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

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

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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Why does my vaginal discharge taste sweet?

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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Why does my vaginal discharge have a sweet smell?

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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I am having white vaginal discharge that smells sweet and an unknown sent. What is this?

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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What is a white vaginal discharge that has a sweet smell?

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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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?

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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I have been having pelvic pain with vaginal discharge thats thick and gooy with a sweet smell... Pressing on my pelvic area hurts aswell... Any ideas?

A little unusual: That description of the discharge is a little unusual, but my first concern would be for a possible sexually transmitted infection. Chlamydia, and especially gonorrhea can cause a lot of discharge. The vaginitis conditions can sometimes cause pelvic pain as well (yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis), but not typically. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fishy smelling vaginal discharge?

What is the cause of fishy smelling vaginal discharge?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Most common cause of a fishy vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis. It is not an std; it is similar to a yeast infection. It is the most common abnormal vaginal discharge. Other cause can be an std called trichomonas. Douching, recent increase in sexual frequency, or recent antibiotics/antifungal medication can increase one's changes, but it often occurs for "no reason". You need a rx to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
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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. Stephen Scarantino
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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more