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Fishy Smell No 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
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
Vaginal Odor: According to the centers for disease control and prevention, bacterial vaginosis (bv), also known as bacterial overgrowth, is the number-one cause of vaginal odor in premenopausal women. But there are also other causes. ...Read more
Probably not normal: Some dried yellow discoloration on panties is normal as vaginal secretions often turn yellow/brown when they dry. A thick yellow discharge from the vagina though is not normal, and even without other symptoms can be a signs of a sexually transmitted infection and needs to be checked out. Yeast infection or BV would usually not be yellow, but if you are not at risk sexually is another possibility. ...Read more
Possibly leukorrhea.: There is a normal vaginal discharge called leukorrhea which varies in amount , consistency & color. Can be clear to white. Can be fluid-like to sticky. No odor, no redness, no burning, no itching, no pain. If you have a new rash or it is symptomatic - please have it checked by your gynecologist. ...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
Is milky white vaginal discharge normal? No smell no itchiness or redness just milky white discharge?
Exam and 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
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
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
Probably not: 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
Likely semen : Plus vaginal secretions.Get a more detailed answer ›
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