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Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

No: Brown discharge suggests light bleeding that is not normal years after menopause. You need a complete exam, possibly ultrasound and biopsy of the linning of the uterus. ...Read more

Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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I have just started a post menopausal brown discharge - 6 months ago I was checked out and cleared after a bleed and the investigations were all clear?

I have just started a post menopausal brown discharge - 6 months ago I was checked out and cleared after a bleed and the investigations were all clear?

Probably but...: Not a bad idea to revisit your dr. And consider an ultrasound and perhaps another endometrial biopsy - in office. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why yellow and brown discharge from vaginia come and go?

Why yellow and brown discharge from vaginia come and go?

Discharge: It is very possible you have a vaginal infection. See your doctor for cultures and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a brown discharge and sometimes it's yellow ' I have abortion 3 weeks ago by catheter aborti0n. Now my discharge today is it normal? Amanda

I have a brown discharge and sometimes it's yellow ' I have abortion 3 weeks ago by catheter aborti0n. Now my discharge today is it normal? Amanda

Normal: This sounds like a normal resolution of your pregnancy after the abortion. As long as you have no fever or pain and the discharge gradually decreases I would not worry. Sometimes one day may be heavier than the day before but the trend should be towards decreasing discharge. ...Read more

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When I urinate, the pee is yellow, but then I wipe my vagina, there is some sort of brown discharge, what could it be?

When I urinate, the pee is yellow, but then I wipe my vagina, there is some sort of brown discharge, what could it be?

Vaginal discharge: Why it is brown i/m not sure. Brown means old blood. Are you sure you are not pregnant? ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light yellow brown discharge? I have it often and it has some odor to it. Tested neg for STIs. I'm 23, 139lbs. Decent diet.

Infection? BV?: The most common cause of increased vaginal discharge with odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. However, BV discharge usually is white or gray; "yellow brown" suggests other infection. Bet to be rechecked for STDs and other infections. Also be sure you are tested for trichomonas by the newer PCR test (the usual test, looking under a microscope, misses many). ...Read more

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I just gave birth 3 weeks back, natural birth. I ve got this yellow/brown discharge & its so itchy. Should I b worried.?

I just gave birth 3 weeks back, natural birth. I ve got this yellow/brown discharge & its so itchy. Should I b worried.?

Call your OB: As you most likely have some type of an infection, normal to still have lochia, not normal to itch bad. ...Read more

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I have dark yellow brown discharge that smell like fish & its coming out like water could it be bv?

I have dark yellow brown discharge that smell like fish & its coming out like water could it be bv?

Yes, or other infect: Several types of infections look like this. You need to be checked and may need antibiotics. Also, make sure you don't have a tampon left in. ...Read more

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I had protected sex last Sunday. The day after I noticed yellow discharge that soon turned into brown discharge for 4 days. What could this be?

I had protected sex last Sunday. The day after I noticed yellow discharge that soon turned into brown discharge for 4 days. What could this be?

Could be: Could be pelvic infection STD pregnancy even ectopic pregnancy.these type symptoms should be evaluated probably by physician if they get worse go to the emergency room See an OB/GYN physician or family practice physician does gynecology for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Been taking birth control for 15 days now, I have a very light brown discharge that looks slightly yellow? Also seen a very faint streak of blood

Common at first: When you first start taking birth control pills, its common to have some breakthrough bleeding. This sometimes looks like a brown discharge. After you've been on the pill for 3 months or so these kind of problems usually are gone. ...Read more

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Yellow substance on feces, foul brown discharge, increased passing of gas. Embarrassed to go to doc.?

Yellow substance on feces, foul brown discharge, increased passing of gas. Embarrassed to go to doc.?

Don't be embarrassed: Physicians are empathetic and will help figure out what is causing your problem. It may be as simple as changing your diet, or it might be an early sign of something more serious. Please see your Primary Care and let them assist with your problem.

Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My doctor thinks I had an ovarian cyst rupture I had brown discharge now it's yellow brownish mucus is that normal?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Got a blister on my labia after rough sex now have yellow brown discharge?

Got a blister on my labia after rough sex now have yellow brown discharge?

Trauma: From your description you have a very robust sex and have some trauma. Following that you have discharge. It is likely that the blister may have rupture leaving skin break down which is natural barrier from bacteria or other microbes. It is also possible that you might have sexually transmitted disease. I would recommend to see your doc, have sample of the discharge checked. ...Read more

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Taking oral meds for genital herpes and had yellow/brown discharge today. Haven't had sex for a week now.

Taking oral meds for genital herpes and had yellow/brown discharge today. Haven't had sex for a week now.

See answer: Variety of possibilities which may or may not be significant. Since being treated for genital herpes, very important that you have been or are screened for other STDs, some of which can be associated with vaginal discharge (GC, chlamydia, trichomonas) and often don't show up for at least 5-7 days to weeks after sexual transmission. Also test for non-STD causes of vaginal discharge (yeast, BV, etc) ...Read more

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I have a history of ovarian cyst and I have a yellow brown discharge that smells like a dead animal have an IUD (paraguard) am getting rashes from wea?

I have a history of ovarian cyst and I have a yellow brown discharge that smells like a dead animal have an IUD (paraguard) am getting rashes from wea?

Smelly stuff: I would see your gyno. It sounds like you have a lost tampon. This can cause serious infection. It must be removed and vaginal tissues cleansed with peroxidez. ...Read more

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What can cause a brighter yellow discharge but very thin in a 50 yr. Old woman? And might be going thru menopause. Itches a little sometimes.

What can cause a brighter yellow discharge but very thin in a 50 yr. Old woman? And might be going thru menopause. Itches a little sometimes.

It depends: Are you sexually active? Do you use protection? You need to have regular check ups with your gynocologist. If you have excessive itching it could be a yeast infection. If you have concerns about discharge you need to see your doctor to have this checked. It could also be normal. We all have some discharge sometimes, but make sure you are up to date on your check ups. And use protection. ...Read more

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Will discharge stop completely after menopause?

Will discharge stop completely after menopause?

Yes, but...: In menopause normal cyclical clear discharges will resolve with menopause. However, if this is not the normal small amount of cyclical discharge than the reason you are having the discharge should be evaluated by your gynecologist and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some discharge after menopause?

Discharge: Vaginal discharge is abnormal at any age. It is often a sign of a vaginal infection. If the discharge is bloody, pathology of cervix and uterus has to be checked for. Your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for your discharge. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about post menopausal occassional yellow heavy discharge?

Should I be worried about post menopausal occassional yellow heavy discharge?

No: I would not say that you should specifically worry about this, but know that with menopause, your ovaries are producing little to no estrogen. This predisposes you to vaginal infections such as yeast infections. The next time this occurs, treat with an over the counter yeast cream and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Why d & c is needed if a woman does not have no bleeding and thinks she menopausal because of her advance age which is 54year. Currently on tamoxifen?

Why d & c is needed if a woman does not have no bleeding and thinks she menopausal because of her advance age which is 54year. Currently on tamoxifen?

Not sure: Tamoxifen increases your risk of uterine cancer. If you had an ultrasound that showed thickened uterine lyning, your doctor may want to do a d;c to check for precancerous condition of your uterus. Without an abnormal ultrasound and without postmenopausal bleeding, I can't think of any reason why you need a d;c. ...Read more

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Do pre-menopausal women usually gain weight on tamoxifen?

Do pre-menopausal women usually gain weight on tamoxifen?

No: There have been many studies that have compared tamoxifen to placebo, demonstrating it's effectiveness treating breast cancer; none of these studies, to my knowledge, ever showed any difference between tamoxifen and placebo regarding weight gain. Nevertheless, as many as 10% of women on tamoxifen do report weight gain. This may be due to post-chemotherapy effects or menopause, as well. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ ducal carcinoma in situ 5/13. Am menopausal. Had lumpectomy and radiation. Now on tamoxifen. Am rn and at conference heard arimidex (anastrozole).

Diagnosed w/ ducal carcinoma in situ 5/13. Am menopausal. Had lumpectomy and radiation. Now on tamoxifen. Am rn and at conference heard arimidex (anastrozole).

On right path: You had the best treatment, for your early stage disease you had, tamoxifen is well proved (relatively inexpensive) drug, before switching to Anastrozole (armidex) which has similar function, treatments should not be based on one day conference attended by rn, it should be proven evidence based, given by your highly trained expert oncologist ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light brown discharge after menopause? It's been 4 years since my last period

Is it normal to have light brown discharge after menopause? It's been 4 years since my last period

No.: Any bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated. Postmenopausal bleeding can be an early sign of uterine cancer. It is not likely that it is cancer but the only way to be sure is to see your doctor. Typically you will have a pelvic ultrasound and maybe a biopsy of the inside of the uterus. I would not ignore any bleeding after menopause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Missed my period, instead one week of brown discharge I'm 17 is it menopause or what could it be?

Missed my period, instead one week of brown discharge I'm 17 is it menopause or what could it be?

Menses.: Not menopause. The brown discharge may just be an atypical period. Missed periods can occur for many reasons to include: pregnancy, markedly low or high weight, endurance exercising, travel, stress, anovulatory cycle, use of BCP etc. ...Read more

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I missed my period& haven't have sex in 3 months& instead of my period I've have brown discharge for about a week, im I going through menopause, I'm 17?

I missed my period& haven't have sex in 3 months& instead of my period I've have brown discharge for about a week, im I going through menopause, I'm 17?

Period: I am assuming from reading this that you have missed only one period. Brown discharge is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. If this is the timing of your period normally - this might actually be your period. I certainly do not think there is a chance that this is menopause. ...Read more

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I am 70 years old, not sexually active, post menopause (age 50) and have a brownish discharge. Should I go to urgent care or my primary doctor?

Go see ur pcp: Postmenopausal bleeding or spotting is not normal and should be evaluated it is not an emergency so I would not recommend going to an urgent care center or ER. See your PCP or someone with expertise in Gyn and assessment of postmenopausal spotting or discharge. ...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


Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more