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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).


Dr. Donald Alves
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What causes vaginal discharge and skin peeling and what medication could I use to heal it?

Dr. Donald Alves
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What causes vaginal discharge and skin peeling and what medication could I use to heal it?

Infection: You need seen by a dr for exam, diagnosis and prescription. Soon if causing skin peeling. ...Read more

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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).


Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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What could it mean to have vaginal discharge that smells like urine?

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Adam Levy
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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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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Board Certified, General Practice
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How can I treat vaginal discharge with a foul odor?

Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Board Certified, General Practice
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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

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How can you treat a lot of vaginal discharge?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Adam Levy
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Treating Vaginitis (Tip)

Treating Vaginitis

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

Dr. Lizbeth Alter
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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I've been treated several times over the past 6 months for green vaginal discharge. Why does it continue? What is the cause of it?

Dr. Lizbeth Alter
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I've been treated several times over the past 6 months for  green vaginal discharge. Why does it continue? What is the cause of it?

Menopause changes: Sometimes when a vaginal discharge persists, it could be that the vaginal tissue is going through a process called atrophy which means that it is no longer as nourished as it once was with estrogen. It is a hormonal change. Just be sure that you have had a culture and vaginal exam to ensure that there are no other causes. 42 is a little young to have the hormonal issue, but it can happen. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I have a large external hemorrhoid that i'm treating, but today have vaginal discharge with blood, feels like i'm urinating cause there is so much.Help?

Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
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I have a large external hemorrhoid that i'm treating, but today have vaginal discharge  with blood, feels like i'm urinating cause there is so much.Help?

Seek medical help: If you are bleeding that heavily you need to be seen right away! a good rule of thumb-a pad or more per hour for 2-3 hours, go in. You could become severly anemic and need medical attention. Other symptoms of severe anemia are light headedness, dizziness, short of breath, or rapid heart beat. If you have these go in immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What the causes and treatment of vaginal discharge with brownish colour smell like blood?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What the causes and treatment of vaginal discharge with brownish colour smell like blood?

A brown vaginal: Discharge such as you describe is usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. Take care. ...Read more

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