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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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Brown stringy vaginal discharge for 2 weeks now , with a faint odor and also mucous like. What could this be?

Brown stringy vaginal discharge for 2 weeks now , with a faint odor and also mucous like. What could this be?

Possibly infection?: See your doctor to make sure there is not an infection or possibly a tampon left in. ...Read more

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I have brown stringy vaginal discharge two weeks 2 weeks after my period i can t be pregnant what does it mean ?

I have brown stringy vaginal discharge two weeks 2 weeks after my period i can t be pregnant what does it mean ?

Ovulating: Approximately 2 weeks after your menstrual cycle it is common for ovulation to occur. When a women is ovulating their vaginal diacharge turns "stringy" and sticky. It usually is not associated with an infection unless there is a foul odor and/or vaginal pain/itching. ...Read more

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I have a white sticky/stringy vaginal discharge on and off and iv also experinced on and off cramps all week . Im due my period tuesday ?

I have a white sticky/stringy vaginal discharge on and off and iv also experinced on and off cramps all week . Im due my period tuesday ?

See below: The symptoms you described are non-specific. If you had unprotected sex and miss your period by 5-7 days, do a pregnancy test. if the result is negative repeat the test in 3-4 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does clear sometimes stringy mucous vaginal discharge signify?

What does clear sometimes stringy mucous vaginal discharge signify?

Cycle points: The mucus discharge from the vagina can be examined to get an approximate idea of where a woman may be in her cycle with respect to her fertile periods such as ovulation, just before menstruation begins, just after it has stopped. Here is a website that is helpful to explain this a bit more: http://www.Parents.Com/getting-pregnant/ovulation/signs/signs-of-ovulation/. ...Read more

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Stringy brown vaginal discharge 4 days before my scheduled period. No pain nor odor of any sort. What could it be?

Stringy brown vaginal discharge 4 days before my scheduled period. No pain nor odor of any sort. What could it be?

See your doctor: Brown discharge is typically light bleeding. There are lots of causes of bleeding, including pregnancy, stds, other infections, polyps, or fibroids. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could thick stringy white odorless vaginal discharge mean. Treated numerous times with 3 and 7 date yeast infection treatments.?

What could thick stringy white odorless vaginal discharge mean.  Treated numerous times with  3 and 7 date yeast infection treatments.?

Normal ovulation: Odorless, stringy, white vaginal discharge is a typical description of the vaginal mucous observed mid-cycle during ovulation. It is physiologic, i.e. Normal, during that part of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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For the past month, I've been having dark,stringy, and consistent vaginal discharge along with short sharp pain in lower stomach. I'm 16 & a virgin?

For the past month, I've been having dark,stringy, and consistent vaginal discharge along with short sharp pain in lower stomach. I'm 16 & a virgin?

See MD: Are you having any urinary symptoms? Are you having normal daily bowel movements? You really should discuss these symptoms with your doctor and a vaginal exam should be done in addition to urine check. Good luck. Be seen and try not to worry. ...Read more

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Just had vaginal discharge that was cloudy, stringy, and extremely stretchy.. What could it have been? We thought she had ovulated already

Just had vaginal discharge that was cloudy, stringy, and extremely stretchy.. What could it have been? We thought she had ovulated already

Variation in cycle: How long ago do you think she ovulated? Menstrual cycles are not like clockwork and often have variations. Her ovulation may have happened later than you expected. ...Read more

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I want to know about a strange vaginal discharge. It is stringy and jelly like. I tested negative for stds bv and yeast. What could it be?

I want to know about a strange vaginal discharge. It is stringy and jelly like. I tested negative for stds bv and yeast. What could it be?

Not sure: Leukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge made up of cells and fluid. The consistency, color and amount of this discharge can change depending on time of the menstrual cycle & whether pregnant or not pregnant. ...Read more

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What is a vaginal discharge?

Many things: Vaginal discharge can be many things. Sometimes yeast can cause this, or BV (bacterial overgrowth). Many sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc) can also cause this. For discharge that lasts more than a few days, especially if it burns, itches, or hurts, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How come I have excessive vaginal discharge?

How come I have excessive vaginal discharge?

See your doctor: Many things can cause vaginal discharge. You should be seen by your provider for a culture. ...Read more

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Could it be bad that I have vaginal discharge?

Vaginal secretions: Can be normal. However, 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 is considered excessive vaginal discharge?

Increasing amount: The amount of vaginal moisture or discharge varies widely between women. It's a good bet the amount is "excessive" anytime there is an increase in the amount. Any new or possibly abnormal vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated; call your doctor's office for an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more