Definition of Discharge:

A secretion, of pus for example, from a wound or bodily orifice.

Also: Discharges

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(Prescription) Drug Side-Effects

...our question about Blood in nipple discharge
“Some medications can cause non-bloody nipple discharge.  The most common culprits are cimetidine (for stomach problems), oral contraceptives, some antidepressant and other drugs for psychological problems, and domperidone (for nausea)...”

Allergic Conjunctivitis

...the condition
“...substances by mast cells and may include red eyes, dilated vessels in the clear tissue covering the whites of the eyes, itching and/or burning eyes, swollen eyelids, watery eyes, or stringy eye discharge.  Itching is the most common symptom, reported by 75% of patients...”
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Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...recommendation Homeopathic Remedies
“...Some of the most common remedies used for allergic rhinitis are:- ... Allium cepa for a lot of irritating nasal discharge and tearing eyes...”

Athletes Foot

...the condition
“...There may also be a slight watery discharge.  In the ulcerative type, the peeling skin becomes worse...”


...as a treatment
“...Bayberry appears to improve circulation and is a remedy for alimentary conditions, excessive menstrual bleeding and uterine discharge.  Used as a mouthwash for sensitive, 'spongy' or bleeding gums, and sore mouth, gargle with a liquid mixture made of extract or powder as needed...”


...related topic
“Excess discharge from mucous surfaces, such as the urethra or vagina; term used in the past for gonorrhea.”

Boils, Abscesses, Carbuncles

...recommendation Homeopathic Remedies
“...Suggested remedies include ... Arsenicum album: Deeply infected boils with intensely burning pain and offensive discharge.  Warmth and hot applications usually are soothing...”

Breast Cancer

...the condition
“...Things to look for include ... Nipple discharge...”
...our question about Nipple discharge color
“Nipple discharge is usually harmless, and should not signify anything seriously wrong...”


...related topic
“...Vaginal symptoms include itching in the genital area, pain when urinating, and a thick odorless discharge.”


...related topic
“...Some females experience a white vaginal discharge that resembles cottage cheese, a burning sensation when urinating, itching, and painful intercourse...”


...related topic
“...Mucus colitis is a type with cramps, periods of constipation, and copious discharge of mucus with feces...”


...the condition
“...If the discharge is severe, gonococcal (gonorrhea) conjunctivitis must be considered...”
...our question about Continuous discharge from the eyes
“A day or two after the first symptoms (eye discomfort), a white, yellow, or green discharge from the eyes may be present...”


...related topic
“Excessive discharge of contents of bowel.”


...related topic
“Excessive discharge of urine.”


...the condition
“...Raw areas of the skin (excoriation) may arise from scratching and ear discharges or bleeding...”


...related topic
“Profuse discharge from a body cavity.”


...related topic
“...If there are symptoms in the female, they include frequent and painful urination, cloudy vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, inflammation of the pelvic area, and abnormal uterine bleeding...”


...the condition
“...Congestion of the eye and nose on the affected side produces tears and nasal blockage and discharge on that side...”


...the condition
“...Mucus discharge may be associated with itching...”

Herpes Simplex Type II

...the condition
“...It is common to have watery discharge and pain during urination...”

Homeopathic Remedies

...as a treatment
“...Homeopaths also use treatments called nosodes made from diseased or pathological products such as fecal, urinary, and respiratory discharges, blood, and tissue...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen

...as a treatment
“...Parts of the body that can be adversely affected by HBO treatment, with symptoms, include ... Sinuses – Congestion and/or occlusion (Pain, bloody discharge)...”


...the condition
“...Typically, the eye is not sticky, crusty or producing a discharge.  The symptoms of iritis usually appear suddenly and develop rapidly over a few hours or days...”

IUD Complications

...the condition
“...Consult a doctor if any of the following occur ... Vaginal discharge with or without pain (this may indicate infection)...”


...related topic
Discharge from the vagina of a white or yellowish viscous fluid with pus and mucus cells.”

Male Breast Cancer

...the condition
“...Any breast lump, nipple discharge, or change in the breast should be investigated...”
...our question about Nipple discharge color
“Nipple discharge, either bloody or serous, is distinctly abnormal in men and must always be taken seriously...”

Menstrual Cycle

...related topic
“The repeating monthly cycle in women consisting of ovulation, thickening of the uterine lining to allow for fertilization and (if the egg is not fertilized) the breakdown and discharge of the lining of the uterus during menstruation...”


...related topic
“The periodic discharge of blood, tissue fluid and mucus from the endometrium (lining of the uterus) that usually lasts from 3-5 days although 2-7 days is quite normal...”
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...the condition
“...Mumps is spread from person to person through direct contact with saliva or discharges from the nose and throat of infected persons...”


...related topic
“...The myelin sheath is a jacket of insulation around axons to help them conduct their electrical discharges quickly down the axon.”

Neurologic Testing, Conventional

...as a treatment
“..."Spiking" (sharp waves of electrical activity) discharges indicate an irritable area of cerebral cortex...”

Orbital Cellulitis

...the condition
“...Eye burning, itching and discharge...”


...the condition
“...Discharge at the site of infection; Osteomyelitis is sometimes asymptomatic, or has symptoms common to many other conditions...”

Otitis Media

...related topic
“...Symptoms of AOM include earache, decreased hearing, fever, unsteadiness, and occasionally liquid discharge if the eardrum bursts...”

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

...related topic
“A purulent (pus-like) vaginal discharge with fever and lower abdominal pain...”

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

...the condition
“...Douching also may ease discharge caused by an infection, so the woman delays seeking health care...”


...related topic
“...Broadly, any discharge of pus, but usually referring to periodontitis or Pyorrhea alveolaris, with inflammatory and degenerative conditions in the gums, jaw bone and cementum...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...Signs of infection include red skin around the wound, discharge containing pus, swelling, warmth, foul odor, and fever...”
...recommendation L-Arginine
“...surgery for gastrointestinal cancer, supplementation with 25gm of arginine a day for 7 days improved their nitrogen balance as measured 5-7 days after surgery and led to more rapid recovery and discharge from the hospital...”

Post-Nasal Drip

...related topic
“A constant flow of mucous and discharge down the "back of the throat", generally caused by acute infection or allergies...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...our question about Nipple discharge color
“Some women have nipple discharge very early in pregnancy.”


...our question about Eye irritation
“Eye burning, itching & discharge are possible indicators of psoriasis.”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...Other signs include the following ... Abnormal discharge from the anus...”


...recommendation Euphorbium Nasal Spray
“...Each patient received 2 discharges of spray into each nostril 4 times a day for 5 months...”

STD Chlamydia

...the condition
“...Some women experience a white vaginal discharge that resembles cottage cheese, a burning sensation when urinating, itching, and painful intercourse...”

STD Gonorrhea

...the condition
“...These include a burning sensation when urinating, a yellowish white discharge from the penis and (occasionally) painful or swollen testicles...”


...related topic
“...Signs include: Vaginal irritation; a fishy odor; a greenish/yellow vaginal discharge; pain with intercourse and/or with urination...”


...related topic
“...Symptoms include vaginal itching and pain, with a watery foamy greenish or yellow odorless discharge being frequently present...”

Urethral Discharge

...related topic
“A discharge from the urethra (the narrow tube that transports urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) that may be a cloudy, yellow-green mucous, white (like 'cottage cheese'), either watery...”

Urethritis / Urethral Syndrome

...the condition
“...The classic signs and symptoms of NSU are burning upon urination and a light discharge.  While a heavier, thicker discharge may occur, this is usually more suggestive of gonorrhea...”

Vaginal Dryness

...the condition
“...Telltale signs of vaginal dryness include ... white/yellow vaginal discharge...”


...related topic
“...Vaginosis: A vaginal infection characterized by a smelly discharge and the presence of Gardnerella, Mycoplasma, or other anaerobic bacteria, with the lack of Lactobacillus species.”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...Cervical infections are also often associated with abnormal vaginal discharge, but these infections can be distinguished from true vaginal infections by appropriate tests...”
...our question about Vaginal discharge accompanied by odor
“...It produces no symptoms in about 85% of cases, but some women may experience an unpleasant fishy odor with vaginal discharge.”
...recommendation Boric Acid
“...Discontinue if you get a bloody discharge.  Carefully fill up size zero (single 'ought' or "0") empty gel caps (or veggie caps, available at a health food store, for those who don't want to use gelatin products) with boric acid...”


...the condition
“...Labyrinthitis is a condition where the hair cells become irritated or inflamed and discharge randomly, tricking the brain into thinking you are moving or spinning...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Early symptoms include itching in the genital area, pain when urinating, and a thick odorless vaginal discharge are frequently present...”
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