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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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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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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?

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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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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Is it bad if I'm having light brown vaginal discharge?

They may be blood: That is old being cleaned from the vagina. ...Read more

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What causes a daily passage of brown vaginal discharge?

What causes a daily passage of brown vaginal discharge?

A lot of things: Many things can cause this. It could be a vaginal, cervical, or uterine infection. Other possibilities are a cervical polyp, hormonal imbalance or even cancer. Because it is not typical of anything in particular, it is important to be examined by a gynecologist to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of reddish brown vaginal discharge?

What are the causes of reddish brown vaginal discharge?

Old blood usually: When bright red blood bleeds inside your uterus during your period it might sit there for some time, congeal into a clot, and then later liquify and come out as dark menstrual blood. As it sits longer in the genital tract it gets browner and by the time you see anything it is a mixture of newer (red) blood and older (brown) blood. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge stopping and starting for 3 weeks?

Get checked: Browninsh discharge suggests old bleed. You need to see your GYN to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have brown vaginal discharge?

What exactly does it mean if I have brown vaginal discharge?

Usually old blood: Depending on other history (periods, other symptoms) may or may not be important. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have light brown vaginal discharge?

What does it mean when you have light brown vaginal discharge?

Not much: It just means that you had some leftover blood in the back of the vagina that is now coming out after you finished your period. Brown just indicates old blood which has been sitting at the back of the vagina for awhile. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 10 days late and I have brown vaginal discharge?

What to do if I'm 10 days late and I have brown vaginal discharge?

Late period: You may be pregnant so a home pregnancy test is recommended. If the test is negative, I would recommend that you go see a Dr/provider like a nurse practitioner for evaluation. ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks I have brown vaginal discharge what's the cause?

Maybe old blood: It might be old blood but without a MD examining the discharge, I cannot confirm that suspicion. ...Read more

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I have brown vaginal discharge, and it's recurring. What is the solution?

I have brown vaginal discharge, and it's recurring. What is the solution?

Normal periods: Otherwise? Could you be pregnant? You might want to check a pregnancy test just in case. If not pregnant you should check with your doector to find out why you are continuously spotting. ...Read more

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I have been having brown vaginal discharge for a couple days, what could this mean?

I have been having brown vaginal discharge for a couple days, what could this 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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I am virgin and I'm having dark brown vaginal discharge. What is it? I'm so worried.

I am virgin and I'm having dark brown vaginal discharge. What is it? I'm so worried.

Brown is blood: Brown is the color of old blood that has lost all of its oxygen. This is just the uterus cleaning itself out. ...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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I have brownish and white vaginal discharge nothing hurts or itches what does this mean???

I have brownish and white vaginal discharge nothing hurts or itches what does this mean???

Vaginal discharge: A discharge as you describe may be simple mucus mixed with light spotting (blood turns brown quickly) and may be just ovulatory bleeding. Check with your healthcare professional for testing to make sure. ...Read more

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I'm having a constant brown vaginal discharge with no pain and no itch, should I be concern?

Vaginal discharge: By constant, what do you mean? How long have you been experiencing this? It doesn't sound worrisome. It sounds like spotting. That shouldn't be ongoing forever, though. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been having brown vaginal discharge constantly for the past 2 months and I'm not sure why???

Vaginitis: Brown Discharge for two months is usually some kind of vaginal infection see OBGyn or your family physician to evaluate you in person ...Read more

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I keep having dark brown vaginal discharge is there an explanation for it? It's been going on for a few weeks.

Brown discharge: Period blood varies from bright red, to dark, to brown. There's iron in blood cells, and when it oxidizes, or rusts, it changes color. At start of period it's red, then brown. During perimenopause, periods start brown then red then brown again.
Since you don't mention meds or sexual activity, can't say. May need to be checked if after ur next period it continues. Good Luck ...Read more

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Large amount of creamy/light brown vaginal discharge when using the restroom twice today. What could the cause be?

Large amount of creamy/light brown vaginal discharge when using the restroom twice today. What could the cause be?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle and can be a normal sign of the hormonal changes of pregnancy. On the other hand, vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...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