my vagina, what can that be please?

I have a dark brown discharge from my vagina, what can that be please?

Old blood: do a preg test, if negative ok this is probably just spotting but if you don't have regular periods in general, see your doc ...Read more

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I have a dark brown discharge from my vagina but my period ended 10 days ago ?

I have a dark brown discharge from my vagina but my period ended 10 days ago ?

Tampon: Do you have pain and itching? Is it possible you have a tampon, with a missing string. If persist get checked. ...Read more

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Having light to dark brown discharge coming from my vagina with dark brown clots. No pd in 3 months. Not sexually active. What's wrong with me?

Having light to dark brown discharge coming from my vagina with dark brown clots. No pd in 3 months. Not sexually active. What's wrong with me?

Irregular periods: Most likely you are not ovulating regularly and you are having irregular bleeding . This can be due either from an excess of estrogen (high BMI, diabetes) or low estrogen states (anorexia, endurance training) ...Read more

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What can brown discharge from vagina and itching be from?

What can brown discharge from vagina and itching be from?

Cervicitis: Brown discharge is usually a bloody discharge and can be caused by a cervix inflamed by any kind of infection or a vaginal infection see your gyn. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a brown discharge from vagina after bowel moment? Im 28 and this is almost common for me after my 3rd child is this bad?

Is it normal to have a brown discharge from vagina after bowel moment? Im 28 and this is almost common for me after my 3rd child is this bad?

Possible fistula? : If you had a vaginal delivery it is possible that if you suffered any tear during the process you may had developed a small connection between your rectum and vagina, which is called fistula. Having these symptoms is very suggestive of this. The only way to find out for sure is to have an evaluation with your gyn provider. If this is the issue it can be surgically repaired. ...Read more

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17 years old, severe urge to pee, burning when pee, slight odour and once brown discharge from vagina?

17 years old, severe urge to pee, burning when pee, slight odour and once brown discharge from vagina?

Uti: Your symptoms suggest a lower urinary tract infection and this is confirmed with a urine culture. If positive usually one tablet of a quinolone type antibiotic(not taken when pregnant) clears it. Persistent vaginal discharge suggests a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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As far as brown discharge from vagina.. It stopped with taking septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). I have a uti, could the brown discharge clearing mean, the septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is working.

As far as brown discharge from vagina.. It stopped with taking septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). I have a uti, could the brown discharge clearing mean, the septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is working.

Possible: Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not usually used for vaginal infections. It is frequently used for bladder infections. One of the more frequent causes of bladder infections is the e. Coli bacteria from the rectum. If that organism causes vaginal symptoms, then septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would have an effect on those symptoms while being used for the bladder infection. ...Read more

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Clear mucus discharge from vagina? What does it mean?!? Help? Because i don't want to be preganant:'( also with brown discharge with it

Clear mucus discharge from vagina? What does it mean?!? Help? Because i don't want to be preganant:'( 
also with brown discharge with it

Discharge: A pregnancy test is simple, cheap, and will quickly answer your question about pregnancy. Otherwise, brown mucus discharge may be normal or a sign of a uterine problem, cervical problem or even a vaginal infection. Either way, just see a doctor who can easily tell you what is going on. ...Read more

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I've had dark brown, chunky discharge from my vagina for 3 months, before and after switching birth controls and a vaginal ultrasound. Help!

I've had dark brown, chunky discharge from my vagina for 3 months, before and after switching birth controls and a vaginal ultrasound. Help!

See a doctor: Since your symptoms have continued it is very important to have this evaluated. Discharge of this type is not normal and needs further attention. See your ob/gyn or family doctor asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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Teen not had first period yet experiencing brown discharge from vagina?

First period: if 16 and no period then needs a doctor work up or age 14 if no pubertal changes. The brown discharge may be start of her periods. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge from vagina and late period. What could this mean?

I have brown discharge from vagina and late period. What could this mean?

Could be normal: Blood sitting in the vagina too long will turn brown/dark because of the high acidity. So, it maybe that you bled just little and the blood stayed there too long. It could also be that you are pregnant, or have an infection such as vaginitis. Most likely, however, it is normal discharge from having a light period. Check a hpt just to make sure. If bothersome or worsen, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Abnormal Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Women are used to changes in their bodies during their cycles. Many women get a lot of mucous right before ovulation and some have a small amount of daily discharge. An abnormal discharge is anything that falls outside of what you are used to, particularly if it has an odor or ...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