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Do You Get White Discharge Before Your Period
Needs testing: 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
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
Normal, no. Common, yes.
Women with anovulatory cycles (without producing eggs) have irregular cycle length--or miss periods. The most common cause of this is pcos, which is associated with being over weight, abnormal hair growth, and abnormalities of blood sugar. White discharge can be caused by many things, but high blood sugar is one of them. ...Read more
Discharge is normal: It's normal for a woman to have discharge every day. Discharge typically changes in consistency through cycle based on changes in hormones. So long as discharge doesn't itch or smell fishy, it's okay. Sometimes when women have copious amount of discharge it can be a sign of a bacterial infection. If you're worried, see doc for check up! ...Read more
Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge can be very worrisome sometimes. By what you described it could be a simple vaginitis or candidiasis. Also a normal cervical mucous its sometimes seen before a period. Patients your age must rule out cervical cancer and ovarian or fallopian tubes disease. Those can also have abnormal vaginal secretions. Most commonly its just due to hormonal changes right before your period. ...Read more
Does it mean you'll get your period sooner if you have more white discharge in a shorter time period?
Not necessarily.: Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.; pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have. ...Read more
All i have done is spotted for 8 days now im gettin thick white discharge no itch/odor not had a proper period what could this be?
Spotting: Take a pregnany test at home. If negative then an infection of the cervix or trauma to the cervix or hormonal fluctuation in the blood or abnormal cell on the cervix needs to be looked for. If you want to discuss this further shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more
Discharge: it cold be in response to hormonal changes before your period if it itches or is malodorous see your doctor for an eval ...Read more
Irregular periods: There are lots of reasons a persons period can be late. If there is a chance you could be pregnant then you should repeat a home pregnancy test. If it is negative then waiting a few weeks to see if it returns is reasonable. If it does not then it is time to visit your friendly obgyn doctor to discuss irregular periods. Discharge will need an exam for evaluation. ...Read more
Had miscarriage January suppose to get 2nd period but I'm late and I'm getting lots of white discharge?
Use anti fungal med: After a miscarriage the next period may be early or late. But if more than two weeks late should get blood pregnancy test. If this was spontaneous miscarriage sometimes not complete and blood test will still show pregnancy hormone. Then you may need a procedure to get everything out ...Read more
I still haven't gotten my period even tho i have irregular cycle but i'm starting to get a bit worried. Instead of my period, it's a white discharge.
Pregnancy test: If you want certainty about the missed period, I am afraid you will have to do a pregnancy test. The white discharge could be a yeast infection. Given that you have several health issues, it may be a good idea to see a gynecologist and have him/her look into all of your issues - they may be linked, e.g., irregular periods, PCOS, diabetes, yeast infection. ...Read more
Is it normal to have slightly white discharge before your period? I don't have a lot. I do notice that my breasts hurt slightly but not too much.
Discharge: It is very normal for the discharge to increase all the way up to the period. The mucus is associated with the hormones and make the cervix and vagina more hospitable for sperm. Mid cycle the mucus is very sticky and stretchy, a good sign of ovulation. The breasts also respond to the hormones and therefore hurt around the period. ...Read more
A woman has: Vaginal secretions through out her menstrual cycle. There is nothing necessarily wrong with white d/c before your period. However, 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 >. ...Read more
1-Are you sexually active?
2- having unprotected sex?
3-If so? when was your last sexual encounter? 4-is the discharge foul in odor?.
If you answerec yes to the first 2 questions, then you could be pregnant. If no to both then it could just be hormonal. If you answered yes to questions 1,2 and 4, please see your primary doc for further test. ...Read more
Sexually active? If : Yes take a pregnancy test. When pregnant, vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), . ...Read more
Discharge.: Leukorrhea is a clear to white vaginal discharge made up of vaginal secretions, debris and dead white blood cells. It does not have an odor, cause burning, pain, itching or redness. It is normal for the consistency and amount to change throughout your menstrual cycle. For instance, there is more when ovulating or pregnant. By discharges that are symptomatic should be medically checked. Take care. ...Read more
A one-time symptom?: A doctor can check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their menstrual symptoms on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. Some symptoms are from changes in hormone levels. A pregnancy test is reliable the week after missing a period. ...Read more
Is it normal to have white discharge or even feel wet a week before period? Are we supposed to feel dry at this moment?
Sexually active? If : Yes - would take a pregnancy test. When pregnant, vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. ...Read more
Sexually active? # 1: Is pregnancy. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). ...Read more