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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 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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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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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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Light brown vaginal discharge for 3 days and i didn't not get my period last month ?

Light brown vaginal discharge for 3 days and i didn't not get my period last month ?

Take pregnancy test: You could potentially be pregnant and should take a home pregnancy test. There are several reasons for missing a period, but this is the first thing we check. If it is positive and if you are having pain, go to the er. If it is negative, schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your menstrual pattern and birth control options. ...Read more

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Light brown vaginal discharge 2 days after period ended slight itching at times. What does this mean?

Light brown vaginal discharge 2 days after period ended slight itching at times. What does this mean?

If it persists: it is probably an infection and needs to be checked by gyn. If it goes away in few days then it is left over old blood from period coming out and causing irritation . ...Read more

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Hi.. i have these light brown vaginal discharge accompanied by foul smell and cramps no itching or other things just that. please help me.

Hi.. i have these light brown vaginal discharge accompanied by foul smell and cramps no itching or other things just that. please help me.

R/O VAGINITIS : Vaginitis can be multifaceted you need full exam , pelvic exam cultures/labs /UA. And STD SCREEN to determine diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more