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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   This is very embarrassing, but I guess I need some answers. I have constant light brown to brown discharge coming from my vagina. It has a smell to it and Im not really sure what it is. I can only feel clean if I wear a pad to catch it. I am not pregnant or anything but I have had it for some time and I am not sure if its bacteria
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello.
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
I am reading your question
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Kindly be patient
User :   sure.
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Your age, occupation please?
User :   29 student
Doctor :   Do you say you have a discharge from the vagina, brown in color?
User :   yes that is correct
Doctor :   How much is the discharge approx, in cups?

Doctor :   When did it start first?

User :   not a lot of discharge
Doctor :  
How many pads per day?
User :   maybe just a tbsp full
User :   that hits
User :   I only have to use 1
User :   Its been happening for a while
Doctor :  
Do you have a white discharge?
User :   no not at all
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Do you have regular periods?
User :   That is the other issue, I dont anymore
User :   after my second child
User :   It stopped happening, I was getting them off and on
User :   and just recently it stopped completely .....
Doctor :  
So irregular periods?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Are you sexually active in recent times?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   When was the first time you had such smelly discharge?

User :   Last year in the summer time
Doctor :  
When did the present episode start?
User :   I started to notice the discharge in June 09
Doctor :   Did you see a Doctor since then?
User :   No I have not. I was a bit embarrassed to see a doc.
Doctor :  
Ok
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When was the last time you had the sexual intercourse?
User :   I would have to say 2.5 wks ago.
Doctor :  
Do you have itching or the redness in the area?
User :   No. no itching at all or redness that I can see....
Doctor :  
What did you do last time you had similar problem?
User :   Just the discharge and a smell
User :   I just wore a pad
User :   I did not take anything for it
Doctor :  
Is the discharge continous or it takes a break?
Doctor :   For how many days it stays?

User :   It happens every single day
Doctor :  
Is your partner complaining of similar things?
User :   No not at all.
Doctor :   Are you tired of these? DO you feel you have generalised weakness?
User :   ofcourse I am tired of it. Its quite embarrassing to have to deal with. no weakness
User :   it only goes away when I have my period
User :   but since I dont have periods, I just get the smelly discharge.
Doctor :  
I think this is not worrisome but I think it is affecting your general health
Doctor :  
as you might be anemic by now
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and I would liek to know your height and weight
Doctor :  
The blood you lose and you get paler and affects your over all health
User :   I am 5'6 and I am about 225 , I do know I have to loose weight and I am excersing regularly now and eating better
Doctor :  
Yea
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There it goes
Doctor :  
Look you are wasting energy
Doctor :  
You need a thorough evaluation
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with some hormonal blood tests, Hb test
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and Gynecoliogical examination
User :   so overall the solution is to go and see a doctor
Doctor :   Is it 225 pounds
User :   yes
Doctor :  
That is more than the ideal weight
User :   ok
Doctor :   I suspect thyroid status too
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Hence I require some test for a better help
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Which place are you from?
User :   I live in NC
Doctor :  
Since this problem is from past 6 months you have to see a Doctor
Doctor :  
Nothing embarrassing about it
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Please see a Female Gynecologist
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Else you can start with a Female Family Practitioner
User :   Ok. i will certainly do that. thanks for all your advice
Doctor :   Please do visit me back

Doctor :  
after your consultation
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I shall be able to help you what next
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and might be Diet charts and second opinion from Gynecoalogist too
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WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   Ok I hope I am understandable
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and you take necessary care about you
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Are you with me?
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?

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