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white creamy discharge after period

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs testing: 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: As above.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Poss.: R/o infection but can be normal.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Vaginal discharge: Yes, this can be normal. If you have pain or odor or other urinary symptoms then your doctor should see you.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Probably normal: This may be a mixture of semen and vaginal mucous or the vaginal discharge that is normal depending on the portion of the menstrual cycle a woman is i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ovulation: As ovulation is approached, normal vaginal discharges can increase in amount and become wetter with a slippery consistency.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Missed Period: There are at least a dozen common reasons for missed period, but the most common is pregnancy. If you have not done a pregnancy test then that is the ... Read More
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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.
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Can be clear or whitish.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably normal: The nature and volume of the vaginal discharge will vary through the cycle. At the time of ovulation the discharge becomes thinner and the volume incr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Vaginitis: Sounds like a vaginal infection, but which one cannot be guessed at without an exam. See your ob/gyn doctor.
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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 female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are very common. Change of environment or thyroid dysfunction can cause it. Pregnancy is always a question. Vaginal discharge can b ... Read More
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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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: period related discharge can take on many different appearances depending on the amount of mucus that is being secreted from your cervix around the ti ... Read More
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Watch: It may just be related to hormone changers before your period, if you are concerned about pregnancy, check a test.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly if the: Period is missed. When pregnant, vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be ta ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. In this case, it might be the start of your period.
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neither: If the discharge has no odor or itching it is normal and not a sign of pregnancy.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Earl
Dr. Jill Earl answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably normal: Sounds like ovulatory discharge, which is normal.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
See your doctor!: You may have an infection or prostatitis. You should get evaluated to make the diagnosis, and get treated if necessary.
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