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What causes brown vaginal discharge?

What causes brown vaginal discharge?

Probably old blood: This is probably blood that has been retained from your menses but younshoukdmdiscuss this with your gynecologist for a full evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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 causes a brown vaginal discharge?

What causes a brown vaginal discharge?

Infection, bleeding: Old blood looks brown. Vaginal infections can present as brown discharge. Both situations need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause brown vaginal discharge, one week before period?

What could cause brown vaginal discharge, one week before period?

Anovulation: Yu've experienced a missed cycle. These are most commonly due to anovulation. This occurs when the ovary fails to release an egg. This alters hormonal levels which disrupts the cycle. ...Read more

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What can cause brown vaginal discharge after sex while on birth control?

What can cause brown vaginal discharge after sex while on birth control?

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 is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

What is causing brown vaginal discharge after missed period?

The brown discharge: Is most likely old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from your uterus. You may be having a hormonal imbalance. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes terrible smelling brown vaginal discharge for at least three days after each period ?

What causes terrible smelling brown vaginal discharge for at least three days after  each period ?

Sounds like BV : Sounds like bacterial vaginosis mixed with menstrual blood. Bv is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. The only real way to fix it is with antibiotics. There is an over the counter product called rephresh which can help normalize the ph of the vagina. ...Read more

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What causes a daily passage of brown vaginal discharge?

A lot of things: Many things can cause this. It could be a vaginal, cervical, or uterine infection. Other possibilities are a cervical polyp, hormonal imbalance or even cancer. Because it is not typical of anything in particular, it is important to be examined by a gynecologist to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of reddish brown vaginal discharge?

What are the causes of reddish brown vaginal discharge?

Old blood usually: When bright red blood bleeds inside your uterus during your period it might sit there for some time, congeal into a clot, and then later liquify and come out as dark menstrual blood. As it sits longer in the genital tract it gets browner and by the time you see anything it is a mixture of newer (red) blood and older(brown) blood. ...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