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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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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Avoid heavy detergents and soaps
Once
Avoid tight,t constrictive, non-breathable clothing
Once
Eat a diet low in sugars and carbohydrates
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Take probiotics
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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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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Why does my vaginal discharge taste sweet could it mean I'm pregnant?

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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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

The vaginal is self-cleaning. Avoid harsh douches
once
When toileting, wipe front to back to avoid spreading germs to vagina.
once
Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fiber, vegetables and protein.
once
Add a probiotic food like yougurt, sauerkraut, kimchee to your diet
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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?

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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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

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Drainage (Definition)

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

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