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My girlfriend is having thick white discharge two weeks before period. What does this mean?

My girlfriend is having thick white discharge two weeks before period. What does this mean?

Possible Yeast Infec: This could be a yeast infection that would require antibiotics to clear out. Have her see her doctor. ...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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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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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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Days before period and extremely thick white discharge.. Normal?

Days before period and extremely thick white discharge.. Normal?

Possible: A white discharge is likely normal and the vaginal discharge is usually thicker just before the period starts. ...Read more

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Extremely thick white discharge a week before my period was due, it wasn't clear but sticky. Three days later I had brown spotting.

Infection? STD?: Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally examined. Thick and white suggests infection, which also can cause spotting between periods. At age 21, STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomonas are among the most common causes, so get it checked out ASAP. Your local NHS GUM clinic would be an excellent source for expert, lifestyle-sensitive care. Good luck! ...Read more

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Took my last bc pill last night and my week break starts today. Today I had a fair amount of thick white discharge. Is this normal before a period?

Took my last bc pill last night and my week break starts today. Today I had a fair amount of thick white discharge. Is this normal before a period?

Needs testing: 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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Hello, last night i passed a really white thick discharge, my period is due in a weeks time. Why would i pass this odour free thick white discharge?

Hello, last night i passed a really white thick discharge, my period is due in a weeks time. Why would i pass this odour free thick white discharge?

Normal: Normal to have occasional discharge which varies based on the phase of your menstrual cycle.With no other symptoms ,it should not be a cause for concern. If other symptoms or it gets worse go to your physician for a pelvic exam ...Read more

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Its been about a little more than a week since my period. I'm having a small amount of a slightly thick white discharge.What could this be?

Its been about a little more than a week since my period. I'm having a small amount of a slightly thick white discharge.What could this be?

Infection: This could be a vaginal infection. If it has an odor, a bacterial infection would be more likely and if you are itching a yeast infection would be more likely. You would need to see your doctor for testing to be sure and get treated. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

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