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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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I am having a white and smelly discharge, what does this mean?

I am having a white and smelly discharge, what does this mean?

An infection...: Based on what you describe it is commonly a vaginal yeast (Candida) infection or bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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What exactly does brown, smelly discharge after sex mean?

What exactly does brown, smelly discharge after sex mean?

Need eval: Brown d/c is usually associated with old blood. Which can be related to spotting or infection. Any time there is unexplained or unusual discharge this should be evaluated. Infections may not show symptoms immediately. Schedule appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a smelly discharge from my vagina?

What does it mean if I have a smelly discharge from my vagina?

Vaginitis : Smelly discharge can be associated with overgrowth of bacteriodes vaginalis, or other sources of vaginal infections. Have your doc take a look at it. ...Read more

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What does green smelly discharge mean coming from the vagina?

What does green smelly discharge mean coming from the vagina?

Infection: Green foul smelling vaginal discharge usually indicates an infection. Specific type of infection can not be determined without an examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to hav e a Rotten Fart like smelly discharge?

What does it mean to hav e a Rotten Fart like smelly discharge?

Sulfur?: Sometimes they smell like rotten eggs- because of sulfur- sulfur foods to avoid might include the yolk of the egg, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. If it happens often- there is an enzyme CBS that might be playing a role in the production of sulfur. Try to avoid sulfur foods and see if the problem improves, If not- consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I saw dark red and smelly discharge in my 2 year old child's ear. She seemed fined the she day, what could it mean?

I saw dark red and smelly discharge in my 2 year old child's ear. She seemed fined the she day, what could it mean?

Wax vs. infection: It is could likely be an ear infection with a small perforation (which caused the blood mixed in with the infection). Some children do not complain with ear infections. It could also be excessive wax as well. The smell makes it more likely an infection but you should follow up with a specialist to make your child gets the appropriate treatment one way or another. ...Read more

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What is the smelly discharge on female?

What is the smelly discharge on female?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the pH gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. She wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...Read more