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I have a discharge with an odor what could it be?

I have a discharge with an odor what could it be?

More info: It is not clear as to where the discharge is coming from (nasal, vaginal, wound, etc.) but an odor could indicate an infection regardless of the location. As such, see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and provide you with a treatment plan. ...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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My vagina has a odor and a white discharge what do you think could be causing this?

My vagina has a odor and a white discharge what do you think could be causing this?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Most often a change in the discharge is caused by a common bacteria that is easily treated by your dr.There are many other causes, not so safe, that need to be tested for. Please see your dr. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my discharge is clumpy and has a slight odor . Is this just a yeast infection or could it be a STD , what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my discharge is clumpy and has a slight odor . Is this just a yeast infection or could it be a STD , what do you suggest?

It might be: Yeast. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Would encourage you to obtain medical eval to determine what type of infection this is. ...Read more

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I have vaginal discharge and was wondering if this can be serious it is a clear color

Hello, : Hello, clear discharge may well be normal. It may increase in amount or get thicker at certain times (ie. Like near ovulation). If it is not malodorous and you do not have symptoms, itching, burning, pain it may well be normal vaginal secretions. ...Read more

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I have a constant vaginal itch but do not have any discharge. Could this be an infection?

I have a constant vaginal itch but do not have any discharge. Could this be an infection?

Yes: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or stis like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. Hormone deficiencies from menopause or breast feeding can also cause itching. ...Read more

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I have a strong unusual odor to my urine and it is also cloudy could this be serious?

I have a strong unusual odor to my urine and it is also cloudy could this be serious?

Likely not serious: Normal if U consumed asparagus before urinating. Also if urine is very concentrated due to low fluid intake. Worth getting a urinalysis, if foul smell continues, to rule out UTI. Most UTIs are not serious. ...Read more

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I have redness in my vaginal area along with a discharge, it doesn't have a smell to it, what could this be?

I have redness in my vaginal area along with a discharge, it doesn't have a smell to it, what could this be?

See your doctor.: There could be many reasons for redness and a discharge, among these reasons are chlamydia, a widely spread sexually transmitted disease which is characterized by a thin discharge without much smell. Chlamydia can harm your fertility and cause scarring of the fallopian tubes when and if it progresses to pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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I have white clumpy discharge. There is no odor or irritation and I have already treated for a yeast infection. What could this be?

White discharge: If you treated yourself without consulting your doctor i would suggest you should see your doctor. Sometimes minor odorless white discharge is normal. ...Read more

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I have a thick milky discharge with a slight odor a little itching. And also strong possibly that i could be pregnant?

I have a thick milky discharge with a slight odor a little itching. And also strong possibly that i could be pregnant?

Yeast infection?: From your description it sounds like a yeast infection. This is usually easily cured by seeing your ob-gyn to confirm that it is a yeast infection and having him/her prescribe a medication. ...Read more

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I have a chunky white discharge with no itch or odor. Could it be a yeast infection?

Could be: The description of the discharge sounds like yeast, but yeast if very itchy. It is best to see a health care provider and have a pelvic exam to determine the cause of the discharge. Only then can appropriate treatment be given. If you have pelvic pain, fever or are at risk for STI then it is important to be seen as soon as possible ...Read more

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Could it be a yeast infection if i don't have itchiness or pain, just discharge?

Could it be a yeast infection if i don't have itchiness or pain, just discharge?

It can be: Yes you can have yeast infection without any itching some times.Yest will give white and ofted cheesy discharge.If in doubt get it checked by your doctors. ...Read more

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I have a milky white discharge that have a foul fishy odor what could this be?

BV: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read more

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Is a discharge with a strong bad odor 10 days after having a baby a sign of infection ? What could it mean? Do i need to be evaluated?

Is a discharge with a strong bad odor 10 days after having a baby a sign of infection ? What could it mean? Do i need to be evaluated?

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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I have a white vaginal discharge what could it be?

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