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What causes light pinkish vaginal discharge in an elderly person with breast cancer?

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: have a light pink discharge. can't tell if from urine(have been on cipro 4 days) or vaginal. Notice it when I XXXXXXX dry. I am 80. breast cancer 30 years ago Uterine cancer 14 years ago. Everything removed and radiation for 5 weeks. Have had gyn apt. every year. Have one coming up. Very disconcerting. Any thoughts?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
can be atrophic vaginitis.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The light pink discharge can be from local vaginal mucosa due to atrophic vaginitis or related to a urinary infection. A direct examination by a gynecologist is necessary to find out the source of bleeding.
Do get a routine urine test also done to rule out a urinary infection.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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What causes light pinkish vaginal discharge in an elderly person with breast cancer?

Brief Answer: can be atrophic vaginitis. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. The light pink discharge can be from local vaginal mucosa due to atrophic vaginitis or related to a urinary infection. A direct examination by a gynecologist is necessary to find out the source of bleeding. Do get a routine urine test also done to rule out a urinary infection. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal