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A 21-year-old female asked:

period is four days late and i'm having white discharge and irritation down there. what do i do?

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Dr. Tyra Harris
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Pregnancy test: Hello. You should go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. If positive, see your OB/GYN as soon as possible. As far as the discharge and irritation go, it sounds like it also needs treatment. Be sure to avoid any fragrant products down there. Use mild bar soap and water only when bathing.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Im one day late with white discharge. What does that mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
HPT: Sexually active or inactive.? It doesn't necessarily mean anything. However, if you have had unprotected vaginal intercourse these findings could be consistent with (but not diagnostic of ) pregnancy. The easiest way to find out is to take a home pregnancy test.
A 18-year-old female asked:

21 days before period, and my white discharge completely stopped, why? Is it or normal?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Discharge.: Leukorrhea is a clear to white vaginal discharge made up of vaginal secretions, debris and dead white blood cells. It does not have an odor, cause burning, pain, itching or redness. It is normal for the consistency and amount to change throughout your menstrual cycle. For instance, there is more when ovulating or pregnant. By discharges that are symptomatic should be medically checked. Take care.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is white discharge a day before period starts normal?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A woman has: Vaginal secretions through out her menstrual cycle. There is nothing necessarily wrong with white d/c before your period. However, a clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections.If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with >.
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Help please! could day after pills cause white discharge?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Morning after pills can cause a discharge because they change your hormones. However, if you have odor, itching or pain see a doctor to get checked for sexually transmitted infections.
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A 33-year-old female asked:

I am delayed 7 days period i took pt but its negative and now I am having white discharge.. It happens to me five months ago.. What does it mean?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: Discharge in a woman can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. Some common causes of discharge with odor can be yeast, bacterial vaginosis or std's. Take good care!

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