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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?

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. ...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


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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is milky white vaginal discharge normal? No smell no itchiness or redness just milky white discharge?

Is milky white vaginal discharge normal? No smell no itchiness  or redness just milky white discharge?

Exam and testing : 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. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Pappachen Dr. Pappachen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What does it mean when you have creamy, pasty, non-stretchy, milky white vaginal discharge? Is it normal?

What does it mean when you have creamy, pasty, non-stretchy, milky white vaginal discharge? Is it normal?

Could be: The symptoms you are describing are non-specific (e.g. can be related to a variety of scenarios, including normal vaginal discharge). Be vigilant for the development of odor (e.g. fishy, musty, etc...), yellowish color, clumpy/cottage cheese texture among other changes (e.g. vaginal itching). Such changes usually herald an infection of some sort. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have had a white milky vaginal discharge for the past couple of days. Seems like alot will come out while I am using the bathroom. is this normal?

I have had a white milky vaginal discharge for the past couple of days. Seems like alot will come out while I am using the bathroom.  is this normal?

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. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Is vaginal discharge in a virgin normal? Milky white and does it have any connection with periods? Please tell in details, thanks.

Yes: A young woman has discharge every day. It's varies depending on where she's at in her cycle. The discharge is commonly thicker save for around the time of ovulation when it becomes thinner. If there's no foul smell from the vagina, nor any itching then there typically isn't a bacterial or yeast infection. ...Read more

Dr. Frank Kuitems Dr. Kuitems
Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
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Postmeno have milky vaginal discharge & when look with mirror it is at vag opening only. No itch/burn/smell just annoying. Not there daily. Normal?

Postmeno have milky vaginal discharge & when look with mirror it is at vag opening only. No itch/burn/smell just annoying. Not there daily. Normal?

Well: Unless this is your normal mucus discharge that you have every cycle this is not normal. For specific advice and treatment recommend you see a primary care physician or obstetrician gynecologist for exam diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Lynch Dr. Lynch
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
University of La Salle Mexican School of Medicine
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What causes milky white frothy vaginal discharge? No smell or pain and its slippery?

What causes milky white frothy vaginal discharge? No smell or pain and its slippery?

Vaginal Infection: Hi, you really need to be examined. It is most likely a yeast infection that can usually be easily treated. That said, you may have more than one infection at a time so, again, good to have an exam. ...Read more

Dr. Clifford Gevirtz Dr. Gevirtz
Anesthesiology
36 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal Dr. Mendizabal
Internal Medicine
51 years in practice
Greater Bolivian University of San Andres
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Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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What does creamy/milky white vaginal discharge mean?

Normal: It's normal to have clear discharge and normal to have white cloudy discharge. The consistency and color of the discharge is affected by hormones, diet, exercise, sleep, and products that are placed in vagina (sex, lubricants, etc). Typically, discharge mid-cycle is clearer than at either end of the cycle, but not always. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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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Help! there's white milky vaginal discharge, what could it be?

Uncertain: 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

Dr. Adam Levy Dr. Levy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What can cause milky white vaginal discharge for years on end?

What can cause milky white vaginal discharge for years on end?

Normal vaginal d/c: Unless there is yeast, bv, or trich present, your secretions are physiologic, a fancy word for normal. See you gyn doctor if you have itching or bad odor. Make sure you are getting routine gyn care. ...Read more

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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I was wondering what does white thin milky like vaginal discharge mean?

I was wondering what does white thin milky like vaginal discharge mean?

Variable: 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

Dr. Shabbir Hossain Dr. Hossain
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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My vaginal discharge has a funny odor to it and its starting to become milky. I'm a very clean woman. What does this mean?

Needs analysis: A few things commonly can occur. Physiologic discharge (ie normal discharge) it might be yeast. It could be a bacteria, gardernella (ie bacterial vaginosis) sometimes sexually transmitted diseases can cause discharge. Ultimately, the discharge needs to be analyzed to properly diagnose and treat. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Ive had leaky milky vaginal discharge for about 2 months now. I experience a little pain from time to time? Went to ER and nothing? Very concerned.

Ive had leaky milky vaginal discharge for about 2 months now. I experience a little pain from time to time? Went to ER and nothing? Very concerned.

Vaginal discharge: You probably have some type of infection e.g. yeast overgrowth. or bactteria (BA) iDoes the discharge sometimes have milky curds in it. Does it have an odor? Have you been on antibiotics lately? Are your periods normal. Are you having unprotected intercourse or exposure to a partner that may have an infection? What did they do for you in the ER. Did they do a pelvic exam and do tests for STD ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Lawson Dr. Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I am experiencing milky white watery vaginal discharge. I have no other symptoms beyond the discharge. It sometimes soaks my panties ?

Evaluation: It may be infection, it may be from a hygeine change, it could be related to a new pregnancy. Only way to know is to have your physician or gynecologist take a look at it. ...Read more

Dr. Nauroz Ali Dr. Ali
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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I'm having odorless white milky runny vaginal discharge what could this be a STD or something else?

I'm having odorless white milky runny vaginal discharge what could this be a STD or something else?

Get it checked: If you are sexually active you should have a culture done, the white discharge is normal for you, then probably nothing, if abnormal, it is best to get tested ...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