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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 was just disagnosed with a uti. Is urinary leakage a symptom in elderly?

I was just disagnosed with a uti. Is urinary leakage a symptom in elderly?

It can be: Sometimes urinary incontinence is a symptom in the elderly; especially if incontinence was not an issue prior to the infection. Infection may irritate the lining of the bladder causing spasm and the subsequent leakage. ...Read more

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Can my brown vaginal discharge cause my frequent urinary tract infections?

Can my brown vaginal discharge cause my frequent urinary tract infections?

Yes it's possible.: Also get checked for diabetes. Follow up with ur pcp and gyn. Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/guide/sexual-health-vaginal-infections. ...Read more

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I get frequent urinary tract infections and I also have vaginal discharge that has a bad odor and I have never been to an OBGYN. What should I do? 17y

I get frequent urinary tract infections and I also have vaginal discharge that has a bad odor and I have never been to an OBGYN. What should I do? 17y

Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of vaginal discharge with odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. You need to get professional care for diagnosis and treatment. Also, BV is associated with a greatly increased risk of STDs, especially gonorrhea and chlamydia, assuming you are sexually active. Don't mess around with this; see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can reduce the amount of urinary leakage?

What can reduce the amount of urinary leakage?

Stay empty: If the bladde is empty then you can't leak urine. The important question is why you leak. Is it related to activities like lifting or trampoline jumping or is is something that suddenly happens with a feeling of urgency. Activity leaking is improved with kegel exercises, weight loss, pessaries, surgery. Urgency leaking is related to dietary irritants, nerve dysfunction, smoking. ...Read more

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I have urinary leakage when I sneeze or laugh strongly even just after I emptied bowel. Any concerns?

I have urinary leakage when I sneeze or laugh strongly even just after I emptied bowel. Any concerns?

Stress Incontinence: What you have is known as stress incontinence. Usually because of childbirth, a woman's muscles weaken and this can happen. The most effective treatment are Kegel Exercises http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/womens-health/in-depth/kegel-exercises/art-20045283 ...Read more

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Recently I have started having urinary leakage while running. Terrible urinary urges with an empty bladder.

Recently I have started having urinary leakage while running. Terrible urinary urges with an empty bladder.

First, rule: Out a uti. If that is negative, you may have stress urinary incontinence, leakage with cough and sneeze, along with urinary urgency from "detrussor instability", if new, infection can make the whole deal worse. A procedure called a tension free vaginal tape can be helpful but get yourself evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more