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Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Overview)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis.


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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
851 Doctors shared insights

Vaginal Discharge (Overview)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis.


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Vaginal discharge (Tip)

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
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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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Vaginal discharge (Tip)

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

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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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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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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?

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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What the causes and treatment of vaginal discharge with brownish colour smell like blood?

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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What could thick stringy white odorless vaginal discharge mean. Treated numerous times with 3 and 7 date yeast infection treatments.?

What could thick stringy white odorless vaginal discharge mean. Treated numerous times with 3 and 7 date yeast infection treatments.?

Normal ovulation: Odorless, stringy, white vaginal discharge is a typical description of the vaginal mucous observed mid-cycle during ovulation. It is physiologic, i.e. Normal, during that part of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How to cure excessive vaginal discharge away from home?

How to cure excessive vaginal discharge away from home?

It may be normal: :"excessive vaginal discharge" that has no odor and does not itch, may be normal. At certain times in the menstrual cycle (such as ovulation), there is normally an increase in cervical mucous and/or vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Will a douche help to get rid of vaginal discharge, pain or itching?

Will a douche help to get rid of vaginal discharge, pain or itching?

Not likely: I recommend seeing your physician if you are having vaginal discharge. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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Recently I had yeast infection with white cheesy discharge so I took one Diflucan (fluconazole) tablet. I notice that I have green mucus vaginal discharge??

Recently I had yeast infection with white cheesy discharge so I took one Diflucan (fluconazole) tablet. I notice that I have green mucus vaginal discharge??

Other infection: It is possible that you have another type of infection. Trichomonas frequently causes a green discharge. Check with your doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have green vaginal discharge?

Should I be concerned if I have green vaginal discharge?

Yes: Women know their bodies and might be familiar with many types of vaginal discharge. However, an unusual one or a new one should be evaluated by a professional. If yellowish green, it could be trichomonas, which an obgyn provider should diagnose and treat. If the woman is pregnant and the discharge is darker green, it could be meconium-stained amniotic fluid, and that could become an OB emergency. ...Read more

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Does liquid chlorophyll prevent vaginal discharge?

Does liquid chlorophyll prevent vaginal discharge?

May be: Vaginal discharge is a complex problem that seems to be related to our individual microbiomes. Microbiome is our bodies' outfit with bacteria that we acquire in our early life from the time that we leave mom's womb (cesarean delivery babies have different microbiomes than naturally delivered babies). A single drug may alleviate but is unlikely to completely prevent vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Tan / brown vaginal discharge only when wiping in bathroom, faint iron smell but no other symptoms? Want to avoid doctor visit at all cost!

Tan / brown vaginal discharge only when wiping in bathroom, faint iron smell but no other symptoms? Want to avoid doctor visit at all cost!

Blood has iron.: Hemoglobin has iron in it, which explains the smell. Having a menstrual cycle or spotting can cause the tan brown discharge. If it burns when voiding, it could suggest a urinary tract infection. Go see the doctor if you are having cramping, burning when voiding, or low back pain. See a doctor if you are having sexual activity as other causes like STDs are possible. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of watery vaginal discharge it does not smell but it gets itchy every once in a while I am a little scared?

I have been having a lot of watery vaginal discharge it does not smell but it gets itchy every once in a while I am a little scared?

Possible Vaginitis: Vagininits (vaginal infection) is very common and not something to be scared about. Please make an appt to see your personal physician or gynecologist for proper examination and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been having some vaginal discharge, which I noticed about maybe almost a year ago, but currently happens to be very frequent and seems to get heavier and thicker each day. What could be wrong?

I have been having some vaginal discharge, which I noticed about maybe almost a year ago, but currently happens to be very frequent and seems to get heavier and thicker each day. What could be wrong?

Discharge: You may need to see your pcp or obgyn.
Could be fungal, bacterial, or an std. Recommend wet mount and std testing based on risk factors. Once the appropriate diagnosis is made, treatment could be very simple. ...Read more

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Why I have a vaginal discharge everyday?

Odor or itching?: If the discharge has an odor or is itching see a M for infection treatment. If not, then a non odorous non itching vaginal discharge is normal. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Vaginal discharge?

Not a disease: Some people might think that vaginal discharge is abnormal, but it is a normal thing and is not a disease. It is a way for the body to cleanse naturally. It is only a concern if the discharge takes on a yellow green color or an odor. ...Read more

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What causes Vaginal discharge?

What causes Vaginal discharge?

Several Possible: A vaginal discharge may be caused my several factors. Since no other information is provided, the possible causes could be physiologic or infectious. Infection from Yeast, Trichomonas or Bacterial Vaginosis may cause a vaginal discharge. Cervical inflammation or infection may cause a discharge. On the other hand a discharge may be caused by ovulation, normal vaginal secretions, or recent sex. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal discharge?

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

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What to do for vaginal discharge?

Vaginal Discharge: If the discharge is foul smelling then it will be advisable to get a vaginal swab done. We looks at infections like STI's, bacterial vaginosis and some time candida infection.
Clear discharge without any foul odour may be normal. ...Read more

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No vaginal discharge whatsoever?

Probably normal: Some women do not detect their discharge. ...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