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Yellow/Brown vaginal discharge with odor during pregnancy is that normal, could it be from my progesterone suppesitory?

Yellow/Brown vaginal discharge with odor during pregnancy is that normal, could it be from my progesterone suppesitory?

Possible BV: You may have an infection like bacterial vaginosis. It is treated with a vaginal gel or pull and is one of the most common causes of vaginal discharge with odor. You should see your doctor and have them examine you and treat you if needed especially since you are pregnant. Sometimes infections that are untreated can increase your risk for preterm delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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How should vaginal discharge look during menopause?

How should vaginal discharge look during menopause?

Vaginal discharge: may change gradually after menopause. In a woman who does not use hormones, the vaginal mucosa gradually becomes atrophic or thin. This can cause an inflammatory discharge that appears yellowish. There may also be spotting due to breaks in the mucosa especially with sexual activity leading to blood-tinged discharge. ...Read more

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What does light green vaginal discharge in post menopausal woman mean?

What does light green vaginal discharge in post menopausal woman mean?

Vaginosis: Vaginosis. A bacterial vaginitis where the vault is colonized with bacteria. See your PCPS or GYN for antibiotics. This needs to be examined to obtain right diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Is a watery vaginal discharge in a menopausal women normal? No pain, itch or bad odor, just annoying.It's been going on for 7 days now.

Is a watery vaginal discharge in a menopausal women normal? No pain, itch or bad odor, just annoying.It's been going on for 7 days now.

Various reasons: 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. After menopause hormone deficiency can cause vaginal discharge as well. ...Read more

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White tissue clumps of vaginal discharge. Vaginal cultures are normal. It's embarrassing during sex. What could it be?

White tissue clumps of vaginal discharge. Vaginal cultures are normal. It's embarrassing during sex. What could it be?

Likely thick mucus: What you described as "white tissue clumps" is likely thick mucus and is a normal result of arousal. It helps with lubrication, is physiological, and no reason to be embarrassed about. Your partner should appreciate it. ...Read more

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Please help me i have a foul smell and vaginal discharge during the day please help me tell me some treatement that i can use today ?

Please help me i have a foul smell and  vaginal discharge during the day please help me tell me some treatement that i can use today ?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common discharge with "foul odor" is bacterial vaginosis. Odor is typically "fishy" and often prominent after sex. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. It's not an STD, but more common in women with STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Trichomonas, an STD, can cause similar odor and discharge. BV is easily treated. See doctor ASAP for testing, treatment. Don't douche, makes BV worse. ...Read more

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Should every woman experience change in her vaginal discharge during her cycle?

Should every woman experience change in her vaginal discharge during her cycle?

Ovulation: There is a change in the vaginal discharge depending on the time during the cycle. For some women it is more noticeable than for other women. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am experiencing vaginal discharge during defecation?

What should I do if I am experiencing vaginal discharge during defecation?

Similar muscles: Many of the same muscles that are used in defecation are intimately related to the vagina. Essentially, then roof of the rectum is the floor of the vagina. When the rectum contracts, so does the floor of the vagina which may cause its contents to be expelled. However the nature of the discharge should be evaluated by your gynecologist. ...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


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more