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Is it normal for women to have vaginal discharge?

Is it normal for women to have vaginal discharge?

Yes: Some vaginal discharge during the menstrual cycle is normal. The discharge should not have an odor and there should be no itching. ...Read more

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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


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What is the normal vaginal discharge for females?

What is the normal vaginal discharge for females?

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 more

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Is creamy white vaginal discharge normal for women in their teens and twenties?

Is creamy white vaginal discharge normal for women in their teens and twenties?

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

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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 !

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

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Do women have different types of normal vaginal discharge on different days of their cycles?

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

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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?

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?

Not really: Physical activity is unlikely to be linked with vaginal discharge. However if the discharge persists, see your GYN for evaluation to see if you have any infection that may require treatment Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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My vaginal discharge normal or abnormal?

My vaginal discharge normal or abnormal?

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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Clear thinsticky vaginal discharge normal?

Vaginal secretions: 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 an. ...Read more

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What color should normal vaginal discharge be?

It varries: Leukorrhea is a 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/stretchy), 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 an odor. If you >. ...Read more

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Is vaginal discharge normal everyday?

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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Is white milky vaginal discharge normal?

Probably not normal: Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. There are many possible causes, from infections to hormonal problems and others. "Milky" suggests bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, especailly if there is odor. STDs also are possible if at risk. See your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats normal vs abnormal vaginal discharge?

Whats normal vs abnormal vaginal discharge?

Symptoms: Generally speaking, vaginal discharges which are not normal cause itching , burning, pain, and can cause a foul oder, although you can carry yeast trichomonas, or BV , gonorrhea, chlamydia without symptoms. Generally speaking, a nomal discharge is slightly milky or clear, often after mid cycle, not particularly copious, and usually without an odor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vaginal discharge after sex?

Is it normal to have vaginal discharge after sex?

Yes- dirty sex: If you have dirty sex - yes. Else, vaginitis, condum/ spermicide/ lubricant allergy, std, bacterial vaginosis , etc possible. See pmd. ...Read more

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Is a clear thick mucus like vaginal discharge normal?

Is a clear thick mucus like vaginal discharge normal?

Most likely yes: Clear thick mucus-like discharge is typical of ovulatory mucous. People often describe it as looking like egg white. That said, if your discharge has a funny odor, you have any itching or pain, or you could have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection, then you should get checked out. ...Read more

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My vaginal discharge smells like onion- is this normal?

BV: A change in vaginal secretion odor can indicate an imbalance in the bacteria or bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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A lot of vaginal discharge, clear, after amnio is this normal?

A lot of vaginal discharge, clear, after amnio is this normal?

No: If your vaginal discharge changes after an amnio, especially if it seems watery, you should call your doctor. One possible complication of amnio is breaking your bag of water and watery discharge is what most women will notice. If the bag leaks, it can sometimes reseal but it is important for you and your doctor to know. ...Read more

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What does a normal vaginal discharge after childbirth look like?

White, creamy: Most newborn girls who have vaginal discharge may develop white, creamy secretions. The vaginal discharge typically does not have any odor at all and is not associated with any pain or itching. In some cases, the discharge may even contain some blood and this is also quite normal. ...Read more

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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