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Dr. Oscar Novick
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I have recently gotten off my period of 4 months. I have a sweet smelling vaginal discharge. What could this be from?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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I have recently gotten off my period of 4 months. I have a sweet smelling vaginal discharge. What could this be from?

Discharge: You could have a vaginal infection. See your doctor for a culture and treatment ...Read more

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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more


Dr. Tamar Jeffery
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
10 years in practice
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I'm two days late of my period. I have a more frequent and sweeter smelling vaginal discharge. Could I be pregnant?

Dr. Tamar Jeffery
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I'm two days late of my period. I have a more frequent and sweeter smelling vaginal discharge. Could I be pregnant?

Possibly: Anytime you have unprotected sex you run the risk of getting pregnant and/or a STD. If you are concerned about pregnancy take a home pregnancy test. Follow up with you doctor for an evaluation regarding the vaginal discharge to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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Dr. James Okamoto
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Sweet smelling/no smell vaginal discharge. White, pasty. Not a lot but enough to notice. Accompanies mild itching. Seems to be worse around period?

Dr. James Okamoto
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Sweet smelling/no smell vaginal discharge. White, pasty. Not a lot but enough to notice. Accompanies mild itching. Seems to be worse around period?

Probably yeast: Yeast infections are pretty common problems, and easily diagnosed at your gyn or pcps office. They typically are a thick white discharge and have itching associated with it. To confirm the cause of infection your physician will usually take a small sample of the discharge and look at it under the microscope with a potassium hydroxide solution. Confirm it with your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my vaginal discharge taste sweet?

Dr. Brad Douglas
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my vaginal discharge taste sweet?

See below: This might be normal and it can be what you eat too. ...Read more

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Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my vaginal discharge have a sweet smell?

Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my vaginal discharge have a sweet smell?

See a Gynecologist: A sweet smell can be caused by sugar in your urine, glucosuria, which could occur if you have developed diabetes. Some personal lubricants like Astroglide, have sugars in them, glycerine, which is sweet in taste. The most common odor in a vaginal discharge is a fishy smell caused by bacterial vaginosis. Other diseases like Maple syrup urine disease are very rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
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I am having white vaginal discharge that smells sweet and an unknown sent. What is this?

Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
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I am having white vaginal discharge that smells sweet and an unknown sent. What is this?

Vaginitis: If besides the discharge you are having vagina irritation,itching, it could be yeast infection. Usually a bacterial infection is associated with fishy odor. If you are also experiencing pelvic pain then it is time to be seen by your GYN provider sooner than later. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What is a white vaginal discharge that has a sweet smell?

Dr. Timothy Brown
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What is a white vaginal discharge that has a sweet smell?

Sounds normal: There is nearly always at least a little bit of vaginal discharge, which is perfectly normal, and the odor could be described as slightly sweet. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted Anderson
Board Certified, Gynecology
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So I have been having vaginal discharge it's white kind of a creamy texture it has a sweet/musty smell an have no clue what it is?

Dr. Ted Anderson
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So I have been having vaginal discharge it's white kind of a creamy texture it has a sweet/musty smell an have no clue what it is?

Probably normal: This could very well be a normal "physiologic" discharge. The belief that all vaginal discharge represents a problem and certainly hat all discharge is a yeast infection is just wrong. If you are concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sweet vaginal discharge pregnant?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sweet vaginal discharge pregnant?

Not necessarily: Although there can be an increase in vaginal discharge with pregnancy - this is not diagnostic. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Why does my vaginal discharge taste sweet could it mean I'm pregnant?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Why does my vaginal discharge taste sweet could it mean I'm pregnant?

How sweet!: Actually it does not indicate pregnancy, rather a concern about Diabetes mellitus which can also taste '"sweet" ...Read more

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