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What does it mean when you have a brown discharge and vagina odor?

What does it mean when you have a brown discharge and vagina odor?

Can't diagnose: But would recommend medical evaluation to rule out an infection.

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 does it mean when you have reddish brown discharge?

What does it mean when you have reddish brown discharge?

Reddish brown : Discharge may be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation.

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What does it mean when you have light brown discharge after sex?

What does it mean when you have light brown discharge after sex?

That is likely: Blood mixed in with your vaginal secretions. Brown is often older blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please get medically evaluated.

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What does it mean when you have dark brown discharge then it turns red?

Blood clot: You are probably seeing a clot which has a brownish surface but when you break the discharge, the inner part is brighter red blood. Make sure this is not related to your period or early pregnancy because otherwise, you need further questioning and examination by your doctor.

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What exactly does it mean when you have a brown discharge after having sex?

What exactly does it mean when you have a brown discharge after having sex?

Old blood: Brown discharge is old blood. Typically that blood is coming from inside the uterus, but it could be coming from the cervix as well. Likely sex caused a sloughing off of the brown discharge, again, either from the uterus or the cervix. If it only happens occasionally not to worry. If you are having it with every act of intercrouse, or bright red blood after intercourse, then see your doctor.

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What exactly does it mean when you have thick brown discharge?

What exactly does it mean when you have thick brown discharge?

Brown discharge: May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation.

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What does it mean when you have brown discharge and vaginal itching?

What does it mean when you have brown discharge and vaginal itching?

Abnormal: That is abnormal and you should be seen by your gynecologist. It could be infection, allergy, irritation, pregnancy, etc....

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What does it mean when you have brown discharge the day your period was due? Neg hpt

Normal: Having brown discharge before your period really doesn't mean much of anything. It's normal for women to have some brown discharge prior to having bright red discharge. Most women at some point in their lives have this. Brown discharge is just older blood. Sometimes women will have brown discharge for a few days, then bright red blood and then brown discharge again. Totally normal.

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What does it mean when you have brown discharge after a period while been sexually active but also have pains in the belly?

What does it mean when you have brown discharge after a period while been sexually active but also have pains in the belly?

Not much : It just means that you had some leftover blood in the back of the vagina that is now coming out after you finished your period. If the pain continues see your doctor to discuss. If you do not want to be pregnant please start birth control.

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What does it mean when you have light brown vaginal discharge?

What does it mean when you have light brown vaginal discharge?

Not much : It just means that you had some leftover blood in the back of the vagina that is now coming out after you finished your period. Brown just indicates old blood which has been sitting at the back of the vagina for awhile.

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What does it mean when you have brown vaginal discharge and never had your period before?

What does it mean when you have brown vaginal discharge and never had your period before?

It might be a period: Your first period might just be a little brown mucous without red blood. Make sure and let your mother know that you might be starting.

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What does it mean when you have brown discharge and very light bleeding instead of normal periods?

What does it mean when you have brown discharge and very light bleeding instead of normal periods?

Menses: Light bleeding probably means a thin lining, usually associated with being on the pill.

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What does it mean when you have off and on brown discharge?

What does it mean when you have off and on brown discharge?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. It could be break through bleeding and may be related to hormone imbalances. 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.

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What does it mean when you have off and on dark brown discharge and you missed your period? I am always regular.

What does it mean when you have off and on dark brown discharge and you missed your period? I am always regular.

Do a pregnancy test: If you are sexually active, then do a pregnancy test to exclude pregnancy. If you are not pregnant you may have spotting instead of a regular period. It's not unusual for women to have missed period or an irregular period.