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Chicago, IL
A 37-year-old female asked:

thick white vaginal discharge constantly. ob tested no type of infection or yeast. on birth control pills. what could this be how do i get rid of it?

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Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Discharge: The birth control pill can cause increase in thick vaginal mucus to prevent sperm penetration. If there is no infection, may need to use a nonhormonal method of contraception if it persists and is bothersome.
Dr. Thomas Buehner
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Resistant candidiasi: First u need to make sure that not only a wet mount/KOH prep was done but also a specific yeast culture.This is a resistant yeast infection that will require long term therapy.U had some benefit from boric acid & white color points to yeast infection. Physiologic leukorrhea.can b due to estrogen w/o any other symptoms. Scented panty liners, spermicides, soaps, perfumes, latex condoms can all cause

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You're welcome - I hope you feel better soon!
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A 44-year-old member asked:

I have had an eye infection (not pink eye) which I satrted out on 40mg of steroids. Opth. Suggesting may be auto immune. What are poss? Migraines too.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

It burns when I urinate. I have had many yeast infections in the past, but my discharge now has a fishy odor. Is it bacterial vaginosis? What can I do

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Smelly urine: It could be bacterial vaginosis (bv). Go see your doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have visible blood in my urine and went to hospital and they said I had a UTI infection but my left kidney is in bad pain, is this from a uti?

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General Practice 15 years experience
May or may not: Gross blood in the urine with flank pain until proven otherwise can be a sign of kidney stones. Uti typically starts from the bladder and if left untreated can potentially travel to to the kidneys with serious consequences. Follow where the pain the starts. Stone starts from the back vs UTI from the bladder.

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