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I usually start getting white pasty clumpy cottage cheese like discharge a week before my periods, and I have painful sex during these days.

I usually start getting white pasty clumpy cottage cheese like discharge a week before my periods, and I have painful sex during these days.

Vaginitis tests: Are indicated. It could be that you are keeping a low level infection that flares up during the week prior to your period. The symptoms you describe are consistent with Candida vaginitis (yeast). It is a good idea to be tested prior to treating vaginitis, because symptoms of the different types can overlap and incorrect treatment can make symptoms worse. ...Read more

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What might cause a yellow cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge, and burning during urination?

What might cause a yellow cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge, and burning during urination?

Probable yeast infec: It sounds like you probably have a vaginal infection. Usually yeast willgive a thick white discharge. You can use over-the-counter medication to treat but you should see your dr. For a proper diagnosis if it doesn't resolve with over-the-counter treatment for yeast infection. ...Read more

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What might cause a yellow cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge, and burning during urination?

What might cause a yellow cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge, and burning during urination?

Yeast: An infection, as you described, is probably caused by a vaginal yeast infection and can be treated with Monistat which is over the counter ...Read more

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Is Curdy cheese cottage discharge a sign of early pregnancy?

Is Curdy cheese cottage discharge a sign of early pregnancy?

Yeast vaginitis: Curdy cheese like discharge associated with vaginal itching and redness is a sign of vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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I have cottage cheese like discharge coming out of me. What is this a sign of?

I have cottage cheese like discharge coming out of me. What is this a sign of?

Discharge: 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 urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What causes cottage cheese like discharge that won't come I can only see it if I take it out with my fingers?

Discharge: What causes cottage cheese like discharge that won't come I can only see it if I take it out with my fingers? ANS: need more information. Discharge from what? Boil? Nose? Throat? Vagina? Your boyfriend's penis? Organize details and resubmit question. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy vagina and white cottage cheese like discharge?

What to do for itchy vagina and white cottage cheese like discharge?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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What causes cottage cheese like discharge that won't come out of vagina I can only see it if I scoop it out with my fingers?

May be normal: This type of discharge, if not causing itching, pain, or odor, can be normal in some women. If it is causing any of the above symptoms, it might be infection and need treatment. ...Read more

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I'm havening a lot of thick cottage cheese-like discharge with no smell and there is no itching. Could this still be yeast even without itching?

I'm havening a lot of thick cottage cheese-like discharge with no smell and there is no itching. Could this still be yeast even without itching?

At Least A Yeast: Yes it could. But just in case you're not convinced, wait a few more days and I bet it'll start itching. But if you just want to get rid of that pesky cottage cheese now, try an over-the-counter (OTC; non-Rx) cream at your local variety store and see if that works. If not, you might then need a prescription cream or pill from your doctor. He or she might also check you for other things in there. ...Read more

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Have have cottage cheese like discharge?

Have have cottage cheese like discharge?

Yeast overgrowth?: Yeast (candida) in vagina is kept in check by lactobacilli. Anything that upsets that balance (antibiotics, diabetes, too frequent douching, tight underwear) may result in overgrowth of yeast & cottage cheese-like discharge. Many otc creams/ suppositories available to treat, but prevention & treating underlying causes best. If otc preps don't work, see gyn for further help. ...Read more

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I keep getting thrush. I always get it when I have a partner I have unprotected sex with. White cottage cheese like discharge and some burning. Normal?

I keep getting thrush. I always get it when I have a partner I have unprotected sex with. White cottage cheese like discharge and some burning. Normal?

THRUSH: THRUSH IS A YEAST INFECTION AND IS CONTAGIOUS.
FOR THE TIME BEING, HAVE PROTECTED SEX.
CHECK WITH YOUR PCP OR YOUR GYNECOLOGIST ABOUT OTHER METHODS AND POSSIBLE PRESCRIPTIONS YOU SHOULD USE.
THESE CAN BE PILLS OR CREAMS.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Squeezed my vagina and dark yellowish cottage cheese like discharge came out, I squeezed it all out I think?  it's very itchy, no smell

Squeezed my vagina and dark yellowish cottage cheese like discharge came out, I squeezed it all out I think?  it's very itchy, no smell

Yeast infection: although the classic yeast infection is more white than yellow, what you are describing sounds like a yeast infection that can be treated with medications that you can buy at the pharmacy. Try a Monistat suppository for 3 to 7 days. If your symptoms worsen or you have a smell, then call your doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed a hard lump outside of my right labia majora. It isn't painful unless I touch it, and I've had some light cottage cheese-like discharge?

I noticed a hard lump outside of my right labia majora. It isn't painful unless I touch it, and I've had some light cottage cheese-like discharge?

Several possibilitie: An exam is the next step. A small cyst is more likely than a lymph node. Could be a labial cyst or something called a Bartholin's cyst. Depending on the location it could be a genital wart or other growth. An exam is the way to figure this out. ...Read more

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Currently having 2 lumps at my labia 1 is painful, the other is not. Am also having cottage cheese like discharge with some itching, should I c doc?

Currently having 2 lumps at my labia 1 is painful, the other is not. Am also having cottage cheese like discharge with some itching, should I c doc?

Yeast infection: Itching with a cottage cheese-like discharge is almost always a yeast infection. There are some pretty good over-the-counter medications for yeast: Monostat is an example. If you can't get the medication over-the-counter or if it persists after you treat it, you will need to see your doc. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Somewhat ichy sore vagina with a little bit of a rip at the top and have cottage cheese like discharge and stringy white discharge with blood, help?

Somewhat ichy sore vagina with a little bit of a rip at the top and have cottage cheese like discharge and stringy white discharge with blood, help?

Yeast?: Yeast infections are a common cause of small vaginal tears and clumpy discharge. There are several over the counter treatments that can help. Keep in mind that there are many causes of vaginal irritation, and each one has a different treatment, so if you aren't sure, it is best to be examined and get a diagnosis before treating. ...Read more

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Noticed an itch around labia and vulva a few days ago, now there's bad smelling, cottage cheese like discharge. What could it be? Not sexually active

Noticed an itch around labia and vulva a few days ago, now there's bad smelling, cottage cheese like discharge. What could it be? Not sexually active

? fungal (yeast): Vulvovaginal infection, common, can be due to antibiotic use. OTC clotrimazole vaginal cream can be used for 1 week, if no improvement see your doctor/gynecologist, good luck ...Read more

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I'm currently being treated for bacterial vaginas is (2nd time) I'm taking metronidazole gel and this time there's cottage cheese like discharge. Why?

I'm currently being treated for bacterial vaginas is (2nd time) I'm taking metronidazole gel and this time there's cottage cheese like discharge. Why?

Vaginosis: If this is the second time, you may want to check with your treating doctor. Make sure she knows if you are sexually active or not. This is abnormal and should be followed up with as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Had fever for five days- noticed yellowish, cottage cheese-like discharge last night. Itches slightly Is it likely a fever can cause yeast infections?

Had fever for five days- noticed yellowish, cottage cheese-like discharge last night. Itches slightly Is it likely a fever can cause yeast infections?

Yes: But if sexually active be sure not a std. Sounds like yeast but still get a pap and culture if any risk. Could also be vaginosis [not usually std but overflow of gardeneral bacteria, fishy odor /frothy] ...Read more

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My vagina smells, It's red & itchy & it has white cottage cheese like discharge. Stings to pee after sex, been with same guy for a year. What's wrong?

See DR: Could be combination of bacterial vaginosis [odor like dead fish], yeast [cottage cheese], trichomonas vaginalis [itch], possibly others. Dr likely to treat partner as well. ...Read more

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My labia majora feels like im getting a rash and I am not sexually active at all. Watery clumpy cottage cheese like discharge. Itchy on clitoris hood.

Yeast infection: An itchy vagina with clumpy cottage cheese discharge is a classic description of a yeast infection. You can try using an over the counter yeast medication. But if your symptoms don't clear up or things get worse, it would be best to be examined to be more certain of what is going on. ...Read more

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I was prescribed metronidazole for bv and azithromycin. I have a cottage cheese like discharge now? Should I have taken the pill after the gel?

Should not matter: Finish the treatment that you have been given, then allow 1-2 weeks for your symptoms to hopefully subside. However, if after this period, if you are still significantly bothered by discharge described above, then contact your health care provider ...Read more

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I have white cottage cheese like discharges and my thighs are very itchy. What can I do. And what is it?!

Those sympotms: Sound very much like vaginal yeast infection which is treated with an oral and/or local azole drug. ...Read more

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What would cause a creamy cottage cheese like vaginal discharge. It comes and goes and sometimes causes itching around the vaginal opening.?

Yeast infection: It sounds like you probably have a yeast infection. There are many medications over-the-counter that you can use to treat this. Pick some up at the drugstore and ask the pharmacist if you can't find it. You should be able to fix this with over-the-counter medication. If it does not resolve then see a doctor to be sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have discharge like the cottage cheese like thrush type discharge however it's not itchy and it's been happening most days for about a month?

I have discharge like the cottage cheese like thrush type discharge however it's not itchy and it's been happening most days for about a month?

Still yeast: Many women have a yeast infection with no itching - the discharge you describe is almost certainly yeast even if you do not have any itching. If an OTC yeast medication does not clear it up, then see your doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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My discharge is very thick and white but not cottage cheese like, more like lotion. Coating the inside of my vagina. Is this normal??

No odor or itching?: If there is no itching or odor then the discharge may be normal. If you have doubts then see a GYN MD for an examination of the discharge. ...Read more

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There's a white discharge just sitting on the outside of my vagina and it looks kinda cottage cheese like but it does not itch or smell. What is this?

Possible yeast: This may be a yeast infection;however, it may simply be a collection of secretions, the only way to know for sure is to have the discharge checked under a microscope. ...Read more

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Itching (inside and outside around) with white cottage cheese, no odor discharge. Light pink blood during intercourse. What is this?

Itching (inside and outside around) with white cottage cheese, no odor discharge. Light pink blood during intercourse. What is this?

Vaginal itchng: Likely yeast infection, you can try over the counter Monistat for 7 days no sex. If that does not help follow up with doctor/urgent care as you may need pills. ...Read more

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I have had some itching/irratation in and around my vagina. My discharge is cottage cheese like tinted tellow. I don't have a smell but its a tad off.

Vaginal discharge: Possibly a pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from vagina to uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Often times women either experience no signs or symptoms or don't seek treatment. Consultation with your doctor for evaluation and treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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"2 months ago noticed white discharge in my underwear. Doesn't look like cottage cheese, like lotion. No smell, no burn, little no itch, never had sex?

"2 months ago noticed white discharge in my underwear. Doesn't look like cottage cheese, like lotion. No smell, no burn, little no itch, never had sex?

It may be normal: If you are a young woman and you have never had sex (including oral sex), and have absolutely no other symptoms of an infection or gynecologic problem (itching, abnormal odor, irritation, sores, pains in your lower abdomen, abnormal bleeding), it may just be the normal discharge caused by hormones. If you are age 21 or older, it is time to have a gynecologic exam, even if you don't have sex. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my vaginal discharge smell like cottage cheese?

What does: Cottage cheese smell like? If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Discharge (Definition)

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