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3 or 4 years white heavy sometimes chunky vaginal discharge? White/crusty on underwear. No itching or redness, sometimes fishy smelling. (female)

3 or 4 years white heavy sometimes chunky vaginal discharge? White/crusty on underwear. No itching or redness, sometimes fishy smelling. (female)

Unlikely one thing: My guess is that you have both vaginal candida and an overgrowth of bacteria. Both are quite common and it is not rare to have them both. The treatments are relatively inexpensive and safe. It's time to get some help. ...Read more

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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I used to have a white fishy smell discharge. After vaginal creams now I have a watery red discharge. What could it be?

I used to have a white fishy smell discharge. After vaginal creams now I have a watery red discharge. What could it be?

Vaginal discharge: Hello,
These symptoms sound like a bacterial infection called Bacterial Vaginosis. The symptoms include white or gray milky discharge and a foul vaginal odor. This is evaluated by a clinician either with cultures from the vaginal fluid or assessing the fluid under a microscope. The treatment is with antibiotics either via a vaginal gel or oral pill form. ...Read more

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It's my first time to have a vaginal discharge with fishy odor and a color of light red. No itching, no redness or inflammation. What could this mean?

It's my first time to have a vaginal discharge with fishy odor and a color of light red. No itching, no redness or inflammation. What could this mean?

Bacterial Vaginosis: The most common symptom of Bacterial Vaginosis is an abnormal homogeneous off-white vaginal discharge (especially after vaginal intercourse) that may be accompanied by an unpleasant (usually fishy) smell. STDs could also be involved. These conditions would require antibiotics, BV would also benefit from probiotics and diet changes. See PCP ...Read more

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I have these symptoms: Itchy/red vagina Foul smell — fishy I think I've bled twice during sex in the past two weeks I had dark brown discharge for the?

I have these symptoms:
Itchy/red vagina
Foul smell — fishy I think
I've bled twice during sex in the past two weeks
I had dark brown discharge for the?

YOU NEED: A GYN exam and CULTURE for what is most likely a vaginal/pelvic infection.
Don't delay since many of thse infections can spread to your sexual contact(s) and RE-INFECT you or others!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have noticed a white lotion like discharge that is odorless. I have no pain, redness or itching I just would like to know what it is or is it normal?

I have noticed a white lotion like discharge that is odorless. I have no pain, redness or itching I just would like to know what it is or is it normal?

Vaginal discharge: This is likely a normal physiological discharge. Your discharge can change from watery, clear to white and still be normal. If you are having no other symptoms do not be concerned. ...Read more

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I'm still having vaginal itching, redness and discharge after finishing meds.?

I'm still having vaginal itching, redness and discharge after finishing meds.?

Yeast infection: Vaginal itching/burning and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. They can be brought on by certain meds or antibiotics. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole). If the symptoms persist after this treatment, or if you are experiencing any pain, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have redness in my vaginal area along with a discharge, it doesn't have a smell to it, what could this be?

I have redness in my vaginal area along with a discharge, it doesn't have a smell to it, what could this be?

See your doctor.: There could be many reasons for redness and a discharge, among these reasons are chlamydia, a widely spread sexually transmitted disease which is characterized by a thin discharge without much smell. Chlamydia can harm your fertility and cause scarring of the fallopian tubes when and if it progresses to pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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No discharge or redness just itchiness in vaginal area on outside, used vagisil it helped a little should I worry?

No discharge or redness just itchiness in vaginal area on outside, used vagisil it helped a little should I worry?

Yeast?: The most common cause of such symptoms is a yeast infection. Vagisil might help control symptoms but won't cure anything. Best to see a doctor if it continues. Or try an over the counter yeast medication -- anything with active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc), but see doc for sure if it doesn't clear it up. ...Read more

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Been waking up with crusty/sticky stuff in the eyes for more than a week. Should i be concerned? No redness. Discharge during day.

Been waking up with crusty/sticky stuff in the eyes for more than a week. Should i be concerned? No redness. Discharge during day.

Most likely: Blepharitis. This is an inflammation of the eyelids and lashes. If you have had this that long is best to be treated after an eye exam by an eye care doctor. ...Read more

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For a while now I've had an odor discharge & I used vagisil for a little while. There is no burn, itch or redness. But can I do for the odor?

For a while now I've had an odor discharge & I used vagisil for a little while. There is no burn, itch or redness.  But can I do for the odor?

May need antibiotics: You may have bacterial vaginosis, which can cause a foul odor. It requires treatment with antibiotics for clearance, sometimes boric acid suppositories are effective as well. ...Read more

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What color should a female Urethral opening should be? Because Mines is Black or a Dark color n I have redness in white watery discharge no smell,

What color should a female Urethral opening should be? Because Mines is Black or a Dark color n I have redness in white watery discharge no smell,

Pink: The urethral tissue should normally be pink. Discoloration and discharge are worrisome for infection. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Extreme redness in the vagina? Lots of white discharge? What can this be?

Extreme redness in the vagina? Lots of white discharge? What can this be?

See doctor: Might be a fungal infection (candida) or a sexually transmitted disease. See your doctor for examination, testing, and treatment. ...Read more

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White discharge or sometimes clear watery? I have no itching, redness or discomfort what is it?

White discharge or sometimes clear watery? I have no itching, redness or discomfort what is it?

Could be: A lot of things, if it is happening a few days before your period then this is a normal symptom, if it isn't close to your period then you may be pregnant. If this has been going on for a while then I would see a doctor to make a proper diagnosis :]. ...Read more

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I've had a toilet papery discharge from my vagina along with some itching and a redness. What could this be?

I've had a toilet papery discharge from my vagina along with some itching and a redness. What could this be?

Several things: Yeast infections are the most common cause of vaginal itching. Yeast medications are available over the counter. Trichomoniasis and herpes are two stds which can cause itching and pain in the vagina. Schedule a visit to help narrow down the problem if you do not improve with over the counter yeast cream ...Read more

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Am having vaginal whitish discharge, is not offensive, no itching, no redness of the labias. But worried I don't know what this is. Please help.

Probably yeast Infec: Whitish discharge usually is yeast infection but can be due to bacterial infection as well as there is no itching. I will suggest you see your doctor and have a culture done, so it can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I have vaginal itching, burning, and redness. No abnormal discharge. It also looks like I have a cut in the top center. I do shave but not recently.?

I have vaginal itching, burning, and redness. No abnormal discharge. It also looks like I have a cut in the top center. I do shave but not recently.?

You need an exam : And cultures, could be a number of conditions, no reason to guess you should see your gyn asap so u do not have to suffer. ...Read more

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Redness inside belly button. No pain, itching or discharge?

Redness inside belly button. No pain, itching or discharge?

No problem: Likely just a friction phenomenon. You can try a barrier (lotion/cream) moisturizer but the old school mantra holds. . . No pain, no itching, no discharge = no problem. ...Read more

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Intense itching, redness and clear discharge on the inside of my labia, should I be concerned?

Intense itching, redness and clear discharge on the inside of my labia, should I be concerned?

Possibly: Itching and redness are often due to a yeast infection, but they might be from genital herpes, which can also cause clear discharge. If it's a possibility, I'd see your doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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The last two days l have been experiencing a pearl color vaginal discharge and have redness and dry patch on the bottom surface of the vulva.?

The last two days l have been experiencing a pearl color vaginal discharge and have redness and dry patch on the bottom surface of the vulva.?

Yeast: This sounds classic for yeast infection. You could try an over the counter anti-fungal from the drugstore, and then if that doesn't work, see a doctor for a more thorough exam and testing. Or you can go straight to doctor. Pearl color discharge is normal. ...Read more

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Pungent pain at the tip of my penis when I pass urine. No puss discharge or unusual redness or other. Going for a week, getting better a little?

Pungent pain at the tip of my penis when I pass urine. No puss discharge or unusual redness or other.  Going for a week, getting better a little?

Urine test: Sounds like an infection, should have it checked & treated. Urinary tract infections can ascend painlessly to the bladder or kidneys, where it can do considerable harm. Please see your Dr. ...Read more

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I have white cloudy discharge coming out from my vagina, it can smell sometimes but very rarely, no itchiness/redness and no pain. What could this be?

I have white cloudy discharge coming out from my vagina, it can smell sometimes but very rarely, no itchiness/redness and no pain. What could this be?

Bacterial vaginitis: A fishy odor can indicate there is imbalance of the bacteria in the vagina, this odor can be obvious. A vaginal examination can provide the diagnosis. ...Read more