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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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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin).  How long does the niacin stay in your body..  Flushing?

Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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Recently I've been getting frequent white discharges about once a month for the past three months I am currently uninsured please give me advice?

Recently I've been getting frequent white discharges about once a month for the past three months I am currently uninsured please give me advice?

BV? Yeast? Trich?: If u r w/o risks for stds most likely cause would be yeast (thick, white curd-like, no odor). There r otc medications for that i'm sure u r aware. Or bacterial vaginosis is possible & it's characterized by a thin yellow or grey odorous discharge. 1/3 time it resolves w/o treatment. But treatment requires prescription. Gonorrhea, chlamydia & trichomonas & non-infectious causes also possible. ...Read more

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Good evening Dr. Just wondering if you could give me abit of girly advice. I am experiencing little pain in lower adobmen and pink discharge. Thanks?

To start...: The first thing I would suggest to check for is pregnancy if you have been sexually active recently. Other possibilities: Infection, spotting if you are in birth control hormones, hormonal variation, ruptured ovarian cyst, among other less common. My advise is to see a gynecologist for exam and tests as needed. ...Read more

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White discharge, no smell. For over a week? Not normal for me at all. Advice?

White discharge, no smell. For over a week? Not normal for me at all. Advice?

Itchies: It may be a yeast infection. Try over the counter vaginal yeast medication. If that doesn't work, then you need to see an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have had thick white liquid discharge for 3 days is this ovulation?

Any advice? I have had thick white liquid discharge for 3 days is this ovulation?

You'd have to: provide information about your menstrual cycle, and when your last period started to answer this. Go ahead and submit again, with more info. ...Read more