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Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Overview)

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 (normal, odorless, bad odor).


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What causes vaginal discharge?

What causes vaginal discharge?

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

Dr. Walter Kobasa
791 doctors shared insights

Vaginal Discharge (Overview)

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 (normal, odorless, bad odor).


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Treating Vaginitis (Tip)

Treating Vaginitis

When dealing with vaginitis or any vaginal discharge, douching may make it worse. Do not douche! ...See more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
Once
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How can you treat a lot of vaginal discharge?

How can you treat a lot of vaginal discharge?

Depends on cause: It is normal for a woman to have a clear or white vaginal discharge the can vary in quantity and quality through the cycle. If the nature of the discharge changes dramatically, there may be a problem. Most abnormal vaginal discharges are associated with odor, yellow or green color, blood, itching or irritation, pain, etc. Treatment will depend on the cause, which requires an exam for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about vaginal discharge?

Can you tell me about vaginal discharge?

Vaginal 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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Treating Vaginitis (Tip)

Treating Vaginitis

Most doctors recommend that you do not treat vaginal symptoms yourself. ...See more

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What could it mean to have vaginal discharge that smells like urine?

What could it mean to have vaginal discharge that smells like urine?

Vaginal disch: You may have an infection. You should see your doctor about a pelvic exam and appropriate tests, to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How can I treat vaginal discharge with a foul odor?

How can I treat vaginal discharge with a foul odor?

See your doctor: I recommend seeing your healthcare professional to treat you appropriately as this is likely a bacterial infection. Wishing you the very best. ...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