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Smelly Watery Discharge After Period
Culture: That is likely a bacterial mixture. I advise you to get it cultured. It is likely there because u r vitamin D3 deficient. You will need enough vitamin D3 treatment to get to a level of 50-66 (not just 30). That usually requires about 5, 000 units a day for 1year & then 5, 000 u a day 5 days a week from then on. BUT 1st get your culture and D3 level checked. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more
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
Exam needed: What you have is probably benign, but you need an exam in order to be treated correctly. See a Provider when you are symptomatic. ...Read more
I have had a Smelly watery discharge for a month, and now period is dark and smelly, it's only my third day on my period.?
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
I have been having watery discharge which lasts 5 or more days after my period. It is very clear, watery and non smelly. What are the possible causes?
My period was 4 days late (& d 1 b4 was 3 days late also) but it's been 13 days after my last period & I still have dis brown smelly watery discharge, am not having sex (am 19 yrs old)?
Normal discharge: The vagina does a very good job of self-cleaning/maintenance. After your period, or anytime it needs it, mucus glands in the vagina activate and may produce a little discharge. A clear watery discharge is often more noticeable at mid-cycle/ovulation and aids egg fertilization. Unless the discharge is yellow/green/thick/curd-like/irritataing/itchy/odorous/bloody it can be considered normal:) ...Read more
Infection? STD?: Colored (yellow, green, beige) vaginal discharge suggests infection, including STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia. And obviously STDs an other infections are on your mind, based on the topic tags you chose. Get medical care ASAP; don't try to treat it yourself or with only a pharmacy's advice. Good luck! ...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
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
Normal: Breakthrough bleeding (brown or red) is common and is typically due to changes in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and your cycle. If it persists or bothers you, make an appointment with your gynecologist to discuss options including birth control pills which can help to regulate a cycle. Other reasons could be thyroid issues, weight (thin/heavy) making lining of uterus unstable. Best of luck. ...Read more
Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. This may be some residual blood/tissue being shed. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Implantation: Brown discharge a few days after your period is normal for most people. When this discharge occurs more than 7 days after your period, however, this is when you should see your doctor. In some cases, brown spotting days after your period can be a sign of pregnancy. This brown discharge is also referred to as implantation bleeding. Your doctor will test for pregnancy and other things if necessary. ...Read more
Not much: If the discharge is clear and has no odor and you have no pain or itching, it is nothing. ...Read more
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. These could be due to imbalances of your hormones. Take care. ...Read more
Not to worry.: This is most likely older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the uterus. ...Read more
Brown = old blood: 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. Brown simply indicates old blood and is normal. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
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