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Dr. Robin Baird Dr. Baird
General Practice
27 years in practice
University of Edinburgh Medical School
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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.

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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. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

Dr. Lonna Larsh Dr. Larsh
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Walter Kobasa Dr. Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Annette Fineberg Dr. Fineberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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.

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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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.

Dr. Geoffrey Schnider Dr. Schnider
Obstetrics & Gynecology
43 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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Is thick white vaginal discharge normal for u?

Is thick white vaginal discharge normal for u?

Vaginal discharge: A thick white discharge, without an odor or irritation can be normal. Comprises shedding vaginal cells and secretions resulting in a thick white pasty discharge. Some women constitutionally have more vaginal.

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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Is vaginal discharge normal after continuous use of active pill?

Is vaginal discharge normal after continuous use of active pill?

It can be: 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

Marianne DiNapoli Dr. DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
68 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Milky vaginal discharge normal?

Yes: Mild white vaginal discharge is normal and is due to hormonal changes in a woman's body. If your discharge becomes copious, foul smelling, or greenish, this could be a sign of infection. In that case it would be best to see a doctor.

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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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Is brown vaginal discharge normal after a d&c?

Is brown vaginal discharge normal after a d&c?

Yes: That is old, deoxygenated blood being released.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is transparent vaginal discharge normal before period?

Is transparent vaginal discharge normal before period?

Your past history: Use your past as a guide. Is the discharge the same as you always have before your period or is this a new problem for you? If you always have this problem every month since you have been having periods then its likely normal. If you have never had this before then it is likely not normal and would require an exam and testing to determine the cause and treatment.

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan Dr. Yetimyan
General Practice
47 years in practice
University of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
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Is vaginal discharge normal in a un sexually active teen?

Is vaginal discharge normal in a un sexually active teen?

Yes: Probably normal if no odor no color and not symptomatic.

Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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Is a smell along w/ vaginal discharge normal? I'm sad because most people (males) wants us to be odor free : (. How's that possible?

Is a smell along w/ vaginal discharge normal? I'm sad because most people (males) wants us to be odor free : (. How's that possible?

Douche's and Dont's: A bad smell is bad enough, but a bad smell plus a discharge is a signal to have that checked out. You want to find out if there is an infection in there and take care of it. And ask yourself how you might have gotten that infection. Other things that can influence the vagina (besides your partner of choice) are diet, stress, soaps and creams, bathing habits and douching. Yes! A douche can do you harm!

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Is yellow vaginal discharge normal everyday

Is yellow vaginal discharge normal everyday

Vaginal Discharge: This should not be happening to you and I would recommend urgently that you get to see a good trustworthy health care provider. I am worried of a retained tampon or other product used for your menstrual periods or an infection. This should not be ignored.

Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Is brown vaginal discharge normal when u r 9 weeks pregnate?

Is brown vaginal discharge normal when u r 9 weeks pregnate?

Light Bleeding: Rest assured that in the early weeks of pregnancy, a little spotting or bleeding is very common. The most common cause for experiencing a brown discharge during pregnancy, especially in the later half of the first trimester, is that the body is getting rid of the older blood remnants in the cervix. As the baby grows, the original blood which is used to protect the womb is no longer required.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Is having little to no vaginal discharge normal before one's period?

Is having little to no vaginal discharge normal before one's period?

Discharge/periods: It is normal to have no discharge before ones periods.

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Dr. Donald Rock Dr. Rock
Obstetrics & Gynecology
68 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Is white vaginal discharge normal 1 day post frozen embryo transfer?

Very common: Usually after any vaginal examination or manipulation there can be a thin discharge for a few days. It usually clears up spontaneously.

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Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Is white vaginal discharge normal. It doesn't smell at all, and is kind of stretchy, but not a lot. No itching, or redness etc. I am 16 years old

Is white vaginal discharge normal. It doesn't smell at all, and is kind of stretchy, but not a lot. No itching, or redness etc. I am 16 years old

White discharge: Yes the white discharge you describe can be quite normal and you should not worry about it unless you do develop itching, redness, swelling, a bad odor or pain.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Lots of white, vaginal discharge. Normal consistency and the smell is a little more strong than normal. No itching or burning or anything. What is it?

Lots of white, vaginal discharge. Normal consistency and the smell is a little more strong than normal. No itching or burning or anything. What is it?

Sounds like BV: There are several causes of vaginal odor. You will need to see your doctor for testing. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. The only real way to fix it is with antibiotics.

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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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