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Fishy Smell And White Discharge
BV: Your symptoms sounds like an infection called bacterial vaginosis. There is no over the counter medicine for this. See your doctor. ...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
Probably yeast: The clumpy white discharge is almost always due to a yeast infection. You can try one of the OTC yeast medications - if that does not do the job then see your doctor. The odor may be related to the yeast, if it does not go away when the discharge resolves, then see your doctor. ...Read more
Vaginal discharge: The odor of your discharge can change depending on the time of the month as your normal body chemistry changes. It obviously can change with hygiene. It can change with infections and it can change with your period. If you are having a discharge and irritation with the new odor it would be wise to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis?: This sounds like it may be bv. This is a bacterial imbalance in the vagina that needs to be treated with antibiotics. So it sounds like you'll need to be examined to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
See doctor: Any new or apparently abnormal vaginal discharge needs medical evalution. The most common single cause of increased discharge is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of bacteria, especially if strong odor (often fishy), sometimes most noticeable after sex. "Thick" and "clumpy" suggest yeast. STDs are also common causes of discharge. Maybe more than one problem. See doctor; diagnosis should be easy. ...Read more
Possibly Yeast.: 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
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. You wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...Read more
Get tested : There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis : The most common symptom of BV is an abnormal off-white vaginal discharge (especially after vaginal intercourse) that may be accompanied by an unpleasant (usually fishy) smell. This malodorous discharge coats the walls of the vagina, and is usually without significant irritation, pain, or erythema (redness), although mild itching can sometimes occur. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more
See a doctor: You must take the child to her pediatrician. ...Read more
Infection. Get tests: From the color description, old blood be present especially if this is near the time you ended your period. However, you may have a sexually transmitted infection. Get tested for chlamidia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hiv. Also be checked for bacterial vaginosis. Visual examination to check for vaginal/cervical trauma. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
White 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
For 14 months I have a fishy vaginal smell, thick white discharge, and vaginal tearing/cuts every week healing in 1-2 days. What is the cause?
BV?: These could be symptoms of bacterial vaginosis which is a benign infection treated with antibiotics or other infections. I suggest see your primary doc for eval, culture and treatment. 14 months is too long to sit on this. ...Read more
I am just about to end my period and i noticed a strong fishy smell along with a creamy white discharge . No burning or pain. What's going on?
Infection: Typically a strong fishy smell indicates bacterial vaginosis. A trip to the doctor or clinic can confirm this, but likely you need antibiotics to help with this infection. Typically a normal bacteria grows too heavily in the vagina to cause this. It's not a sexually transmitted disease, but rather an 'imbalance' of your vaginal flora. Good luck! ...Read more
Got lower abdominal pain and a vaginal odour sometimes fishy smell and white creamy discharge had it before?
I have this white discharge once a day that I don't like the smell but doesn't smell fishy, is it nrmal?
Doctor can evaluate: A vaginal discharge is anything coming from the vagina that is more than the scant amount of normal mucous that healthy women have. A discharge that has only mild odor can still be an overgrowth of yeast or bacteria, or a mild infection with germs such as chlamydia (discharges get worse as infections get worse). A woman with a discharge should see her doctor to rule out various infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if I have a white discharge and a fishy smell along with a little discomfort in my vaginal area?
Thick white discharge, not "fishy" smelling but it doesn't exactly smell good especially after sex. No signs of itching/burning?
Identify organism: 18 year old female asks, Thick white discharge, not fishy smelling but it doesn't exactly smell good especially after sex No signs of itching/ burning. First it's best to see MD to take sample & identify what organisms are causing the discharge. Then have a discussion with the Doctor on proactive Preventive Hygiene/Personal care for the person & partner ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a clumpy white discharge towards my cycle the discharge changes to a clear and fishy smell what does that mean? I always use protection when having sex but i don't always change my pad regularly when on my cycle.
Your : Your symptoms are concerning for an infection, most likely a non-sexually transmitted infection. Women can get vaginitis that is not always sexually transmitted. Please have cultures taken and you may need to be on medication for this. If you developed pain, fever, or vomiting then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
I have a strange discharge that will not go away. What is it? The discharge consist of a creamy, thick, white discharge with sometimes a fishy smell. I recently went to the doctor and was cures of an UTI but the discharge is still present.
Your : Your symptoms could be any one of a number of things including a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, trichamonas, or some other infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. Most of these are treated with a different antibiotic than what we use for urinary tract infections. You need a complete gyne exam with cultures and examination of your vaginal fluid. By doing all of this, hopefully your doctor will figure out what is causing your symptoms and be able to treat you appropriately. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's a thick, clumpy, white discharge. It doesn't have a fishy smell but it's not a normal smell. Most noticeable in toilet after bowel movement?
Mucus with stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies ; probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more
Maybe: Cloudy to transparent mucus may be normal. Seminal fluid also cause it & comes out in less that 24 hrs after sex. If pt feels that amount has increased and is associated to itching, redness, bad odor, burning or pt is diabetic or on hormones or birth control or takes immunosupprecortisol te, or has cancer ...Chances augment x infections. Rule out yeast, or chlamydia which gives whitish discharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
May be normal: It is not always abnormal to have discharge. If there is no odor or itching involved then it is probably normal physiologic discharge. ...Read more
A lot of white discharge came out after sex no smell no itch , this never happened before what is this?
See answer: Do not know exactly without testing, but if your partner ejaculated inside you, it may be his ejaculate. If you had an orgasm, it could be yours, or a combination of both your fluids. I would not be too concerned about it unless it does not go away, persisits, becomes foul smelling, starts to itch, etc. Than you would need to see a gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more
I had a d&c a yr ago ever since I've had a white discharge mild smell 3times got med for yest in. Comes back week later what could this be?
Women are used to changes in their bodies during their cycles. Many women get a lot of mucous right before ovulation and some have a small amount of daily discharge. An abnormal discharge is anything that falls outside of what you are used to, particularly if it has an odor or ...Read more
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