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creamy white discharge a week before period

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It may be normal: It may be normal if the discharge doesn't itch or have an odor.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
May be normal: If these types of symptoms resolve with menstruation, it is related to normal homonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle. If the period do ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection? STD?: If the discharge is new, it's probably not normal and needs medical evaluation. There are many possible causes, but "creamy white" suggests an infecti ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Sudarsky
23 years experience Family Medicine
Normal vagina: It is normal for the quantity and quality of your vaginal discharge to change throughout your cycle.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: But take a pregnancy test, if you are worried.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Although a milky: White discharge can occur w pregnancy - it is not diagnostic for pregnancy. If you miss your period take a pregnancy test. Classic pregnancy sxs begin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Can be clear or whitish.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sorry, no crystal: Ball to provide a definitive answere. If you miss your period you can take a home pregnancy test or an early pregnancy test prior to that. Classic pre ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: It can be normal to spot a few days before your period. Thick white discharge is also normal at this stage in your menstrual cycle. If the spotting ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Probably normal: The vagina changes a bit after ovulation (midcycle) & the discharge usually becomes thicker & less mucus like. The red discharge may just be from the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Mcabee
29 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: It is actually normal for this to occur. The white discharge is due to the change in the vaginal fluid due to not being pregnant. The ph changes and ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Alone not much: Clear discharge usually is ovulation milky white is often due to yeast but does not need rx if there are no other symptoms.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
A "sac ": Indeed cyst is a usually round sac like formation that inside usually some fluid exist but sometimes quasi solid material. They can be every where o ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test: If you think you are pregnant then take a home pregnancy test and in minutes you will have your answer. Sounds like you just had a late period which i ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menses: You need to make sure that you are not pregnant, since your period has not occurred. This can be done with a simple urine pregnancy test. There are ma ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
We do not guess: You did not include any specifics about your cycle. You failed to include menstrual, sexual. Or the timeline of your ovulation. Vaginal discharge is, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Anselmi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably normal: One day of brown spotting after a period is normal. It should not be black discharge and should not be heavy. Multiple days of tail end brown bleedi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Do a blood preg test can be from other causes.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge can be very worrisome sometimes. By what you described it could be a simple vaginitis or candidiasis. Also a normal cervical mucous ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Breakthrough bleeding (brown or red) is common and is typically due to changes in hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and your cycle. If it persists ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This is not uncommon as long as other reasons are ruled out (cervical irritation for example).
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: A white discharge is likely normal and the vaginal discharge is usually thicker just before the period starts.
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