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Which antiviral can be used for clear watery, vaginal discharge after menopause?

Which antiviral can be used for clear watery, vaginal discharge after menopause?

Why an antiviral?: An antiviral is for stopping viral infections. Just having a clear vaginal discharge doesn't mean there is a need for an antiviral. The primary care doctor or the ob-gyn doctor can check to see if there is any infection at all. ...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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How should vaginal discharge look during menopause?

How should vaginal discharge look during menopause?

Vaginal discharge: May change gradually after menopause. In a woman who does not use hormones, the vaginal mucosa gradually becomes atrophic or thin. This can cause an inflammatory discharge that appears yellowish. There may also be spotting due to breaks in the mucosa especially with sexual activity leading to blood-tinged discharge. ...Read more

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Is a watery vaginal discharge in a menopausal women normal? No pain, itch or bad odor, just annoying. It's been going on for 7 days now.

Is a watery vaginal discharge in a menopausal women normal? No pain, itch or bad odor, just annoying. It's been going on for 7 days now.

Various reasons: 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. After menopause hormone deficiency can cause vaginal discharge as well. ...Read more

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What does light green vaginal discharge in post menopausal woman mean?

What does light green vaginal discharge in post menopausal woman mean?

Vaginosis: Vaginosis. A bacterial vaginitis where the vault is colonized with bacteria. See your PCPS or GYN for antibiotics. This needs to be examined to obtain right diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vaginal discharge suddenly completely stop for days? There's no possibility of menopause, I am 23.

What does it mean when your vaginal discharge suddenly completely stop for days? There's no possibility of menopause, I am 23.

Please clarify: Do you mean your monthly period has stopped? Do you mean it came and stopped early? Different explanation for different situations.

If you are expecting a period and didn't get one, I think you know the commonest cause for that. ...Read more

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I am on menopause and I been experiencing abnormal bleeding with vaginal discharge. What does this sound like?

See your doctor: The possibilities include polyps on the cervix or in the uterus, fibroids in the uterus, abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus or on the cervix, taking hormones, an infection in the cervix or uterus. It is important that you see your doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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I have excessive vaginal discharge/moisture. It is almost urine like. Are there any medicines to alleviate this condition? I am 42. Have uterine fibroids. Possibly entering menopause. I menstruated continuously for about 12 years. I have had many bl

I have excessive vaginal discharge/moisture. It is almost urine like. Are there any medicines to alleviate this condition? I am 42. Have uterine fibroids. Possibly entering menopause. I menstruated continuously for about 12 years. I have had many bl

Those: Those are very atypical symptoms, and I would urge you to see a gynecologist who specializes in urinary issues, to do a complete evaluation. Soaking a tampon every three hours is very unusual. It will be important to be sure your pap smear is up to date, and that it is not actually your bladder leaking, which some women can have happen. Please have a complete evaluation for this. ...Read more

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Vaginal discharge with foul odor?

Vaginal discharge with foul odor?

See your gyn: Most likely bacterial vaginoisis or thich, but could be other causes, u need an exam, cultures and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does green vaginal discharge mean?

What does green vaginal discharge mean?

It may mean that you: Have an infection. You need to have this medically checked. ...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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Why do I get constant vaginal discharge?

Vaginitis: Consult your doctor? You may have a vaginal infection. Your doctor can take bacterial and fungal cultures to ascertain the cause. ...Read more

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Why does my vaginal discharge taste sweet?

Why does my vaginal discharge taste sweet?

See below: This might be normal and it can be what you eat too. ...Read more

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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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What can cause vaginal discharge to be thick?

Vaginal potpourri: There are any number of reasons for thickening vaginal discharges, from yeast infections, pH changes, frequent douching, etc. If it itches or smells bad go see the MD for Rx. ...Read more

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Is vaginal discharge on a daily basis normal?

Depends on amount: A slight amount of discharge is normal on a daily basis, and this amount will vary from woman to woman. It's more important to notice a change from one time to another, especially if the amount, color or odor of discharge changes. Any change can come from infection inside the vaginal area. ...Read more

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What is thick white creamy vaginal discharge?

What is thick white creamy vaginal discharge?

Yeast Infection: If there is itching or dryness associated with the discharge it could be a yeast infection. I would recommend going to your local pharmacy and buying an over-the-counter medication, like monistat, to treat it if you have noticed any of these other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is thick white vaginal discharge normal for u?

Is thick white vaginal discharge normal for u?

Vaginal discharge: A thick white discharge, without an odor or irritation can be normal. Comprises shedding vaginal cells and secretions resulting in a thick white pasty discharge. Some women constitutionally have more vaginal. ...Read more

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What does white chunky vaginal discharge mean?

Possible yeast infec: Most likely it may represent a yeast infection. However d any vaginal discharge needs to be evaluated to make sure there is no other pathology. ...Read more

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What is wrong when my vaginal discharge is brown?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood ; may be seen after the period. ...Read more

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What does a brownish white vaginal discharge mean?

Vaginal discharge: It is difficult to say without observing. Safest thing to do would be to go see a doctor. They can look at the discharge under a microscope or send it out for further analysis to try and determine what it is and offer you treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have thick white vaginal discharge?

What to do if I have thick white vaginal discharge?

Discharge: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. 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.
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What do the white specks in vaginal discharge mean?

Usually normal: But a classic yeast infection will have clumps that look like cottage cheese. But small amt if white flecks may just skin cells. If you are symptomatic, such as with itching, then you might have an exam. ...Read more

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Is white vaginal discharge with white tissues normal?

Is white vaginal discharge with white tissues normal?

Unsure: A white vaginal discharge can be normal, but there should not be "tissue" discharged from the vagina. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems with vaginal discharge?

Med eval: 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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What is the likely cause of bloody vaginal discharge?

What is the likely cause of bloody vaginal discharge?

Many Possibilities..: There are many causes of bloody vaginal discharge. It can be from sexual trauma, infection, your period, etc. If its a persistent problem, you should have an Ob/Gyn do and exam and make sure all is ok. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes fishy foul smelling vaginal discharge odor?

Bacterial vaginosis: The most common symptom of BV is an abnormal off-white vaginal discharge (especially after vaginal intercourse) that may be accompanied by an unpleasant (usually fishy) smell. This malodorous discharge coats the walls of the vagina, and is usually without significant irritation, pain, or erythema (redness), although mild itching can sometimes occur. Treatment is with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to use for vaginal discharge?

What is the best medication to use for vaginal discharge?

Have a work up first: There are so many causes of discharge, it is hard to say. Before you treat it, you should have a thorough exam and history. That way you are treating exactly what the problem is and it will be more effective. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about odorless white vaginal discharge?

Maybe not.: Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (D/C). D/C is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions & bacteria & is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow & ^ estrogen. D/C ^ is seen w ovulation (Clear & like uncooked egg whites), Clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.& pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or thick & white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an ...Read more

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I have an abnormal amount of vaginal discharge, what to do?

I have an abnormal amount of vaginal discharge, what to do?

See gynecologist: You should see your gynecologist to see if you have a vaginal infection ...Read more

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I keep getting a lot of vaginal discharge what's this mean?

Could have a vaginal: Infection or problems with your cervix or uterus, see a gyn for an exam, cultures and you may also need an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone has vaginal discharge everyday?

May be normal: It is normal to have some vaginal discharge. Depending on the cycle of your hormones, discharge maybe thick and white, or clear and sticky. Or any variation in between. If there are other symptoms such as vaginal itching / burning, spotting, painful urination; or, if the discharge is green or has a foul odor it may be time to visit your ob/gyn to have some vaginal cultures ordered. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lot of vaginal discharge I mean a lot.?

That depends on D/C.: Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (D/C). D/C is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions & bacteria & is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow & ^ estrogen. D/C ^ is seen w ovulation (Clear & like uncooked egg whites), Clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.& pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or thick & white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an ...Read more

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I have a strong odor in my vaginal discharge, what should I do?

I have a strong odor in my vaginal discharge, what should I do?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria, not a sexually transmitted infection. When it mixes with blood or semen the ph gets elevated releasing the fishy odor. It is easily fixed with antibiotics. You wil need to be tested for other infections but this is the most likely. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a string like vaginal discharge?

Ovulation?: If it is a clear mucusy discharge that is 'stretchy' like egg white, that is a healthy sign of ovulation. If it causes itching, irritation or has an odor, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What medicine should I take if I have a smelly vaginal discharge?

Needs testing 2 know: Smelly discharge needs testing. Bacterial vaginosis would be the most common cause and would require a prescription of antibiotics. Other infections are possible too and would require different antibiotics. There is not an over the counter treatment available for these infections. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I'm having light brown and pinkish vaginal discharge?

This is likely: Blood. Brown d/c is usually old bleeding being cleaned from the uterus. No sx's? - maybe some breakthrough spotting. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

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 ...Read more