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Sweet Smelling Vaginal Discharge
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
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
I'm two days late of my period. I have a more frequent and sweeter smelling vaginal discharge. Could I be pregnant?
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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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
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?
I have been having pelvic pain with vaginal discharge that's 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
Many things: Vaginal discharge can be many things. Sometimes yeast can cause this, or BV (bacterial overgrowth). Many sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc) can also cause this. For discharge that lasts more than a few days, especially if it burns, itches, or hurts, see your doctor. ...Read more
Increasing amount: The amount of vaginal moisture or discharge varies widely between women. It's a good bet the amount is "excessive" anytime there is an increase in the amount. Any new or possibly abnormal vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated; call your doctor's office for an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more
You should get: Yourself checked out by a healthcare professional. Vaginal discharge is not a normal occurrence, and even with what you consider "normal", its changing consistency usually means that there is an infection or hormonal change. If there is any itching, or pain, or irritation during intercourse, it is most likely an infection of some sort. ...Read more
Yes: Women know their bodies and might be familiar with many types of vaginal discharge. However, an unusual one or a new one should be evaluated by a professional. If yellowish green, it could be trichomonas, which an obgyn provider should diagnose and treat. If the woman is pregnant and the discharge is darker green, it could be meconium-stained amniotic fluid, and that could become an OB emergency. ...Read more
Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. ...Read more
Leukorrhea??: 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 ...Read more
Several Possible: A vaginal discharge may be caused my several factors. Since no other information is provided, the possible causes could be physiologic or infectious. Infection from Yeast, Trichomonas or Bacterial Vaginosis may cause a vaginal discharge. Cervical inflammation or infection may cause a discharge. On the other hand a discharge may be caused by ovulation, normal vaginal secretions, or recent sex. ...Read more
Vaginal discharge: 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
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