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Doctor insights on: Hpv And Vaginal Discharge

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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If a guy touches the vaginal discharge of a girl who's infected with HPV with his hand and use his hand to scratch his face and lips, what will happen?

If a guy touches the vaginal discharge of a girl who's infected with HPV with his hand and use his hand to scratch his face and lips, what will happen?

No risk: Common sense alone tells you that nothing will happen, i.e. you will not develop any sort of HPV problem of the face and lips. At any point in time, 25-50% of people age 20-30 have genital HPV. So obviously there are millions of episodes of hand-genital contact with such persons, often with touching or scratching the face afterward. But almost nobody has problems with facial HPV. Don't worry. ...Read more

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What is a vaginal discharge?

What is a vaginal discharge?

Many things: Vaginal discharge can be many things. Sometimes yeast can cause this, or BV (bacterial overgrowth). Many sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc) can also cause this. For discharge that lasts more than a few days, especially if it burns, itches, or hurts, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How come I have excessive vaginal discharge?

How come I have excessive vaginal discharge?

See your doctor: Many things can cause vaginal discharge. You should be seen by your provider for a culture. ...Read more

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Could it be bad that I have vaginal discharge?

Could it be bad that I have vaginal discharge?

Vaginal secretions: Can be normal. However, 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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What is considered excessive vaginal discharge?

Increasing amount: The amount of vaginal moisture or discharge varies widely between women. It's a good bet the amount is "excessive" anytime there is an increase in the amount. Any new or possibly abnormal vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated; call your doctor's office for an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am having weird vaginal discharge please help?

I am having weird vaginal discharge please help?

You haven't: Described the 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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Why is my vaginal discharge waxy all of a sudden?

You should get: Yourself checked out by a healthcare professional. Vaginal discharge is not a normal occurrence, and even with what you consider "normal", its changing consistency usually means that there is an infection or hormonal change. If there is any itching, or pain, or irritation during intercourse, it is most likely an infection of some sort. ...Read more

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Why do I have so much greenish vaginal discharge?

Infection: Sounds like BV (bacterial vaginosis). Get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a white vaginal discharge what could it be?

Variable: This may be a normal vaginal discharge depending on the timing in the menstrual cycle. However, vaginal discharge that is heavier, changing in color or accompanied by odor may be the signs of a vaginal infection. See your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have vaginal discharge?

Yes: A clear or white discharge is normal. The amount can vary with the menstrual cycle, usually being thinner and more noticeable at mid cycle near the time of ovulation. If there is a foul odor, pain, or itching and irritation - a medical evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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How come I have vaginal discharge and is it a sign?

How come I have vaginal discharge and is it a sign?

That depends: 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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Should I be concerned if I have green vaginal discharge?

Should I be concerned if I have green vaginal discharge?

Yes: Women know their bodies and might be familiar with many types of vaginal discharge. However, an unusual one or a new one should be evaluated by a professional. If yellowish green, it could be trichomonas, which an obgyn provider should diagnose and treat. If the woman is pregnant and the discharge is darker green, it could be meconium-stained amniotic fluid, and that could become an OB emergency. ...Read more

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Why I always have a vaginal discharge? What should I do?

Why I always have a vaginal discharge? What should I do?

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. ...Read more

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I have excessive amounts of vaginal discharge and leakage.?

Leukorrhea??: 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 & like uncooked egg whites), 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 ...Read more

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I have an increase in vaginal discharge. Should I be concerned?

Possibly: If there is pain, foul odor, fever, abnormal coloration or new onset, you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do for vaginal discharge?

Vaginal Discharge: If the discharge is foul smelling then it will be advisable to get a vaginal swab done. We looks at infections like STI's, bacterial vaginosis and some time candida infection.
Clear discharge without any foul odour may be normal. ...Read more

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No vaginal discharge whatsoever?

Probably normal: Some women do not detect their discharge. ...Read more

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I have no vaginal discharge, why?

I have no vaginal discharge, why?

Good for U: If your hormonal status is normal. See pmd. ...Read more

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Is vaginal discharge normal everyday?

Yes... physiological: A physiological vaginal discharge is normal, does not usually smell and is clear, or milky-white in colour. It can change in character or quantity during your monthly cycle or after sex. Significant change in quantity or appearance can be due to other causes. Non STD; Bacterial Vaginosis and Thrush. STD causes; Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Trichomonas. See your Dr if you have troublesome discharge. ...Read more

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Having a problem of vaginal discharge?

Having a problem of vaginal discharge?

Please get checked.: This could be bacterial, fungal or hormonal. You will need to see a doctor to take a swab and even a PAP smear if this was not done recently.
If you are sexually active this might be a STD and then you and your partner needs treatment. ...Read more

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What are the bumps and vaginal discharge?

Can't diagnose w: Info available. There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the reason for my vaginal discharge?

What is the reason for my vaginal discharge?

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. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Should vaginal discharge come out in chunks?

Should vaginal discharge come out in chunks?

Not usually. Color?: 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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I am have vaginal discharge that has a smell?

Most likely: Bacterial vaginosis is a disturbance in the normal ph balance and flora of the vagina that allows the gardnerella bacteria to overproliferate causing irritation and a fishy odor. It is easily treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to have your vaginal discharge smell nice?

How to have your vaginal discharge smell nice?

Smelling of vagina: If you suffer from malodor of vagina-like a fishy odor-its due to an infection called bacterial vaginosis. A musty odor is from yeast vaginitis.A horrible odor is due to a retained tampon or other foreign body.When you use feminine hygiene products to "smell nice", you run the risk of creating more problems by replacing the 'good' bacteria and then a super infection can occur-avoid douching! ...Read more

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White slippery vaginal discharge, am I ovulating?

White slippery vaginal discharge, am I ovulating?

Possibly: This type of discharge is common when ovulating and may occur 10-14 days prior to your menses ...Read more

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I have orange vaginal discharge, should be concerned?

Probably not: Orange discharge is unusual. There are medications that can alter the color of urine, tears, and other bodily fluids. You should discuss this with your doctor and review your medications. ...Read more

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Why must I monitor vaginal discharge?

Why must I monitor vaginal discharge?

Depends: Vaginal discharge usually means some type of vaginal or cervical or uterine infection. Some women can have increased vaginal discharge because of increased mucus production form the cervix. You should see your gyn for an exam and he or she can do a culture and pap if necessary to see if you have an infection that needs to be treated. ...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 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