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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I'm having a brown vaginal discharge.?

I'm having a brown vaginal discharge.?

Be seen: You should have a pelvic exam by your family physician or gynecologist.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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