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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.
Mild infection: You may have a mild vaginal infection, or more accurately an overgrowth of some of the less desirable bacteria, known as bacterial vaginosis. It is easily checked and treated. Also, make sure you have not inadvertently forgotten a tampon. ...Read more
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
Discharge: Need to rule out infection. You need an exam to take cultures. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Cleaning the Uterus: Sometimes the uterus has old de-oxygenated blood to rid itself of. This is dark or brown discharge and is a common post period process. ...Read more
Don't worry: This brownish discharge is the final remnants of your periods. The final tiny bits of endometrial tissue that are being shed. It should stop soon. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more
Probably normal: One day of brown spotting after a period is normal. It should not be black discharge and should not be heavy. Multiple days of tail end brown bleeding is not normal but may still be difficult to diagnose and treat. ...Read more
Could be normal:
Most women produce more mucus after their menstrual cycle. The increase coincides with ovulation around day 14 give or take a few days. If the clear discharge is not smelly, itchy, discolored, or irritating don't worry.
If other symptoms arise make an appt with your gyn. ...Read more
Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
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