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Do you get pink or white discharge with endometrial cancer?

Do you get pink or white discharge with endometrial cancer?

Bleeding can occur: One of the signs of endometrial cancer is vaginal bleeding after menopause. Pink discharge could be a sign of bleeding. If a woman is having bleeding after menopause, it would be a good idea to visit her doctor. ...Read more

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How do you know if its your period about to arrive in a week or you are pregnant with heavy thick white discharge with no smell??

How do you know if its your period about to arrive in a week or you are pregnant with heavy thick white discharge with no smell??

You don't know.: Neither of these will tell you. You are stuck with waiting and then pregnancy tests. If you develop itching the drainage might be cacdida. ...Read more

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I have thick white discharge with vag atrophy and can't take hormones. Will a moisturizer help with this? If not other suggestions?

I have thick white discharge with vag atrophy and can't take hormones. Will a moisturizer help with this? If not other suggestions?

Atrophic vaginitis?: There are many causes of vaginal discharge, including atrophic vaginitis associated with low estrogen levels. Discuss with your doctor; it should be easy to diagnose. Vaginal estrogens usually help a lot, and don't cause the problems that prevent oral hormone treatment. Good luck! ...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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Thick white discharge; cottage cheese look but white. Not accompanied by pain/smell/itch/burn, etc - what is thIs from? Actively trying to get preg.

Thick white discharge; cottage cheese look but white. Not accompanied by pain/smell/itch/burn, etc - what is thIs from? Actively trying to get preg.

Get tested: 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. Yours sounds like yeast ...Read more

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What to do if I have thick white vaginal discharge?

What to do if I have thick white vaginal discharge?

Discharge: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. 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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How would I know if I got bv, trichomonas, or small amount of bleeding from a cyst or vaginal inflammation. I got a odor witg brown discharge help?

How would I know if I got bv, trichomonas, or small amount of bleeding from a cyst or vaginal inflammation. I got a odor witg brown discharge help?

See your doctor: The description suggests either bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis, but without examining vaginal secretions it is impossible to diagnose over the internet. See your family physician or regular ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What kind of discharge (consistency) do you get with vaginal atrophy?

What kind of discharge (consistency) do you get with vaginal atrophy?

Common: Vaginal discharge can occur and is largely due to the shedding of vaginal cells. It is normal and as long as it is not associated with a foul odor or irritation or itching. It is usually clear, white, and sometimes slightly yellow tinged. ...Read more

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Can you still get white discharge with an ectopic pregnancy?

Can you still get white discharge with an ectopic pregnancy?

Common in pregnancy: An increased discharge in pregnancy is common and is a hormonal effect. This is certainly possible in an ectopic pregnancy as well. If there is an abnormal discharge in a pregnant woman, though, it should be addressed with her ob/gyn as it also might represent a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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With a yeast infection do you necessarily have to have clumps of discharge or itching. I have a slight discomfort & like a burn & discharge. ?

With a yeast infection do you necessarily have to have clumps of discharge or itching. I have a slight discomfort & like a burn & discharge. ?

Sounds like yeast: The symptoms of vaginal yeast infections are quite variable. The most common symptom is itching and irritation. Discharge is often absent or small and thick in amoung (often called cottage cheese-like), but there are plenty of exceptions. Best to be professionally diagnosed if uncertain. If you try an OTC anti-yeast treatment, for sure see doctor if it doesn't clear up symptoms in a few days. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have light tan/off white vaginal discharge? No odor or itching.

Discharge: Vaginal discharge is the result of secretions produced from small glands in the lining of the vagina and the cervix. All women have a little discharge starting a year or two before puberty and ending after the menopause. The light brown discharge is actually a mixture of blood remains and vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an increase in vaginal discharge and some brown discharge mean?

How will i know what does an increase in vaginal discharge and some brown discharge mean?

That is likely: Blood mixed in with your vaginal secretions. Brown is often older blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please get medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Do you think you can give me an idea of what i have? odorless yellowish vaginal discharge accompanied with itching.

Need to see a GYN: Without knowing whether you've been sexually active, the most important thing is to see a doctor in person. Many STDs or yeast infections involve itchiness and discharge, and most can be easily treated with an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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How do I know if the white discharge after intercourse is a vaginal secretion or something else?

How do I know if the white discharge after intercourse is a vaginal secretion or something else?

Hmmmm: White discharge after intercourse, can, of course, be semen if he ejaculated inside the vagina. Otherwise, it's normal to have some whitish discharge that actually comes from the vagina. If your discharge isn't bothering you when you're not having sex, it's likely nothing to worry about. Concerning discharge: it itches, it smells fishy, or it's so much that it soaks your underwear. ...Read more

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Do you get pink or white discharge with endometrial cancer?

Bleeding can occur: One of the signs of endometrial cancer is vaginal bleeding after menopause. Pink discharge could be a sign of bleeding. If a woman is having bleeding after menopause, it would be a good idea to visit her doctor. ...Read more

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Can an 18 year old get endometrial cancer?

Can an 18 year old get endometrial cancer?

No, except...: ...That anything is possible. However, for a long time the position of gynecologists has been that under the age of 30, the probability of endometrial cancer being the source of abnormal vaginal bleeding was so small as to not justify endometrial biopsy. However, any abnormal vaginal bleeding requires careful analysis and a satisfactory diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get endometrial cancer?

Do a lot of people get endometrial cancer?

1 in 38: A woman in the US has a 1 in 38 chance of getting uterine cancer during her lifetime. ...Read more

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What symptoms might a women get if she had endometrial cancer?

What symptoms might a women get if she had endometrial cancer?

Abnormal discharge.: Abnormal vaginal discharge (90% of patients), abnormal vaginal bleeding (80% of patients), and leukorrhea (a thick, whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge, 10% of patients) are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Can someone get endometrial cancer randomly?

Can someone get endometrial cancer randomly?

Yes: It is not clear what you mean by randomly? But endometrial cancer may arise without specific warning signs. ...Read more

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I get my period every 2 wks due to PCOS. Does this not put me at the same risk of endometrial cancer that's common with having few or no periods?

I get my period every 2 wks due to PCOS. Does this not put me at the same risk of endometrial cancer that's common with having few or no periods?

Yes: If you have PCOS, you are not ovulating and not producing progesterone. Whether you have frequent or infrequent bleeding, you are at an increased risk for endometrial cancer if this goes on for several years. It's important that you have periods that result from Progesterone exposure. If you arent making it yourself, the easiest way to get it is by cycling w OCPs. It will also help w hair growth. ...Read more

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How fast does endometrial cancer typically grow (in terms of years)?

How fast does endometrial cancer typically grow (in terms of years)?

Varies: Endometrial cancer is usually a slower growing tumor, but once detected, it should be treated promptly for best outcome. ...Read more

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When you have endometrial cancer how often do you experience bleeding?

When you have endometrial cancer how often do you experience bleeding?

Common symptom: Abnormal bleeding is the most common symptom associated with endometrial cancer. A biopsy in your gynecologists office can easily answer if there is something worrisome about the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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I'm trying to determine if I have symptoms of endometriosis, or endometrial cancer. There are some overlapping symptoms.

I'm trying to determine if I have symptoms of endometriosis, or endometrial cancer.  There are some overlapping symptoms.

No telling: If you have symptoms that suggest endometrial cancer to you, even a physician will probably not be able to make the call without imaging and perhaps a biopsy. Your life is too valuable for guesswork. Please get seen. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometrial cancer?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometrial cancer?

Certain doctors do: Typically patients with endometrial cancer will be seen by a gynecological oncologist or a medical oncologist. Surgery should always be done by a gyn oncologist. If there is a need for chemotherapy that can be done by either the gyn onc or med onc depending on where the patient is being treated. If radiation is needed a radiation oncologist would do e treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between endometrial cancer & uterine cancer?

Almost synonymous: Uterine cancers are endometrial origin , they are endometrial cancers , some times broader term , uterine cancer is used to include cancers like ca of tubes, sarcomas ( which is mesothelial origin not ectodermal cancer ) , other uterine structures . Physicians use cell specific term , so use the term endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Will I be able to have children after my treatment for endometrial cancer?

Will I be able to have children after my treatment for endometrial cancer?

No: The standard surgery for endometrial cancer will remove both ovaries and your uterus and therefore you will not be able to have children after your surgery. ...Read more

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Can a doc just look at tissue from d & c and say that it's probably not endometrial cancer?

Can a doc just look at tissue from d & c and say that it's probably not endometrial cancer?

No: He / she is free to look but visuals on D&C products are famously unreliable. The pathologist needs to look, and if you have any doubts, you can it read by several of us. ...Read more

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If I am taking 300 mg of prometrium daily does that significantly protect me from endometrial cancer ?

If I am taking 300 mg of prometrium daily does that significantly protect me from endometrial cancer 
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Progestins : May I start off by asking by you are taking such a large dose? Usually we give 100 mg or 200 mg. You don't need to take so much. So, to answer your question, yes. But, you are taking too much and make cause other problems, side effects and risks. ...Read more

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How likely is it for endometrial cancer to metastasize?

How likely is it for endometrial cancer to metastasize?

It depends: The answer to this really depends on the stage, grade and histology of the endometrial cancer. For example, early stage, low grade adenocarcinomas have a low chance to metastasize whereas a higher stage, papillary serous type endometrial cancer has a higher risk of metastasizing. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer look like adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Can endometrial cancer look like adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Possibly: Endometrial cancer in the early stages can appear as a widened endometrial strip on ultrasound. This can mimic adenomyosis. If there is bleeding, this should be evaluated by a gynecologist and perhaps with a d&c. ...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


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