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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

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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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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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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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Missed period with thick creamy white discharge?

Missed period with thick creamy white discharge?

Missed Period: There are at least a dozen common reasons for missed period, but the most common is pregnancy. If you have not done a pregnancy test then that is the next indicated thing. The vaginal discharge is not in any way diagnostic of anything specific. ...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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Drainage (Definition)

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


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