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What does gray discharge mean for a female?

What does gray discharge mean for a female?

BV: We can assume bacterial vaginosis but other causes must be ruled out by appropriate examination and lab testing. ...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 to do if I have this light grey discharge from my breast but it is only when I squeeze the nipple. What does it mean?

What to do if I have this light grey discharge from my breast but it is only when I squeeze the nipple. What does it mean?

Gray disch : breast: It is residual breast milk, which over time turns gray, but as long as you do not see bleeding, it is probably not a problem. At 45, you should be getting digital mammograms in any case. Even if you have not had term pregnancy, the hormones produced when ovulation occurs can stimulate breast secretions which are not of concern, but do get a digital mammogram. ...Read more

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What medical problem does dark gray discharge in an elderly woman indicate?

What medical problem does dark gray discharge in an elderly woman indicate?

Bacteria: I assume you are referring to vaginal discharge. If the woman is not sexually active, it is most likely bacterial vaginosis. Caused by changes in the acidity of the vagina and possibly bacteria introduced by aging changes poor hygiene, incontinence etc. If there is blood in the discharge it may look grayish as well. Either way, this should be checked by a medical practitioner. ...Read more

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I occasionally have a greenish gray discharge from my nipple should I be concerned. I am menopausal surgically induced in 2004.

I occasionally have a greenish gray discharge from my nipple should I be concerned. I am menopausal surgically induced in 2004.

See your doctor.: This is not normal. It may or may not be serious (usually not) but we can't tell without much more info and an exam. Please see your doc to be evaluated promptly to make sure it is not something serious. See http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/professional/gynecology_and_obstetrics/breast_disorders/nipple_discharge. Html ...Read more

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What does gray vaginal discharge indicate?

What does gray vaginal discharge indicate?

Gray with fishy odor: May be related to bacterial vaginosis. See your gynecologist to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm a virgin and I'm suddenly having blue-gray vaginal discharge. No odor. Possible causes?

I'm a virgin and I'm suddenly having blue-gray vaginal discharge. No odor. Possible causes?

BV?: Bacterial vaginosis comes to mind; this can occur in any post-pubertal female and is due to changes in the bacteria normally present in the vagina. Especially if it has a fishy smell, best to visit your doc! ...Read more

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Vaginal itching and dark gray discharge week before period. Stopped during period and a couple days after now itching is back but no discharge yet what?

Vaginal itching and dark gray discharge week before period. Stopped during period and a couple days after now itching is back but no discharge yet what?

Examination: This could be either yeast or bacterial infection. If the itching is mostly outside then you can try an over the counter medication like Monistat or gynelotrimin (clotrimazole). Otherwise its probably time to see you physician (family or gyn) ...Read more

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What could cause light gray discharge from my breast when I squeeze my nipple?

What could cause light gray discharge from my breast when I squeeze my nipple?

See your doctor: I have not seen grey discharge. I advise you to see your doctor for a complete breast exam and show them the discharge. ...Read more

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I have tested negative for Clamydia and Gonorreha but I have gray discharge and rash on my thighs and groin. Any idea what this could be?

I have tested negative for Clamydia and Gonorreha but I have gray discharge and rash on my thighs and groin. Any idea what this could be?

Discharge and rash: No, I don't have a good answer but I do know you need to see your doctor as soon as possible! If you have to wait to see the doctor, please go to the nearest Emergency as soon as possible.
I have practiced medicine in Michigan since 1976 and am confident the team will take good care of you! ...Read more

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I have tested negative for Clamydia and Gonorreha but I have gray discharge and rash on my thighs and groin. Any idea what this could be?

I have tested negative for Clamydia and Gonorreha but I have gray discharge and rash on my thighs and groin. Any idea what this could be?

Vaginal discharge: Other common causes of vaginal discharge are bacterial vaginosis (overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria), trichomonas (an STD), cervicitis (may or may not be STD), yeast, and others. BV or trich are best bets if you also have strong vaginal odor. Thigh rash goes along with yeast, but any incrased moiture can cause rash. Return to your doctor for further evaluation and treatment advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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36 weeks preg Watery discharge went to L&D thinking my water was leaking they said I have BV but I don't have odor or gray discharge. Normal?

36 weeks preg Watery discharge went to L&D thinking my water was leaking they said I have BV but I don't have odor or gray discharge. Normal?

BV: If you have BV, it can be normal to have watery discharge. What did they treat you with? Consult with us to be sure your treatment will take care of issue. ...Read more

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Took Plan B in august, light period 3 weeks later, no period since, had uti, treated w/ omnicef, (cefdinir) now bloody, brown&gray discharge. What could it be?

Took Plan B in august, light period 3 weeks later, no period since, had uti, treated w/ omnicef, (cefdinir) now bloody, brown&gray discharge. What could it be?

Please see ob/gyn: Please see your gynecologist right away. Plan b is high dose oral contraceptive (hormones) that cause a spontaneous abortion. It may not have done a complete job. Coupled with two courses of antibiotics for urinary tract infection- you should see your provider soon. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex during ovulation and 8 weeks late home pregnancy test negative gray discharge and elastic white off discharge what is this?

I had unprotected sex during ovulation and 8 weeks late home pregnancy test negative gray discharge and elastic white off discharge what is this?

Hormonal imbalance: If you did the test properly, eight weeks after sex, and it was negative, you are not pregnant. Your symptoms suggest hormonal imbalance and it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain & baseball sized lump behind & to left of navel, postop scars in navel are red and have foul smelling Gray-yellow discharge. Tearing pain inside?

Pain & baseball sized lump behind & to left of navel, postop scars in navel are red and have foul smelling Gray-yellow discharge. Tearing pain inside?

Cellulitis: This sounds like a skin infection or cellulitis. You need to see a doctor ASAP as this sounds that you require treatment with antibiotics. Meanwhile I would apply hot wet soaks to the area ...Read more

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I have a white discharge with gray specks from my urethra. Recent vaginal yeast infection, was treated. What could this be, especially the gray speck?

I have a white discharge with gray specks from my urethra. Recent vaginal yeast infection, was treated. What could this be, especially the gray speck?

Maybe: Anything is possible, but discharge could be a sign of hormone changes or infection. Best way to know for sure is to see ur dr. ...Read more

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The entrance of my vagina is a little swollen, whitish gray thin discharge, no smell n it hurts when I pee n itches. NOS. Is yeast or more serious?

The entrance of my vagina is a little swollen, whitish gray thin discharge, no smell n it hurts when I pee n itches. NOS. Is yeast or more serious?

See doctor or clinic: Any abnormal or new vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. You describe mixed symptoms both for and against bacterial vaginosis (bacterial overgrowth) and yeast. It could be another infection, such as an STD if you're at risk (new partner, partner who has sex with others, etc). Simply no way to know without professional exam and testing. See your doctor, or local NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more

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What causes watering in one eye with gray solid chunks in nasal discharge, have no symptoms of sinus infection such as headache, fever etc.?

What causes watering in one eye with gray solid chunks in nasal discharge, have no symptoms of sinus infection such as headache, fever etc.?

You may have: Ethmoid sinusitis and not maxillary or sphenoid sinusitis, the latter which would cause more fever, pressure sensation in the face and/or headaches. Ethmoid sinusitis tend to cause more purulent rhinorrhea which is what you are describing. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Is my grey chunky discharge from yeast infection?

Usually yeast is: Clumpy and white. I would see your gynecologist so that your discharge can be properly identified and treated. ...Read more

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Can a male have precum in the morning right before he urinates or is it a discharge light clear grayish discharge

Can a male have precum in the morning right before he urinates or is it a discharge light clear grayish discharge

It: It is normal for a male to have some ejaculate (precum) in the morning, however the color is unusual. If you are at risk for std's, it won't hurt to go get tested. Very commonly chlamydia can present this way (discharge with no other symptoms).
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get a grey color discharge from my vagina?

Why do I get a grey color discharge from my vagina?

Vaginosis: It's likely a bacterial infection commonly known as bacterial vaginosis. It is commonly improved via a drug Metronidazole 500mg 2x per day. Stay away from thongs if u wear them. Good luck, you could try a vinegar douch but go gentle as to not force bacteria into the uterus. ...Read more