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what is a vaginal discharge?

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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, chlamydia, etc) can also cause this. For discharge that lasts more than a few days, especially if it burns, itches, or hurts, see your doctor.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Sounds normal: There is nearly always at least a little bit of vaginal discharge, which is perfectly normal, and the odor could be described as slightly sweet.
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