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Is It Normal For Women To Have Vaginal Discharge
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
Clear or white: A normal vaginal discharge will vary in appearance, consistancy, and volume during the menstrual cycle. Near ovulation the discharge is usually clear, with an increase in volume, thin and watery. At the end of the cycle it usually becomes thicker and sticky, with less volume. A discolored discharge, or one that is clumpy, or with a foul odor is not normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A woman may perceive a change in the quality/quantity of normal vaginal secretions (discharge) @different times during her cycle & during her life. The interplay of hormonal and physiologic changes in a woman's body will cause the discharge. Provided that there isn't any associated odor/burning/itching/rashes associated with the discharge, then the discharge is normal. ...Read more
YES: Many women have a normal discharge that is related to secretions from the various glands in the vagina. But it could also be signs of infection. So if in doubt, get it evaluated by you doctor. ...Read more
Yes I'm 36 yr old female is it normal to have excessive vaginal discharge ? I'm thinking I'm going to have to start wearing a pad it's gotten so bad !
Not normal: I think the description of "excessive" pretty much means you know the answer to your own question :). That is certainly not normal. Please see a doctor to determine the cause of this discharge, and get appropriate treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am a female powerlifter and had a very heavy squat day (hit a personal record). I experienced vaginal discharge and spotting. Is this normal?
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
Im 33 years old female i have very high RBC in urine (50-150mm3). I had ct scan and all seems normal.could it be from vaginal discharge as i breastfed?
Sometimes: Breastfeeding would be unrelated, but yes, in women who are on their period or spotting a urinalysis can show blood that is not really coming from the bladder. A doctor may perform a catheter urine collection to eliminate the chance of contamination from vaginal blood/discharge. If the blood really is from the bladder and with no recent UTI, further testing may be needed, i.e. cystoscopy ...Read more
Depends: Every woman has vaginal discharge. The amount and consistency can change with the hormones through the month. Discharge is only abnormal if it burns, smells bad or is irritating. Some stds such as chlamydia do not always cause a discharge so if you are worried you have gotten an std, you will need a urine or vaginal test done. ...Read more
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