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I'm sorry that you're having trouble with watery discharge. It would be helpful to have more history. From the post, I can't tell your age. How old are you?
Watery discharge can be from various causes and homing in on the cause depends on taking some history and also on exam. If the discharge is clear and not itching or burning, it's likely to be just from the glands on the cervix if a woman is young. In older women, watery discharge is a bit more concerning and would require an ultrasound to be sure that the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus are normal.
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Brown is old blood. No odor?
I think this is unusual enough that I'd get a pelvic ultrasound. There may be a collection of blood up higher in the genital tract, perhaps the uterus. It could be slowly discharging to cause this constant flow. It doesn't sound normal to me and if I had a patient with this history, I would be searching for a cause. Did you mention it to your gynecologist?
Usually a yeast infection causes a thick white clumpy discharge with itching. It would be a good idea to schedule an appointment with your gynecologist for this symptom. They can examine you and be sure that there is no infection as a cause. If there is no infection on exam, an ultrasound would be the next step.
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At your age it's likely to be overactive cervical glands. The other thing I think of if the discharge is brown is a congenital anomaly of the genital tract. This means being born with a slightly different shape of uterus. That can cause blood to be trapped and come out as watery brown discharge. That's the reason for the ultrasound. So exam would check the vagina and cervix to look at the discharge. I would also take a sample of the discharge to look under the microscope for infections. Also take a culture to send to the lab looking for infections. Lastly an ultrasound to look for trapped blood.
If an infection, than treatment of the infection. If an anomaly with trapped blood, it depend on the exact findings on the imaging. Usually some surgical correction. But we're talking way ahead of ourselves. First is to schedule an appointment with your gyne to talk specifically about this discharge. It may be something very simple. Not possible to tell without an exam.
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