you very much for your question.
vaginal discharge is most often associated with old endometrial tissues.
vaginal discharge can serve as an indicator of some kind of infection,
especially if it is accompanied by itching, swelling, foul odor, and
lower abdominal pain.
vaginal discharge is in most cases seen where there is a vaginal infection.
gray or yellowish vaginal discharge may be a sign of bacterial vaginosis.
A fishy odor, along with redness, swelling, vaginal itching and burning
may be present.
vaginal discharge is a sign of old blood (which may have been retained
within the uterus or vagina) being expelled from the vagina. It may
be caused by :
-Missed abortion - in early pregnancy, when the fetus is dead but
is retained within the uterus without spontaneous abortion).
-In some cases of induced abortion.
-Implantation bleed - at the time the fertilized ovum implants or
gets embedded in the endometrium.
-Cervical or endometrial cancer - it is likely to be accompanied by
abnormal vaginal bleeding.
-Irregular periods or intermenstrual bleeding - vaginal bleeding or
pelvic pain may be present.
-Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
-Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.
of yellow vaginal discharge include:
of Light Brown Vaginal Discharge
are a few reasons why a woman's vaginal discharge may be brown in
color. The most common two are pregnancy and Perimenopause.
A pinkish brown colored discharge is an early sign of pregnancy.
Perimenopause can cause a light brown discharge, pink, or a yellow
discharge. In some women, the discharge may be heavy and uncomfortable.
Bleeding. This is another early sign of pregnancy. The discharge can
be light brown, pink or red. This type of discharge is normal and
usually occurs 10 -14 days after conception. The discharge is caused
by the egg implanting itself to the uterine wall. It usually appears
as a single smear of discharge not a spotting or flowing type.
Endometrial Tissues. A light brown discharge is common in young girls
before they start their menstrual cycle. In women, the discharge is
the body's way of releasing any old endometrial tissue that was not
shed during the menstrual cycle.
Vaginitis. Atrophic vaginitis can cause a brown discharge, bleeding,
pain or itching in the vaginal area. A woman may also experience painful
intercourse, burning sensation, dryness; the discharge may be yellow
in color and have a foul smell.
Polyps. Uterine polyps are also called endometrial polyps. The Polyps
can cause a discharge as well as bleeding after intercourse, heavy
menstrual bleeding, and abnormal vaginal bleeding.
A light brown discharge can be an early symptom of a sexually transmitted
disease (STD). The most common STDs that cause a discharge include
chlamydia, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, and genital warts.
of Dark Brown Vaginal Discharge
are seven common reasons a woman may experience a dark brown vaginal
discharge. Most of the reasons are not serious however; a few are
so it is important to set up an appointment with your gynecologist
if you have other symptoms of a serious condition or for peace of
A dark brown discharge usually is implantation bleeding. The color
can range from pink, red to light or dark brown. The discharge may
last as long as three to four days.
During the process of the egg being released it is not uncommon to
experience a dark brown discharge or spotting. It will usually only
last a few days.
Many women who are close to menopause will experience a dark brown
discharge in place of a normal menstrual flow.
Bleeding. Endometrial bleeding occurs when some of the uterine wall
was not discharged during the menstrual cycle. It may occur just after
the cycle ends or just before the next cycle begins. Because the blood
is old, it becomes dark brown in color.
Inflammatory Disease. Pelvic Inflammatory disease is a more serious
condition and requires a visit to the gynecologist. This disease happens
when there is an infection in the uterus lining, fallopian tubes,
ovaries, cervix and/or the vagina. It is painful and can lead to pain
during intercourse, abdominal pain, and infertility if left untreated.
Cancer. Cervical cancer is by far the most serious disease that is
associated with a dark brown discharge. Cervical cancer is spread
through the HPV virus (human papilloma virus.)Other symptoms of cervical
cancer can include loss of appetite, weight loss, leg pain, pelvic
pain, and fatigue.
get a PAP smear test done to rule out the possibility of any cervical
malignancy.Its a simple procedure done on opd basis. Complete the
course of the antibiotics as advised. Get your blood sugar tested.
I think that a course of metronidazole should also be taken.
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