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13 days old girl with snot-like reddish vaginal discharge. Is this normal or a sign of infection?

13 days old girl with snot-like reddish vaginal discharge. Is this normal or a sign of infection?

Normal event: Probably 1/10 infant females will have a small amount of menstrual blood as early as the 4th and seldom later than the 12th day after birth. It is seldom more than would cover a few q-tips.This is due to withdrawal of pregnancy hormones which stimulate the baby uterus.Many more will have a mucousy sticky discharge.It should be a one time event. ...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


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I'm between 4-6wks pregnant and i've been experiencing some brownish discharge and slight cramping. Is this typically normal or is it a sign of m/c?

I'm between 4-6wks pregnant and i've been experiencing some brownish discharge and slight cramping. Is this typically normal or is it a sign of m/c?

Can be either: Please see you obgyn as u need quant bhcg and Progesterone blood work and repeat in 3 days - the beta should double if it i normal at 6 1/2 - 7 weeks you should be able to see htbeat on us if normal. ...Read more

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For the past 2-3 days i've had a lot of vaginal discharge, it feels like water. I'm due for my period in about 4 days, is this normal? Or a sign of pg

For the past 2-3 days i've had a lot of vaginal discharge, it feels like water. I'm due for my period in about 4 days, is this normal? Or a sign of pg

Not pregnancy: Your cervical mucus thickens when pregnant. It is profuse and watery right before ovulation. If you are past ovulation and have noticed an increased vaginal discharge, i would see your gynecologist for other possible causes. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Newborn is 4 days old and there is foul odor coming from umbilical cord stump but no discharge. Is this normal?

Newborn is 4 days old and there is foul odor coming from umbilical cord stump but no discharge. Is this normal?

Abnormal: Foul smelling umbilical cord stump indicate bacterial growth-which is not good. This may be treated with alcohol swabbing of the stump several times a day. If it drains fluid or remains foul smelling, or the area around it turns red-a visit to the doctor is recommended. You want to avoid omphalitis. ...Read more

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I'm in 37th week of pregnancy, my vagina started to ache. Is it normal and a sign of pre-term labor?

Not usually: Vaginal aching is typically an indication of pressure from pregnancy, not usually preterm labor. Labor pain is cyclical.... It comes in waves and lasts for about 60 seconds or so. The vaginal pain you describe is more typically a stabbing, aching pain that is constant. Sometimes a warm bath at this stage in pregnancy can feel good. ...Read more

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Is white, kind of clear and sticky discharge normal right before a period or is it a sign of pregnancy. Period starts in 2-3 days?

Is white, kind of clear and sticky discharge normal right before a period or is it a sign of pregnancy. Period starts in 2-3 days?

Depends: Discharge in a woman can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. Some common causes of discharge can be yeast, bacterial vaginosis or stds. ...Read more

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Which of the slimy discharges is a true sign forlikely chances of pregnancy. Just resuming intercourse after myomectomy 4 months ago?

Clear and gelatinous: Ovulation dc is clear and you can stretch it between two fingers because it is gelatinous. This is call spinbarkeit. It only occurs around ovulation and last for several days. ...Read more

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Is constant discharge a sign of pregnancy?

Is constant discharge a sign of pregnancy?

Unlikely: This would be unusual as a sign of pregnancy. It may represent other gynecologic issues. The standard home pregnancy test would be the best answer to a positive pregnancy. ...Read more

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How would I know if a brain lesion is the cause of a milky thick with blood tinge discharge coming from one nipple ? Discharge remains everyday.

How would I know if a brain lesion is the cause of a milky thick with blood tinge discharge coming from one nipple ? Discharge remains everyday.

Nipple discharge: The brain tumor that can cause nipple discharge is called a pituitary prolactinoma. It secretes prolactin, the hormone responsible for the discharge. Since the cause is hormonal, it tends to affect both breasts. Unilateral discharge suggests a local etiology. Prolactin levels can be measured with a blood test, if yours are normal, a functional prolactinoma is highly unlikely. If high, MRI next. ...Read more

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Is a clear dischage from the vagina normal at 6o ?

No.: If you're 60 years old, you should have gone through menopause and the cells of the cervix and uterus shouldn't be stimulated to create any bleeding/discharge. It might be worthwhile to see a doctor to make sure one is up to date on pap smears, free of infection, has a normal vaginal exam, and maybe has had an endometrial biopsy to rule out anything bad. ...Read more

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I'm due for my period sometime this week, and i'm having white pasty discharge (resembles wet toilet paper). Is this normal? Or a sign of pg?

I'm due for my period sometime this week, and i'm having white pasty discharge (resembles wet toilet paper). Is this normal? Or a sign of pg?

Not dangerous: It is very common to get white discharge before your period. It is due to normal hormonal changes of your menstrual cycle. Its not dangerous and would usually go away once you period starts. ...Read more

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I'm having preaking sensation in left abdomen below ribcage from past 3 days. Is it a sign of pregnancy? I'm planning to have a baby. Involved in sex from past 2 months. Last month my periods didn't occur normally. It was just a brown mass discharge for a

I'm having preaking sensation in left abdomen below ribcage from past 3 days. Is it a sign of pregnancy? I'm planning to have a baby. Involved in sex from past 2 months. Last month my periods didn't occur normally. It was just a brown mass discharge for a

Can do a preg. test: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Getting a normal period(flow is normal and good, duration also) after 1week of intercourse.Is it a sign of miss-pregnancy ??

Getting a normal period(flow is normal and good, duration also) after 1week of intercourse.Is it a sign of  miss-pregnancy ??

Some thoughts...: A woman cannot get her normal regular period and be pregnant at the same time. However, she can get pregnant a week or two after her normal period. If she has some spotting or light bleeding that doesn't look like her normal regular period, she can check a urine pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) to see if she is pregnant. ...Read more

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Sir, is any kind of liquid discharge from breast normal during 7 months of pregnency ? it is discharged oftenly from my left breast .

Sir, is any kind of liquid discharge from breast normal during 7 months of pregnency ? it is discharged oftenly from my left breast .

Milky discharge okay: Discharge from the breast in pregnancy is common. It is usually white and can be thick. Don't try to squeeze your breast to see if anything comes out as this will make your uterus cramp. Let your doctor know if you ever have bloody discharge, pregnant or not. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant. Today I noticed that labia minora is puffier than normal. No other symptoms Is this normal? Could this be a sign of pre labor?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant. Today I noticed that  labia minora is puffier than normal. No other symptoms Is this normal? Could this be a sign of pre labor?

No!: If you look closer (maybe from a mirror!) you may notice that everything around the genital area is "puffier" than normal. This is part of generalized swelling that is characteristic of pregnancy including - of course - not only your genitals, but also the rest of your body. ...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