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"Is it bad to have pink vaginal discharge?"
I've had this for about a month. I donn't know what to do.
Vaginal discharge actually serves an important housekeeping function in the female reproductive system. It is normal to have clear or milky fluid flowing out of the vagina each day, carrying out old cells that have lined the vagina and bacteria to keep it clean and helps prevent infections. A pink vaginal discharge you experience may or may not be normal, depending on additional symptoms accompanied it. A discharge stained with blood when you are not having your period, whether it is normal or not, may require immediate medical attention. With limited information provided, it is difficult to assess the condition. You have stated that the pink vaginal discharge has been going on for about a month, but is the bleeding constant or intermittent? Is it excessive? Do you experience irritations, pains or other symptoms? There are multiple causes of a pink vaginal discharge. Some causes may be from the shedding of the uterine lining after child birth, irregular menstrual cycles, infections, or less often, vaginal, cervical or endometrial cancer. Regardless, the duration of the bleeding in your case may be a concern and needs to be checked out by a family doctor or gynecologist to receive a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatments. Best of luck.
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