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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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Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Probably normal: Dark brown discharge is just old blood. The first thing to rule out is always pregnancy. If that's negative then you probably have a hormone imbalance making your periods irregular. ...Read more

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My symptoms: dark red/ brown vaginal discharge, watery or yellowish discharge, weightloss and 2 periods in one month. Discomfort during sex/tampon?

My symptoms: dark red/ brown vaginal discharge, watery or yellowish discharge, weightloss and 2 periods in one month. Discomfort  during  sex/tampon?

May be STD : Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Yellow vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Brown usually means old blood. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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I have had increased vaginal discharge that is white clear and has a strange odor no itchiness or redness what can I do to get rid of this?

I have had increased vaginal discharge that is white clear and has a strange odor no itchiness or redness what can I do to get rid of this?

Normal discharge: White to clear discharge is normal. As you progress through your cycle your vaginal discharge changes. At times it will be thinner or thicker depending on the time in your cycle. No medication needed as there is no infection. ...Read more

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The last two days l have been experiencing a pearl color vaginal discharge and have redness and dry patch on the bottom surface of the vulva.. ?

The last two days l have been experiencing a pearl  color vaginal discharge and have redness and dry patch on the bottom surface of the vulva.. ?

Yeast: This sounds classic for yeast infection. You could try an over the counter anti-fungal from the drugstore, and then if that doesn't work, see a doctor for a more thorough exam and testing. Or you can go straight to doctor. Pearl color discharge is normal. ...Read more

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3 or 4 years white heavy sometimes chunky vaginal discharge? White/crusty on underwear. No itching or redness, sometimes fishy smelling. (female)

3 or 4 years white heavy sometimes chunky vaginal discharge? White/crusty on underwear. No itching or redness, sometimes fishy smelling. (female)

Unlikely one thing: My guess is that you have both vaginal candida and an overgrowth of bacteria. Both are quite common and it is not rare to have them both. The treatments are relatively inexpensive and safe. It's time to get some help. ...Read more

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Is white vaginal discharge normal. It doesn't smell at all, and is kind of stretchy, but not a lot. No itching, or redness etc. I am 16 years old

Is white vaginal discharge normal. It doesn't smell at all, and is kind of stretchy, but not a lot. No itching, or redness etc. I am 16 years old

White discharge: Yes the white discharge you describe can be quite normal and you should not worry about it unless you do develop itching, redness, swelling, a bad odor or pain. ...Read more

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Is milky white vaginal discharge normal? No smell no itchiness or redness just milky white discharge?

Is milky white vaginal discharge normal? No smell no itchiness  or redness just milky white discharge?

Exam and testing : 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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Currently experiencing yellowish-green vaginal discharge with a weird smell but no signs of redness on that area. Doesnt hurt when i pee too?

Currently experiencing yellowish-green vaginal discharge with a weird smell but no signs of redness on that area. Doesnt hurt when i pee too?

Need STD exam: Please go get an exam to see if your vaginal discharge is from a sexually transmitted infection

Does you partner have discharge from his penis or pain with urination? ...Read more

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Been having weird Vaginal discharge, thick looks and smells sperm-ish, no itch or redness , 11 days ago was the last time I've had sex. Normal??

Been having weird Vaginal discharge, thick looks and smells sperm-ish, no itch or redness , 11 days ago was the last time I've had sex. Normal??

Not sure: 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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At this time I have vaginal discharge odor of vomit, no itchin, no redness, sporadic but stabbing pain, have an IUD for 3 years, what could be?

At this time I have vaginal discharge odor of vomit, no itchin, no redness, sporadic but stabbing pain, have an IUD for 3 years, what could be?

Not normal: Please see your gyn, u may have a vaginal and or uterine infection and must make sure the iud is in the right place. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchiness) . The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Vaginal odor. W...

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchiness) . The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Vaginal odor. W...

Vaginal Infection: Sounds like you may have a vaginal infection. You need to see your family doctor or gyn for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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WateryClear odorless vaginal discharge and itchiness and redness, rash on labia minora. second time in month. I have a single partner, he has no sympt?

WateryClear odorless vaginal discharge and itchiness and redness, rash on labia minora. second time in month. I have a single partner, he has no sympt?

MD must see: You need to see a GYN MD so that your symptoms can be accurately evaluated and treated. vulvar and labial rashes can be caused by many entities. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal odor and abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: cheesy discharge) . The following also describe me: Vaginal itching and Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

I am experiencing  vaginal odor and abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: cheesy discharge) . The following also describe me: Vaginal itching and Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

Vaginal discharge: What you describe can be a vaginal yeast infection. First try over the counter yeast remedies (ask your pharmacist to recommend one) and if that does not work in a few days, see a gyn provider for an exam and treatment. It may be another kind of vaginal infection, but yeast (fungus) is the most common. ...Read more

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What does red in your vaginal discharge mean?

What does red in your vaginal discharge mean?

Bleeding : A blood-tinged vaginal discharge indicates that there is bleeding either from the vagina, cervix or uterus. This could be a sign of infection or some kind of anatomic change, such as a polyp. This is easily evaluated by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Hi, i'v noticed that for about two days i've had a white vaginal discharge.. It does itch a bit and it's a bit red. No odor though, what could it be?

Hi, i'v noticed that for about two days i've had a white vaginal discharge.. It does itch a bit and it's a bit red. No odor though, what could it be?

Most likely yeast: Hello Elizabeth,

When you are speaking of an itchy vaginal discharge the first thing that comes to mind is a yeast infection. These, as you describe do not have a foul or fishy odor. The discharge may be clumpy like cottage cheese or simply just thick and pasty. There are several OTC treatments that will make you feel better and if this does not work your doctor can help. ...Read more

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I've been having a light red vaginal discharge. I've been having unprotected sex for almost 2 months. What can this mean?

I've been having a light red vaginal discharge. I've been having unprotected sex for almost 2 months. What can this mean?

Vag discharge: After two months of unprotected sex, this could be a sexually transmitted infection or an early pregancy. Time to see your doctor. ...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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For some reason I have red tinged vaginal discharge. I have been off my cycle for about a week. I just noticed it happening today. I don't feel ill besides a headache half the day. It's happened before but went away. Should I be concerned or not?

For some reason I have red tinged vaginal discharge. I have been off my cycle for about a week. I just noticed it happening today. I don't feel ill besides a headache half the day. It's happened before but went away. Should I be concerned or not?

No: Variations in menses and timing of onset is common. Unless you are concerned about being pregnant, its not a issue. Ibuprofen for pain as needed and watch for symptoms to improve. If it worsens, talk to your gyn
for further work up
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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I have been noticing red / brown vaginal discharge for almost everyday since my last period (it's been weeks) and no other symptoms. Is that normal?

I have been noticing red / brown vaginal discharge for almost everyday since my last period (it's been weeks) and no other symptoms. Is that normal?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Bright red blood spots in stools, vaginal discharge foul smelling.What might be possible cause for my age?

Bright red blood spots in stools, vaginal discharge foul smelling.What might be possible cause for my age?

Bloody stool: Blood in your stool is not normal and needs from the evaluation by your doctor. While they're doing that they can also test your vaginal discharge for infection. ...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