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Reddish light brown discharge with foul odor, should I be concerned?

Reddish light brown discharge with foul odor, should I be concerned?

Yes- foul odor: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...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 had my normal period about 7 days ago but i'm having dark and light brown discharge that has odor never happened before and sex partner is the same?

I had my normal period about 7 days ago but i'm having dark and light brown discharge that has odor never happened before and sex partner is the same?

Discharge: You should consult your doctor. You may have been infected with a sexually transmitted disease. The same partner you have sexual relations with may have other partners you do not know about. ...Read more

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Thick, dark brown discharge ONLY after sex, light brown watery discharge with odor morning after, fatigue, more hunger than usual, back pain, help??

Thick, dark brown discharge ONLY after sex, light brown watery discharge with odor morning after, fatigue, more hunger than usual, back pain, help??

Get a GYN check up: Schedule a visit with your primary or Gyn doctor to determine if you need treatment for bacterial infection. You may also need to get a PAP smear if you've not done one yet. ...Read more

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I am on the paragard IUD and have been experiencing a very light-brown vaginal discharge, no odor. Is it abnormal?

I am on the paragard IUD and have been experiencing a very light-brown vaginal discharge, no odor. Is it abnormal?

It depends: If you just had it inserted, pelvic pain and brown discharge are normal. However, if you experience pain, cramping, bleeding or if the discharge does not stop, see your doctor for evaluation and an ultrasound. Your first two periods are most likely be heavier and with more cramps. ...Read more

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I have light brown discharge with no odor, having cramps. Last period was 9/23-9/26. And I miss my birth control pills can that be the reason why ?

I have light brown discharge with no odor, having cramps. Last period was 9/23-9/26. And I miss my birth control pills can that be the reason why ?

Yes: missing pills can cause abnormal bleeding or pregnancy. Take 2 per day until you get caught up and use condoms until your next period. ...Read more

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I am having a little light brown discharge with a small odor. I do not have any other symptoms.

Testing needed: this could be infectious in origin, so get tested to be safe. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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brown discharge, light spotting, a bad odor. Sometimes worse than other times. Worse when peeing. Burning when urination ?

 brown discharge, light spotting, a bad odor. Sometimes worse than other times. Worse when peeing. Burning when urination
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Infection? STD?: These symptoms usually are due to infection. Depending on your age and sexual risks, STDs are possible. Maybe bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, gonorrhea, or chlamydia. See a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Light brown discharge with foul odor, very late for my period, and abdominal cramps. Any ideas on what's going on with my body?

Brown = blood: Brown discharge is usually old blood. It can have a certain odor. If the odor is more severe then you may have bacterial vaginosis which gives off a fish like odor. If your period is late then check a pregnancy test and if negative then see a doctor for irregular cycles. ...Read more

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I have light red brown vaginal discharge and odor what can it be? I had unprotected sex a few weeks ago

I have light red brown vaginal discharge and odor what can it be? I had unprotected sex a few weeks ago

Possibly: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you're about a week late. If it's negative, repeat it in 1 week and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had protected sex two nights ago. Today I noticed light brown discharge when I wiped & no odor & I'm not irritated or anything. Could I be pregnant?

I had protected sex two nights ago. Today I noticed light brown discharge when I wiped & no odor & I'm not irritated or anything. Could I be pregnant?

Probably not: The brown discharge may have been old blood from intercourse "trauma". If you are still concerned about pregnancy, do a pregnancy test at the very end of this menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I got my period 4/15/15 and am on 3 month bc. I have a thick light brown odor discharge starting 1 day after having sex. Is not blood from last period?

I got my period 4/15/15 and am on 3 month bc. I have a thick light brown odor discharge starting 1 day after having sex. Is not blood from last period?

Question unclear: Since 4/15/15 is next week it is not clear whether this is a typo or when you expect your period. The discharge does not sound significant and may just be "breakthrough bleeding." That should resolve after your next period. ...Read more

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I've been hving a brown discharge for about a week it doesn't have a odor but i'm worried, ., ?

See your doctor.: This could be just old blood. It may be you lhave forgottren to remove a tampoon. This is a comon problem. ...Read more

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Brown discharge a week before and after cycle, last about a day or so. No odor, minor discomfort. I am 47, what is this?

Brown discharge a week before and after cycle, last about a day or so. No odor, minor discomfort. I am 47, what is this?

Menses irregular: There are several possibilities. Brown discharge is usually old blood discharged from the uterus and if you were 20 would suggest you ignore it absent other symptoms. At 47, however, it would be a good idea to go to your gynecologist and be examined to be certain nothing more serious is going on, and if so, catch it in the bud. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Brown discharge no odor, no itching is normal?

Brown discharge no odor, no itching is normal?

Probably: Might be best to keep a bit of a diary on this and if it persists for more than a week or increase4s in quantity or severity to see your gynecologist sooner than later. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a brown discharge and vagina odor?

Can't diagnose: But would recommend medical evaluation to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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I had sex after a biopsy now I have brown discharge, and a foul odor. What could be wrong?

Vaginal infection: Bacterial vaginitis typically produces the "foul odor" you describe. Have the md who did the biopsy check for the infection. ...Read more

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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) for 6 years. Recently started having stringy reddish brown discharge. What causes that? No odor, pain etc.

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I have mirena (levonorgestrel) for 6 years. Recently started having stringy reddish brown discharge. What causes that? No odor, pain etc.

Mirena (levonorgestrel) side effects: Merina (levenorgestrel-releasing IUD) is indicated for intrauterine contraception up to 5 years. Your device has been there for 6 years. It also causes stringy brown discharge. Even it cause no pain or odor it is time to be examined by OBGYN specialist. Thank you and good luck!!! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light yellow brown discharge? I have it often and it has some odor to it. Tested neg for STIs. I'm 23, 139lbs. Decent diet.

Infection? BV?: The most common cause of increased vaginal discharge with odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. However, BV discharge usually is white or gray; "yellow brown" suggests other infection. Bet to be rechecked for STDs and other infections. Also be sure you are tested for trichomonas by the newer PCR test (the usual test, looking under a microscope, misses many). ...Read more

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Brown discharge? No odor, no pain. Started 3 days after period ended & has continued for over a week now. Period expected in roughly 14 days. Help!?

You need an exam: If you were my pt is boca raton , fl, i would do an exam, cultures and blood work and an ultrasound , as you may have an infection, or it may be spotting from your hormones not being regulated, assuming you have a neg preg test if you are sexually active, or u could have an fibroid or endometrial polyp or other causes, assuming you have insurance all of these tests should be covered. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge and an itchy vagina.I have no odor or burning.What could this be?

Infection: It could be one of several types of infection. You need to get it checked out. It is possible that it isn't infectious, but you need to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Very strong period odor brown discharge and very itchy what should I do?

medical evaluation: F you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more