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A 27-year-old female asked:

thick white cream discharge and late periods, had the flu not long ago and still recovering could it have prolonged my periods and caused infection?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Influenza: It is certainly possible that the influenza may have altered your normal menstrual cycle but very unlikely that it produced a vaginal infection unless you were taking antibiotics and developed secondary yeast infection as a result. Good luck.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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