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Doctor insights on: Increased Vaginal Discharge And Breastfeeding

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Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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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. Douglas Lawson Dr. Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Brown vaginal Discharge while breastfeeding and also I'm sexual active.

Brown vaginal Discharge while breastfeeding and also I'm sexual active.

Brown: Its likely old bloody discharge, however it could also be infection or blood from a new pregnancy. Breastfeeding only acts like birth control for a month or so. Check a pregnancy test and if the brown discharge has an odor or gets worse see your health care provider

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Dr. David Barrere Dr. Barrere
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 years in practice
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I'm a 4 month post partum breastfeeding mom. I've been having green vaginal discharge. What could be causing this, should I be concerned?

I'm a 4 month post partum breastfeeding mom. I've been having green vaginal discharge. What could be causing this, should I be concerned?

Could be infection: A green vaginal discharge at any time could be a symptom of an infection. It's best to see your gyn for an evaluation to be diagnosed properly.

Dr. Rahil Malik Dr. Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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I am 4.5 months postpartum and have had a thin watery vaginal discharge since giving birth. There is a strong vaginal scent. I'm 27 this is my third child vaginal birth no tearing and breast feeding.

Ok: Some discharge is normal but over 2 months may be due to other causes like bacterial vaginosis or it might just be physiologic. Talk to your GYN who can assess you and determine if its normal or abnormal

Dr. Natalie Geary Dr. Geary
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Dr. John Rhoades Dr. Rhoades
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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Is it normal to have an increased vaginal discharge while using Metrogel for an apparent infection?

Possible: Just finish you treatment course and then if still having discharge two days later, get rechecked.

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Dr. Allison Urrutia Dr. Urrutia
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 years in practice
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I have had increased vaginal discharge that is white clear and has a strange odor no itchiness or redness what can I do to get rid of this?

Normal discharge: White to clear discharge is normal. As you progress through your cycle your vaginal discharge changes. At times it will be thinner or thicker depending on the time in your cycle. No medication needed as there is no infection.

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Infection? Increased white kinda creamy vaginal discharge and kinda lumpy white stuff around clitorus may have cut self masturbating could this be why

Infection? Increased white kinda creamy vaginal discharge and kinda lumpy white stuff around clitorus may have cut self masturbating could this be why

Yeast infection: Seems that you may have a yeast infection. First, make sure you wash the area well. Second, check that there is no swelling or pus which could indicate a bacterial infection. Third, try an over-the-counter remedy like Monistat. If that doesn't work in a couple days, see your primary care doctor or gynecologist for an evaluation and prescription for anti-fungal medicine.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Sorry to keep bugging ya'll, but I'm in chemopause. Now increased vaginal discharge. Seeing dr, but could this mean my period may be returning? Worried?

Sorry to keep bugging ya'll, but I'm in chemopause. Now increased vaginal discharge. Seeing dr, but could this mean my period may be returning? Worried?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge can not reliably be used to predict the onset of menses. If you are menopausal now it could indicate the Estrogen deficiency of the vagina. It also could indicate a vaginal infection. Any Obgyn can easily assist you with this problem.

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Monica Michel Dr. Michel
Family Medicine
8 years in practice
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Increased milky white vaginal discharge and purple colored tint to vagina. What does that mean?

Hard to say: It can mean and infection of some sort either fungal or bacterial- you would need to be seen and the discharge examined under microscopy for the best answer.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Luis Taylor Dr. Taylor
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
35 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion.

Dr. Michael Klein Dr. Klein
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Is it normal to have increased vaginal discharge around your period & while on the pill?

Is it normal to have increased vaginal discharge around your period & while on the pill?

Yes: Some people have increased discharge at different or consistent times of their menstrual cycle. It is not uncommon for there to be some change in vaginal discharge with a new pill. If the discharge is increasing, concerning, associated with an odor or discomfort, however, it would always be worth seeing a doctor who can test for simple treatable causes such as yeast or bv.

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Recently had increased vaginal discharge. Today when I went to the bathroom, found small brown fecal looking clumps. On birth control.?

Abnormal discharge: Any new or abnormal vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. Not sure what to make of the clumps, but an infection or abnormal vaginal bleeding may be involved. STDs are common at age 21, should be checked. Probably the clumps aren't really feces, but if so it would mean a rectovaginal fistula, i.e. an abnormal connection between vagina and rectum. Bottom line: see doctor soon.

Dr. John Bucek Dr. Bucek
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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I have an increased amount of vaginal discharge. It is not discoloured and I have had this issue for years. What can I do to decrease the discharge?

May be modified: First consider getting an exam and tests for infections if there is any chance of an std. The glands in the vagina and the cervix make much of the secretions that form a normal discharge. If your glands make more than you can tolerate, you could ask a doctor to prescribe contraception with estrogen and progestins in it. This may change the amount of gland activity.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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3 Months postpartum and experiencing increased mucus like vaginal discharge but have not gotten my period. Is this normal?

3 Months postpartum and experiencing increased mucus like vaginal discharge but have not gotten my period. Is this normal?

Vaginal discharge: Mucous vaginal discharge has a variety of causes. Testing will be needed to determine the cause and treatment. At that visit you can address options for menstrual cycle regulation. If you are breastfeeding then this may be the cause of your missed periods. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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


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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more