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What causes women to get thick creamy white discharge 1 week before period is due?

What causes women to get thick creamy white discharge 1 week before period is due?

Discharge is normal: It's normal for a woman to have discharge every day. Discharge typically changes in consistency through cycle based on changes in hormones. So long as discharge doesn't itch or smell fishy, it's okay. Sometimes when women have copious amount of discharge it can be a sign of a bacterial infection. If you're worried, see doc for check up! ...Read more

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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Thick creamy white discharge 1.5 weeks before period. No itching/discomfort?

Thick creamy white discharge 1.5 weeks before period. No itching/discomfort?

Probably normal: The nature and volume of the vaginal discharge will vary through the cycle. At the time of ovulation the discharge becomes thinner and the volume increases. At the point you note - you would have already ovulated and you may be seeing the inherent increase in discharge. After a few more days the discharge will usually decrease - as the time for the period approaches. ...Read more

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My period is 2 days late. I have been having light cramping and this thick creamy white discharge. Could I be pregnant?

My period is 2 days late.  I have been having light cramping and this thick creamy white discharge. Could I be pregnant?

Late period: Have home pregnancy test.However if negative and no period and continue with symptoms see a health provider. ...Read more

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Missed period about 9 days late with thick creamy white discharge no smell no itching no irritation or anything?

Missed period about 9 days late with thick creamy white discharge no smell no itching no irritation or anything?

See your doctor: This could be signs of an infection. You need to see your doctor for testing . ...Read more

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Is thick creamy white discharge mean i could be pregnant? I had sex for a whole week and my last period was the 17th of march.

Is thick creamy white discharge mean i could be pregnant? I had sex for a whole week and my last period was the 17th of march.

Discharge: Thick creamy discharge doesn't mean you are pregnant. Vaginal discharge is not considered a pregnancy symptom. Pregnancy would be more probable if you were to miss your next period. Period on march, 17 doesn't necessarily mean you are due yet, as it depends on the length of your cycle. If your cycle length is 28 days, it may come tomorrow or the day after. If > 28 days, wait until you are "due". ...Read more

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Creamy white discharge a week before period?

It may be normal: It may be normal if the discharge doesn't itch or have an odor. ...Read more

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Thick milky white white discharge 3 days before period. Should i be worried?

Thick milky white white discharge 3 days before period. Should i be worried?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge can be very worrisome sometimes. By what you described it could be a simple vaginitis or candidiasis. Also a normal cervical mucous its sometimes seen before a period due to natural hormonal changes. Patients your age must rule out cervical cancer and ovarian or fallopian tubes disease. Those can also have abnormal vaginal secretions. ...Read more

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1 week before period, larger nipples, and thick white discharge. No consistent symptoms, only when i stress about them. Am i just psyching myself out?

1 week before period, larger nipples, and thick white discharge. No consistent symptoms, only when i stress about them. Am i just psyching myself out?

Probably: It sounds like you are looking at normal changes occuring during your cycle and blowing them out of proportion. Consider keeping a menstrual calendar and record all of your symptoms to give you a better idea of what is normal for you. If you are still concerned, that record will also be useful to your doctor. ...Read more

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

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