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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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Brown vaginal Discharge while breastfeeding and also I'm sexual active.

Brown vaginal Discharge while breastfeeding and also I'm sexual active.

Brown: Its likely old bloody discharge, however it could also be infection or blood from a new pregnancy. Breastfeeding only acts like birth control for a month or so. Check a pregnancy test and if the brown discharge has an odor or gets worse see your health care provider ...Read more

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I am 4.5 months postpartum and have had a thin watery vaginal discharge since giving birth. There is a strong vaginal scent. I'm 27 this is my third child vaginal birth no tearing and breast feeding.

Ok: Some discharge is normal but over 2 months may be due to other causes like bacterial vaginosis or it might just be physiologic. Talk to your GYN who can assess you and determine if its normal or abnormal ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an increased vaginal discharge while using Metrogel for an apparent infection?

Possible: Just finish you treatment course and then if still having discharge two days later, get rechecked. ...Read more

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I've been having intense itching frequent urination and increased vaginal discharge what could this be?

I've been having intense itching frequent urination and increased vaginal discharge what could this be?

Yeast: Sounds like a yeast infection. There are OTC medication specifically for yeast - if that does not work then see your doctor. ...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?

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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Infection? Increased white kinda creamy vaginal discharge and kinda lumpy white stuff around clitorus may have cut self masturbating could this be why

Infection? Increased white kinda creamy vaginal discharge and kinda lumpy white stuff around clitorus may have cut self masturbating could this be why

Yeast infection: Seems that you may have a yeast infection. First, make sure you wash the area well. Second, check that there is no swelling or pus which could indicate a bacterial infection. Third, try an over-the-counter remedy like Monistat. If that doesn't work in a couple days, see your primary care doctor or gynecologist for an evaluation and prescription for anti-fungal medicine. ...Read more

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Sorry to keep bugging ya'll, but I'm in chemopause. Now increased vaginal discharge. Seeing dr, but could this mean my period may be returning? Worried?

Sorry to keep bugging ya'll, but I'm in chemopause. Now increased vaginal discharge. Seeing dr, but could this mean my period may be returning? Worried?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge can not reliably be used to predict the onset of menses. If you are menopausal now it could indicate the Estrogen deficiency of the vagina. It also could indicate a vaginal infection. Any Obgyn can easily assist you with this problem. ...Read more

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Increased milky white vaginal discharge and purple colored tint to vagina. What does that mean?

Hard to say: It can mean and infection of some sort either fungal or bacterial- you would need to be seen and the discharge examined under microscopy for the best answer. ...Read more

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Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have increased vaginal discharge around your period & while on the pill?

Is it normal to have increased vaginal discharge around your period & while on the pill?

Yes: Some people have increased discharge at different or consistent times of their menstrual cycle. It is not uncommon for there to be some change in vaginal discharge with a new pill. If the discharge is increasing, concerning, associated with an odor or discomfort, however, it would always be worth seeing a doctor who can test for simple treatable causes such as yeast or bv. ...Read more

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Recently had increased vaginal discharge. Today when I went to the bathroom, found small brown fecal looking clumps. On birth control.?

Abnormal discharge: Any new or abnormal vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. Not sure what to make of the clumps, but an infection or abnormal vaginal bleeding may be involved. STDs are common at age 21, should be checked. Probably the clumps aren't really feces, but if so it would mean a rectovaginal fistula, i.e. an abnormal connection between vagina and rectum. Bottom line: see doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have an increased amount of vaginal discharge. It is not discoloured and I have had this issue for years. What can I do to decrease the discharge?

May be modified: First consider getting an exam and tests for infections if there is any chance of an std. The glands in the vagina and the cervix make much of the secretions that form a normal discharge. If your glands make more than you can tolerate, you could ask a doctor to prescribe contraception with estrogen and progestins in it. This may change the amount of gland activity. ...Read more

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3 Months postpartum and experiencing increased mucus like vaginal discharge but have not gotten my period. Is this normal?

3 Months postpartum and experiencing increased mucus like vaginal discharge but have not gotten my period. Is this normal?

Vaginal discharge: Mucous vaginal discharge has a variety of causes. Testing will be needed to determine the cause and treatment. At that visit you can address options for menstrual cycle regulation. If you are breastfeeding then this may be the cause of your missed periods. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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9 weeks late, previous hpt were negative. Cramps, increased vaginal discharge and slightly green poop?? Gp wasn't any help.

9 weeks late, previous hpt were negative. Cramps, increased vaginal discharge and slightly green poop?? Gp wasn't any help.

Try a OB GYN MD: You need to see a specialist who focuses totally on women such as an OB GYN MD for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had super white vaginal discharge. Soft honey consistensy. Increased when I pee. No sml. No itch. But more than normal. Had it for a month. Std? Yeast?

I've had super white vaginal discharge. Soft honey consistensy. Increased when I pee. No sml. No itch. But more than normal. Had it for a month. Std? Yeast?

See a doctor: Very difficult to judge the cause based on what you say. Every new or increased vaginal discharge needs medical care if the cause isn't obvious. As you suggest yourself, possibilities include STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) if you're at risk (and many 21 yr old women are). Yeast and bacterial vaginosis also are possible. See your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was prescribed metronidazole & nystatin oint is it normal for my vaginal discharge to be dark & increased after taking my last period was 2weeks ago?

I was prescribed metronidazole & nystatin oint is it normal for my vaginal discharge to be dark & increased after taking my last period was 2weeks ago?

Vaginal discharge: Neither metronidazole or nystatin will change the color of your vaginal discharge. Not sure what significance this is if any. If it keeps up and you are disturbed by it go and see your gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can white vaginal discharge ok?

Can white vaginal discharge ok?

That depends: Yeast infections present w thick, white, chunky discharge w/o odor that can cause itching, burning w intercourse/ urination, pain, redness ; swelling. Normal vaginal discharge is called leukorrhea. It is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. ^ is seen w ovulation ; pregnancy. It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. >. ...Read more

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I have brown bloody vaginal discharge?

I have brown bloody vaginal discharge?

That is likely old: Deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. If not occurring in conjunction with period it could be breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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My vaginal discharge normal or abnormal?

My vaginal discharge normal or abnormal?

Depends: Every woman has vaginal discharge. The amount and consistency can change with the hormones through the month. Discharge is only abnormal if it burns, smells bad or is irritating. Some STDs such as chlamydia do not always cause a discharge so if you are worried you have gotten an std, you will need a urine or vaginal test done. ...Read more

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Clear thinsticky vaginal discharge normal?

Vaginal secretions: Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear ; like uncooked egg whites), clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.; pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an. ...Read more

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What causes a bad odor in vaginal discharge?

BV most likely: Bv most likely is the cause of a fishy smelling discharge. This is easy to treat and get rid of. See your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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How should I handle a white vaginal discharge?

Associated symptom: It really depends on e nature of the discharge? Is it associated with itching, odor, etc? In all likelihood it is probably a normal discharge but I would discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Kobasa
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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


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more