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Vaginal discharge

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Many things: Vaginal discharge can be many things. Sometimes yeast can cause this, or BV (bacterial overgrowth). Many sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea,... Read More
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends: Vaginal discharge frequently is normal and requires no intevention. However, it can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis, a yeast infection, or a sexuall... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Several Possible: A vaginal discharge may be caused my several factors. Since no other information is provided, the possible causes could be physiologic or infectious.... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Normal vs unhealthy: Vaginal discharge could be related to infection, ph changes or might be completely normal/ healthy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends: Yeast infections present w thick, white, chunky discharge w/o odor that can cause itching, burning w intercourse/ urination, pain, redness ; swelling.... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
See your gyn: Most likely bacterial vaginoisis or thich , but could be other causes, u need an exam , cultures and an ultrasound.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Discharge is not indication for severe infection.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If there is a: significant change in color, consistency, smell of discharge or problems like swelling, itching, burning, pain, redness then evaluation is in order.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That is likely old: Deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. If not occurring in conjunction with period it could be breakthrough bleeding.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Related to menarche: Most commonly vaginal discharge about midway into puberty at age 11 - 13 years. However, some girls have precotious puberty and can start having perio... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Odor or itching?: If the discharge has an odor or is itching see a M for infection treatment. If not, then a non odorous non itching vaginal discharge is normal.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends: Every woman has vaginal discharge. The amount and consistency can change with the hormones through the month. Discharge is only abnormal if it burns, ... Read More

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