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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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What does it mean if I have a slightly smelly light brown stringy discharge with cramping ? My last period was early . I had a curette in march

What does it mean if I have a slightly smelly light brown stringy discharge with cramping ? My last period was early . I had a curette in march

Bleeding: Depends on the timing of the brown discharge. Midcycle or ovulatory bleeding can occur that way. The timing is middle of the cycle or about 14 days before a normal period. It is normal for blood, especially when it breaks down and is brown, to have somewhat of an odor. ...Read more

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Days of light brownish smelly discharge?

Days of light brownish smelly discharge?

Brown discharge can : Be old blood. 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

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What exactly does brown, smelly discharge after sex mean?

What exactly does brown, smelly discharge after sex mean?

Need eval: Brown d/c is usually associated with old blood. Which can be related to spotting or infection. Any time there is unexplained or unusual discharge this should be evaluated. Infections may not show symptoms immediately. Schedule appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown and smelly discharge after abortion?

Is it normal to have brown and smelly discharge after abortion?

Possibly: Brown discharge is usually old blood leaving the body. However, if you notice a foul odor, you need to be seen to rule out the possibility of an infection. ...Read more

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Brown smelly discharge from anus on vacation?

Brown smelly discharge from anus on vacation?

Anorectal discharge: You may be describing mucus discharge, impaired anal sphincter function, or even a draining abscess or fistula. Gi or proctologist will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment, antibiotics, or perform further evaluation of rectal lining. ...Read more

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Yellowish brown smelly discharge from butt. Is this an STD symptom?

Not usually: Discharge from the anus is not likely caused by an std unless you are engaged in anal intercourse. ...Read more

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I went off my cycle on a monday. I put on a tampon just in case and when i took it out, it was a brown smelly discharge on it. What is this?

I went off my cycle on a monday. I put on a tampon just in case and when i took it out, it was a brown smelly discharge on it. What is this?

Old blood: It is probably just old blood and menstrual products. Blood turns brown after it sits awhile and if the tampon was in long enough will begin to smell. If it is not a one time thing, you might see your gyn or family doc. Vaginal infections can also cause discharge and odor. ...Read more