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A 36-year-old member asked:

I have an increase in vaginal discharge. should i be concerned?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
It depends: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle and can be a normal sign of the hormonal changes of pregnancy. On the other hand, vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out.
Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Possibly: If there is pain, foul odor, fever, abnormal coloration or new onset, you should check with your doctor.

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I have orange vaginal discharge, should be concerned?

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What to do if I have an increase in vaginal discharge?

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cause an odor. If you have a discharge which causes redness, itching, burning, swelling or foul odor – please have it checked.
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Should I be concerned if I have green vaginal discharge?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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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 professional. If yellowish green, it could be trichomonas, which an obgyn provider should diagnose and treat. If the woman is pregnant and the discharge is darker green, it could be meconium-stained amniotic fluid, and that could become an OB emergency.
A 17-year-old female asked:

After sexual intercourse can it increase vaginal discharge?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Vaginal d/c: If you have unprotected vaginal intercourse and semen is introduced into your vagina, than that can certainly be a "vaginal discharge" afterwards, but other than that and a vaginal discharge that includes the male ejaculate and possibly some of your naturally occurring vaginal liquids, there should be no other abnormal discharge.
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Will vaginal discharge increase after vaginal ultra sound?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
No: You may have some of the gel mixed in with the discharge but the amount of the discharge should not be affected.

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