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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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This morning in the shower i felt a burning sensation at the top of my inner vaginal lips. It stings and looks sore/red. What could this be?

This morning in the shower i felt a burning sensation at the top of my inner vaginal lips. It stings and looks sore/red. What could this be?

Probable yeast inf. : In the absence of chafing from intercourse or prolonged use of a pad, for ex. A likely cause of this is a yeast infection. If this persists you may want to try an anti yeast cream. If your symptoms persist, consider a gyn evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itching & burning, and soreness at vaginal opening with chunky yellow discharge in days after unprotected sex. Surrounding labia red and irritated. ?

Itching & burning, and soreness at vaginal opening with chunky yellow discharge in days after unprotected sex.  Surrounding labia red and irritated. ?

You need to be: checked for an infection, possibly BV (bacterial vaginosis). BV is not particularly dangerous but suggests a significant disruption in the normal bacterial flora.The most important thing is to make sure you haven't acquired a more harmful sexually transmitted infection. See a doctor as tests need to be performed/condition treated, either with oral and/or topical meds. Always use condoms! ...Read more

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Vaginal redness, sore, itchy. Try OTC meds first?

Vaginal redness, sore, itchy. Try OTC meds first?

Yeast: The symptoms you describe sound like a yeast infection . Using an over the counter medication like monistat would not be wrong. If the symptoms don't resolve, you will need to wait a few days until the cream is out of the vagina to make a diagnosis from the vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Vaginal redness & burning around urethra, vestibule, labia minora for 4 daus now. What could this be and what OTC solution should I use?

Vaginal redness & burning around urethra, vestibule, labia minora for 4 daus now. What could this be and what OTC solution should I use?

Vulvovaginitis: Sounds like you have a bad case vulvovaginitis, which is inflammation of the vagina and the surrounding areas. The best way to treat will be to get rid of the offending cause, which can only be done by seeing your doctor. The most likely cause might be a new detergent or change in underwear , otherwise i might consider east , in which case you can get an over-the-counter treatment with monistat. ...Read more

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I ve UTI without symptoms, however lots of valval and vaginal redness and burning, could this mean that UTI has now into vaginal area or vice versa?

I ve UTI without symptoms, however lots of valval and vaginal  redness and burning, could this mean that UTI has now into vaginal area or vice versa?

See answer: I am not convinced that you have a UTI unless a urine culture has been done to verify it. A urinalysis alone would not be adequate and likely inaccurate given your description of vulva and vaginal redness and burning which is more consistent with a vulvovaginitis and which would contaminate any voided urine sample. In general, UTI and vaginitis are separate conditions and treated differently. ...Read more

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Burning/stinging urinating.urethral redness and very sore. Could this be bladder infection? Have been having problems since bladder sling surgery.

Burning/stinging urinating.urethral redness and very sore. Could this be bladder infection? Have been having problems since bladder sling surgery.

U R(ine) correct: It is a probable urinary tract infection that needs immediate attention. Frequent UTI's post sling surgery suggests that you are not completely emptying your bladder and the residual urine is getting repeatedly infected. Have a Urologist or GYN Urogynecologist evaluate your voiding patterns with Urodynamic testing once the infection has cleared. ...Read more

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My nipples are so sore even when the water was flowing over them and very tender to the touch also I have creamy white discharge from my vaginal?

My nipples are so sore even when the water was flowing over them and very tender to the touch also I have creamy white discharge from my vaginal?

Check for infection: Breast discomfort & vaginal discharge depends on age, timing of cycle, if you are on hormones as well as if you are pregnant, postpartum, or not. If you are ovulatory this may be natural. Also i recommend ruling out infection which can be done by a medical provider. ...Read more

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Is milky white vaginal discharge normal? No smell no itchiness or redness just milky white discharge?

Is milky white vaginal discharge normal? No smell no itchiness  or redness just milky white discharge?

Exam and testing : 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. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Vaginal Redness (Definition)

Vaginal redness is unusual redness of the outside or ...Read more