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What causes terrible smelling brown vaginal discharge for at least three days after each period ?

What causes terrible smelling brown vaginal discharge for at least three days after  each period ?

Sounds like BV : Sounds like bacterial vaginosis mixed with menstrual blood. Bv is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. The only real way to fix it is with antibiotics. There is an over the counter product called rephresh which can help normalize the ph of the vagina. ...Read more

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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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Reasons for brown vaginal discharge?

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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How to stop brown vaginal discharge?

Go see the MD: You need to know why you are having the brown discharge ie infection, bleeding, a problem in the uterus. This can be figured out during an office visit. ...Read more

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Is brown vaginal discharge concerning?

Is brown vaginal discharge concerning?

Sounds normal!: During periods, we shed the inner lining of the uterus -- the endometrium -- if we're not pregnant. Sometimes that shed layer may not come out for a day or two & can turn brown. So can be normal; why it changed, i can't say. If you are having low pelvic pain, the discharge is unusually foul smelling, or your have a fever, though, it could be an infection -- then see an ob/gyn! good luck! ...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 can a brown vaginal discharge mean?

What can a brown vaginal discharge mean?

Spotting: Brown vaginal discharge can mean small amounts of bleeding and it turns brown when older or it can mean severe vaginal infection. Brown vaginal discharge is also associated with a retained tampon. In pregnancy it can mean possible miscarriage and should be checked by doctor. Mid Cycle, it can indicate ovulation and 1 week postulation, it can signal implantation. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have brown vaginal discharge?

Is it bad to have brown vaginal discharge?

Sounds normal!: During periods, we shed the inner lining of the uterus -- the endometrium -- if we're not pregnant. Sometimes that shed layer may not come out for a day or two & can turn brown. So can be normal; why it changed, i can't say. If you are having low pelvic pain, the discharge is unusually foul smelling, or your have a fever, though, it could be an infection -- then see an ob/gyn! good luck! ...Read more

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What exactly does brown vaginal discharge mean?

What exactly does brown vaginal discharge mean?

Sounds normal!: During periods, we shed the inner lining of the uterus -- the endometrium -- if we're not pregnant. Sometimes that shed layer may not come out for a day or two & can turn brown. So can be normal; why it changed, i can't say. If you are having low pelvic pain, the discharge is unusually foul smelling, or your have a fever, though, it could be an infection -- then see an ob/gyn! good luck! ...Read more

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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more