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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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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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Sweet vaginal discharge pregnant?

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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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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