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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 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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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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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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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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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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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?

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

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What is a vaginal discharge?

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

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How come I have excessive vaginal discharge?

See your doctor: Many things can cause vaginal discharge. You should be seen by your provider for a culture. ...Read more

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Could it be bad that I have vaginal discharge?

Could it be bad that I have vaginal discharge?

Vaginal secretions: Can be normal. However, if you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What is considered excessive vaginal discharge?

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

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I am having weird vaginal discharge please help?

You haven't: Described the discharge. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Why is my vaginal discharge waxy all of a sudden?

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

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Why do I have so much greenish vaginal discharge?

Infection: Sounds like BV (bacterial vaginosis). Get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a white vaginal discharge what could it be?

Variable: This may be a normal vaginal discharge depending on the timing in the menstrual cycle. However, vaginal discharge that is heavier, changing in color or accompanied by odor may be the signs of a vaginal infection. See your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have vaginal discharge?

Yes: A clear or white discharge is normal. The amount can vary with the menstrual cycle, usually being thinner and more noticeable at mid cycle near the time of ovulation. If there is a foul odor, pain, or itching and irritation - a medical evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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How come I have vaginal discharge and is it a sign?

How come I have vaginal discharge and is it a sign?

That depends: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have green vaginal discharge?

Should I be concerned if I have green vaginal discharge?

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

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Why I always have a vaginal discharge? What should I do?

Why I always have a vaginal discharge? What should I do?

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. ...Read more

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I have excessive amounts of vaginal discharge and leakage.?

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

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I have an increase in vaginal discharge. Should I be concerned?

Possibly: If there is pain, foul odor, fever, abnormal coloration or new onset, you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes Vaginal discharge?

What causes Vaginal discharge?

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

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What causes vaginal discharge?

Normal vs unhealthy: Vaginal discharge could be related to infection, ph changes or might be completely normal/ healthy. ...Read more

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What to do for vaginal discharge?

Vaginal Discharge: If the discharge is foul smelling then it will be advisable to get a vaginal swab done. We looks at infections like STI's, bacterial vaginosis and some time candida infection.
Clear discharge without any foul odour may be normal. ...Read more

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No vaginal discharge whatsoever?

Probably normal: Some women do not detect their discharge. ...Read more

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I have no vaginal discharge, why?

I have no vaginal discharge, why?

Good for U: If your hormonal status is normal. See pmd. ...Read more

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My 7 year old has vaginal discharge?

Possible foreign bod: She have put a foreign body in her vagina which is causing an infection with a discharge as a result. ...Read more

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Reasons for brown vaginal discharge?

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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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more