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What does having too much white blood cells in vaginal discharge mean?

What does having too much white blood cells in vaginal discharge mean?

Depends...: White blood cells (WBCs) are found in normal vaginal discharge as part of the body's immune defenses. An increase in them will be seen in any kind of vaginal discharge, a hormone imbalance or an infection in the Uterus, Cervix or vagina. This finding has to be interpreted with other symptoms such as pain, itching odor, your stage in life and the medications you are taking. Best Wishes! ...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


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Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation.. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion. ...Read more

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Does having too many white blood cells in vaginal discharge mean that I have an std?

Does having too many white blood cells in vaginal discharge mean that I have an std?

not necessarily: White cell can be present with various types of infection, bacterial vaginosi, yeast which are not std's but std can also cause white cells get checked and if you doctor told you that white cells are present, ask him the cause. ...Read more

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I got abnormal cervix cell 4 years ago, I don't attend the regular test , now I start to have a little blood in vaginal discharge,is this normal?

Unknown: If you had an abnormal pap smear 4 year ago then you are way over due to have a repeat test to make sure all is ok. Whether or not this is related to your bleeding is unknown. You can have the bloody discharge evaluated when you go in for the pap. ...Read more

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When an exam of vaginal discharge yields white blood cells, does that mean a CBC would show a low WBC count?

When an exam of vaginal discharge yields white blood cells, does that mean a CBC would show a low WBC count?

No: The body produces and distributes white cells as needed. The white blood cells most often found in the vaginal discharge are neutrophilic polymorphonuclear leukocytes, and these are called 'blood cells' simply because they're easily obtained from blood (where they travel) but visit many sites while on their tours of duty. ...Read more

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I had a UTI last month. My doctor said he found a lot of white blood cells in my urine and asked me if i vaginal discharge. What does that mean?

I had a UTI last month. My doctor said he found a lot of white blood cells in my urine and asked me if i vaginal discharge. What does that mean?

Urinalysis: When a urine specimen contains wbcs they may have come from the urine, or the urine may have been contaminated by vaginal secretions or discharge. Your doctor is trying to determine the source of the wbcs. If you gave a clear midstream catch urine it is not likely that they came from the vagina. ...Read more

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There has been vaginal discharge of blood clots and recently a semi hard brownish ball size of golf ball. Has sickle cell anemia. What could be causes?

There has been vaginal discharge of blood clots and recently a semi hard brownish ball size of golf ball. Has sickle cell anemia. What could be causes?

Vaginal bleeding: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Vaginal discharge should be tested for infections. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in a vaginal discharge. I was STD tested and they came back negative. I was tested for trich, gonnorhea, and chlymdia?

What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in a vaginal discharge. I was STD tested and they came back negative. I was tested for trich, gonnorhea, and chlymdia?

Other ones: Were you tested for BV (bacterial vaginosis), mycoplasma, ureaplasma? While gonorrhea/chlamydia is a lab test, trich is usually done in the office and may be missed. There is affirm test that uses dna method of detection for bv, trich and yeast that is more sensitive in my experience. Also, ureaplasma and mycoplasma are the infections not tested for and often not considered by providers. ...Read more

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After masterbation, how come there';s no vagina's natural lubricant/ vaginal discharge?

After masterbation, how come there';s no vagina's natural lubricant/ vaginal discharge?

See below: If you are rubbing vigorously and coming rapidly to climax - there may not have been sufficient build up (equivalent of foreplay) for secretions to develop. ...Read more

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What does off white vaginal discharge mean?

Vaginal discharge: If it is thick, curdy , white could mean an yeast infection. If you have any suspicion please visit an ob/gyn that can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Green vaginal discharge/no odor, what to do?

Discharge: If you have change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning w urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment.Greenish yellow w bad odor; white, gray or yellow w fish-like odor; clumpy white w/o an odor, clumpy green or yellow are all types of D/C which can occur w infection. ...Read more

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What can cause a clear, smelly vaginal discharge?

Trichomoniasis: This is one possibility and an std. Get checked out asap. ...Read more

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How can i stop white vaginal discharge i am 34 years.

Discharge: You need to be seen and examined if you have never had this discharge before. ...Read more

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What can I do to address excessive vaginal discharge?

Depends what the : Cause is, you need an exam and cultures to see what is the cause, you may need an ultrasound also so see your gyn. ...Read more

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Foul vaginal discharge 7 months after child delivery?

Foul vaginal discharge 7 months after child delivery?

Not normal: U need an exam, pap, cultures and an ultrasound, most likely a vaginitis , but must make sure it is not from inside the uterus which is the endometrium, please see the doc who delivered u. ...Read more

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What does vaginal discharge that looks like snot mean?

What does vaginal discharge that looks like snot mean?

You may need to: check for a vaginal infection. If there are no other symptoms, such as vaginal itching, odor, etc. then you may be starting irregular spotting/ periods with your hormone cycle at your age. It could be very early on, or minor spotting may be a fluke. But if it continues, you may need to see a GYN or family physician to help you regulate your cycle to be more predictable. ...Read more

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When your vaginal discharge stops what does that mean?

When your vaginal discharge stops what does that mean?

Being Female: Nothing. Many women do not have much discharge or only have this on occasion. What is concerning about this for you? ...Read more

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How to cure excessive vaginal discharge away from home?

It may be normal: :"excessive vaginal discharge" that has no odor and does not itch, may be normal. At certain times in the menstrual cycle(such as ovulation), there is normally an increase in cervical mucous and/or vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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My vaginal discharge is clear with a foul odor what is this?

My vaginal discharge is clear with a foul odor what is this?

Possibilities: Could be bacterial vaginosis, which is a ph imbalance causing disruption of the normal vaginal flora; or could be trichomoniasis, which is a sexually transmitted infection. Other possibilities include chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have clear vaginal discharge with white specks?

Is it normal to have clear vaginal discharge with white specks?

Possible yeast?: You may have a yeast infection. Symptoms include vulvar and vaginal itching. Signs are a discharge that has white flecks or chunks. I suggest you contact your doctor to confirm a yeast infection and check for any other reasons for the discharge? ...Read more

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Help please! i'm having white creamy vaginal discharge and odor?

Discharge: 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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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more