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Light Yellow Discharge After Period
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
It is common for menses to 'tail off" over several days after one thinks that her period has truly ended. Slight pinkish d/c should not be alarming in one or two settings.
However, if persistent, I would recommend to ensure your pap screen is up to date, and consider a pelvic us to ensure no other issues exist (ie; polyps). ...Read more
Probably BV: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of vaginal discharge and odor. It is not a sexually transmitted disease but rather an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. When the vagina is exposed to blood for long periods of time as you describe this raises the ph of the vagina making bacterial vaginosis more likely. ...Read more
Probably not: Some of the blood may take longer to be released from the uterus. That is usually not a sign of problems. If your are concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more
Brown mucus: Discharge is usually old, deoxygenated blood ; is non uncommonly seen after your period (but could also occur at other times). ...Read more
Bacterial Vaginosis?: A discharge that smells like Ammonia or Fish is frequently Bacterial Vaginosis. This is not an STD but is treated with Antibiotics. Other vaginal infections can also have a bad odor. If you think there is an infection, you need an exam as this is the only way to know for sure what is causing the problem. Best wishes! ...Read more
Likely breakthrough: Bleeding if it occurs around that time; it's usually not to worry about. ...Read more
May be Normal: Some women will experience discharge during ovulation. It is usually clear and stringy. Some women will see it as light yellow. As long as it does not have a smell or itching or burning you should be OK. If you are exposed to a new partner, it will be best to get checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Candida (yeast)?: Your symptoms resemble yeast infection, also called candida and monilia. Are you near your period? Have you been taking antibiotics? Do you have diabetes or high blood glucose ("sugar")? These factors can increase the chance for candida. This infection can improve with over-the-counter vagina creams or tablets. If no improvement, then see your medical provider. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have a foul smell after using tampons. No itch or discharge. Goes away two weeks after period. But still bothersome.
Hi, I have about a 30-34 day cycle just depends. And today I'm in day 17 after period? I have brown discharge. Is this normal?
Perhaps old blood: If there is no fever, odd odors and if the discharge is rather small in amount then this is likely this is just old menstrual blood that you are passing. This happens from time to time. Sometimes after ovulation women also have minor discharge and since your about midway during your cycle it might be that. If this continues then you could see your physician for a history and physical. ...Read more
3 day period first day was heavy second light third day basically nothing, on fourth day had yellow smelly discharge what could this be?
Pregnancy test: Please do a pregnancy test. If smelly discharge, you should see your doctor for an exam as this might be infectious. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it abnormal to have brown discharge a week after period, no bad smell just creamy brown when wet comes out, been happening for 3 days now? Help
Infection?: You need to see your ob/gyn to have an exam. They can test the discharge and see what is causing it. ...Read more
3-4 days ago I woke in the nite 2 brown discharge enough 2 soak panties not normal b4/after period. Period nxt week not takin oc nvr have what is it?
Breakthrough: This sounds like breakthrough bleeding, and I'm sorry you're going through this. Breakthrough bleeding can be common and this brown discharge is just old blood. Nothing to worry about, nothing with your body is necessarily wrong. If bothers you, can consider taking birth control pills to help regulate cycle. But otherwise, this is likely not to occur regularly. If it does, see a gynecolgoist. ...Read more
I am49 got period43 day this month it was weak period with a little bleading started with redish discharge for 5days prior and after period is this ok?
Unclear: Are you saying that you had a period for 43 days? Or you got your period for 3 days? Can you rephrase your question? Of course the former not normal, but latter definitely normal. ...Read more
Is it a malodorous discharge, any itching?
I will advice to see your pmd. ...Read more
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