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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Vaginal discharge can be many things. Sometimes yeast can cause this, or BV (bacterial overgrowth). Many sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Normal vs unhealthy: Vaginal discharge could be related to infection, ph changes or might be completely normal/ healthy.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal Discharge: Your regular doctor of gyn can treat this.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on cause: It is normal for a woman to have a clear or white vaginal discharge the can vary in quantity and quality through the cycle. If the nature of the disc ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vaginal discharge: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redn ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Mild white vaginal discharge is normal and is due to hormonal changes in a woman's body. If your discharge becomes copious, foul smelling, or greenish ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your gyn: Most likely bacterial vaginoisis or thich , but could be other causes, u need an exam , cultures and an ultrasound.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Infection: You need seen by a dr for exam, diagnosis and prescription. Soon if causing skin peeling.
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A member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
23 years experience Family Medicine
Infection. Get tests: From the color description, old blood be present especially if this is near the time you ended your period. However, you may have a sexually transmitt ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
?: The only way to be sure would be to go to your doctor for tests and to look at the discharge under the microscope.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Vaginal disch: You may have an infection. You should see your doctor about a pelvic exam and appropriate tests, to determine the cause.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Although there can be an increase in vaginal discharge with pregnancy - this is not diagnostic.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Mueller
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discharge : Discharge with irritation needs evaluation, could be a yeast infection, bacterial infection or something more worrisome and the only way to know is a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
See your doctor: I recommend seeing your healthcare professional to treat you appropriately as this is likely a bacterial infection. Wishing you the very best.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Itching" to see MD: Your are "itching" to see a MD for a vaginal infection as that symptom alone is a dead giveaway for the same. Time to make an appointment with a local ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
22 years experience Family Medicine
Menopause changes: Sometimes when a vaginal discharge persists, it could be that the vaginal tissue is going through a process called atrophy which means that it is no l ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not normal: Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. There are many possible causes, from infections to hormonal pr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seek medical help: If you are bleeding that heavily you need to be seen right away! a good rule of thumb-a pad or more per hour for 2-3 hours, go in. You could become s ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various causes: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal o ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Sounds normal!: During periods, we shed the inner lining of the uterus -- the endometrium -- if we're not pregnant. Sometimes that shed layer may not come out for a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A brown vaginal: Discharge such as you describe is usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. Take care.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Bacterial vaginosis : The most common symptom of BV is an abnormal off-white vaginal discharge (especially after vaginal intercourse) that may be accompanied by an unpleasa ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Normal ovulation: Odorless, stringy, white vaginal discharge is a typical description of the vaginal mucous observed mid-cycle during ovulation. It is physiologic, i.e ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yeast infection: Vaginal itching/burning and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. Treatment = over the counter yeast infection ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It may be normal: :"excessive vaginal discharge" that has no odor and does not itch, may be normal. At certain times in the menstrual cycle(such as ovulation), there is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not: Brown vaginal discharge is usually older, deoxygenated blood from the uterus. Bleeding does not usually occur from yeast infections - althought there ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Not likely: I recommend seeing your physician if you are having vaginal discharge. Wishing you the very best.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Yeast infection : White discharge is often a sign of a yeast infection with candida. Seeing a physician is recommended.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
STD: This may not be all inclusive. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trichomoniasis can cause discharge.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Hmmm: Could be normal. I would get an exam to be more clear it is not a hidden infection.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Likely yeast : Likely yeast but recommend it be checked out by a healthcare professional.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Other infection: It is possible that you have another type of infection. Trichomonas frequently causes a green discharge. Check with your doctor for testing and treatm ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No necessarily: White milky discharge is sometimes seen w pregnancy. If you miss your period please take a home pregnancy test.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection? BV? STD?: Vaginal discharge with foul odor (often fishy) usually is bacterial vaginosis, overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, causes simil ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cyclic: The vaginal discharge changes throughout the cycle. Right after the period it tends to be whitish. At mid-cycle it is wet and clear. After ovulatio ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Women know their bodies and might be familiar with many types of vaginal discharge. However, an unusual one or a new one should be evaluated by a prof ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection: Symptoms like cheesy discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal itching, thick mucus and leakage of urine are consistent with an infection, e.g., y ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May be: Vaginal discharge is a complex problem that seems to be related to our individual microbiomes. Microbiome is our bodies' outfit with bacteria that we ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Michaels
33 years experience Family Medicine
Why avoid the MD?: Vaginal discharge can be due to an infection. Not knowing you have an infection can lead to complications. Assuming this is not just a normal perio ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
43 years experience Family Medicine
Possible Vaginitis: Vagininits (vaginal infection) is very common and not something to be scared about . Please make an appt to see your personal physician or gynecologi ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Noaman Hanif
14 years experience Family Medicine
Discharge: You may need to see your pcp or obgyn. Could be fungal, bacterial, or an std. Recommend wet mount and std testing based on risk factors. Once the ap ... Read More
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