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Causes Of Increased Vaginal Discharge
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion.
Several Possible: A vaginal discharge may be caused my several factors. Since no other information is provided, the possible causes could be physiologic or infectious. Infection from Yeast, Trichomonas or Bacterial Vaginosis may cause a vaginal discharge. Cervical inflammation or infection may cause a discharge. On the other hand a discharge may be caused by ovulation, normal vaginal secretions, or recent sex.
It may: It is great that you are exercising to stay healthy! Of course, one of the side effects of exercise is sweating. Make sure that you are staying hydrated and shower as soon as you are able. Sweat and moisture can create an environment for vaginal discharge and possible infection. The bleeding could be from possible irritation to the vagina. See your doctor for an exam just to be sure.See 1 more doctor answer
A lot of things: Many things can cause this. It could be a vaginal, cervical, or uterine infection. Other possibilities are a cervical polyp, hormonal imbalance or even cancer. Because it is not typical of anything in particular, it is important to be examined by a gynecologist to find out the cause.
Old blood usually: When bright red blood bleeds inside your uterus during your period it might sit there for some time, congeal into a clot, and then later liquify and come out as dark menstrual blood. As it sits longer in the genital tract it gets browner and by the time you see anything it is a mixture of newer (red) blood and older (brown) blood.
Not really: The dark blood is old blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucus.
Old blood: Most typically due to old menstrual blood.
Discharge: I would get a culture done to see what's causing this.
Absolutely: Any time you are even mildly dehydrated, any fluids in your body can get thicker (or actually more viscous if we want to use the proper term). This includes your saliva, lung secretions, blood, urine and, yes, your vaginal secretions. If it continues to be thicker once you are re-hydrated, then consider seeing doc for evaluation to make sure it's not something more than normal secretions.
Normal vaginal d/c: Unless there is yeast, bv, or trich present, your secretions are physiologic, a fancy word for normal. See you gyn doctor if you have itching or bad odor. Make sure you are getting routine gyn care.
Vaginitis: See your doctor. He/she will perform specific tests to see what's going on and how to fix it.
Non itching D/C?: If the discharge is non itching as described above, then it is a normal expression of vaginal fluids which can be more copious when sexually aroused.
Bv or trich: You should be examined by your ob.
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