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Vaginal discharge with foul smell. Is there any cause that is not an infection?

Vaginal discharge with foul smell.  Is there any cause that is not an infection?

Yep...: Although uncomfortable to discuss, "forgotten" items like a tampon that has been pushed far up into the vagina (for example, by placing another tampon, or during sex) can cause a foul odor. See your 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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Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Sometimes: Yeast infections certainly can be associated with an increased vaginal discharge. The classic discharge is "a cottage cheese" discharge. However, there are other causes for vaginal discharge also. If you are noticing an increased vaginal discharge that is unusual for you then see a gynecologist for further evaluation.For more information: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more

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Can my brown vaginal discharge cause my frequent urinary tract infections?

Yes it's possible.: Also get checked for diabetes. Follow up with ur pcp and gyn. Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/guide/sexual-health-vaginal-infections. ...Read more

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I have quite thick whiteish vaginal discharge that smells like onion what causes this?

 I have  quite thick whiteish vaginal  discharge that smells like onion what causes this?

Have MD check: Smell is very subjective and usually limited by the experience of the person doing the smelling. However, it is possible that it does indeed smell like onions. That could be a result of the foods you eat. It could also be that your vaginal flora has one predominant bacteria that creates that odor. However, there is no known vaginal condition that will predispose to an onion smelling discharge. ...Read more

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I often have brown vaginal discharge especially mid cycle, and some pain. What can be cause? It also doesn't smell great

I often have brown vaginal discharge especially mid cycle, and some pain. What can be cause? It also doesn't smell great

Fails "sniff" test: Obviously, the discharge fails the "sniff" test and odors are often noted with vaginal or pelvic infections. See a GYN MD soon to be assessed for the same. ...Read more

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What are some causes of vaginal discharge that smells like egg?

What are some causes of vaginal discharge that smells like egg?

Uncertain: 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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

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 ...Read more