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What to do if I have a white discharge. What is this?

What to do if I have a white discharge. What is this?

Uncertain: Normal vaginal discharge is called leukorrhea. It is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. ^ is seen w ovulation ; pregnancy. It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have an odor which causes redness, itching, burning, swelling or foul odor – please have it evaluated. ...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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What does it mean if I have a white discharge and a fishy smell along with a little discomfort in my vaginal area?

Bacterial : Vaginosis most likely. You need a pelvic exam. It could be yeast or it could be a sexually transmitted disease like trichmonas. If you don't have a local OB to go to you can go to your local planned parenthood for evaluation and medication if needed. ...Read more

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During intercourse I have a white discharge. This is the only time it is present and it doesn't itch or have an odor. What is this?

During intercourse I have a white discharge. This is the only time it is present and it doesn't itch or have an odor. What is this?

Normal: This is completely normal discharge of fluids that maintain the health of the vagina and many women experience this during intercourse. Changes in color, odor, consistency, itching and irritation may signal infection, but non-odorous white discharge is normal. ...Read more

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