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What Causes A Pasty White Vaginal Discharge
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
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
Blood: There could be several possibilities but the most likely is blood. You may have stared spotting but the flow is very light. Consequently the blood can become oxidized in the process and turn from red to brown. The blood could be associated with abnormal uterine bleeding or infection and may need to be evaluated if it persists. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different causes: You need to have the discharge checked by your health care provider. There are several ways to check the cause, including microscopic evaluation and culture. It should be checked by your health care provider. ...Read more
Infection, STDs, etc: See my previous reply.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bacterial vaginosis: A fishy odor is most commonly caused by overgrowth of certain bacteria in the vagina. There are several possible causes and while it is not necessarily a sexually transmitted infection it could be. A diagnosis should be obtained by pelvic examination. There are characteristic findings on microscopic evaluation of the discharge. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on...: "pink slimy discharge" means different things to different women. It has to be compared to the particular woman's normal daily vaginal (cervical) mucus discharge. Some women are at risk for std's, some at risk for cancers, and others at risk for both (so a doctor's evaluation is a good idea). Pink mucus could also be normal mucus mixed with a trace of menstrual blood, in a very low-risk woman. ...Read more
Vaginal discharge: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Leukorrhea is a 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/stretchy), clear/watery or white d/c both occur >>. ...Read more
Spotting: Brown vaginal discharge can mean small amounts of bleeding and it turns brown when older or it can mean severe vaginal infection. Brown vaginal discharge is also associated with a retained tampon. In pregnancy it can mean possible miscarriage and should be checked by doctor. Mid Cycle, it can indicate ovulation and 1 week postulation, it can signal implantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible infection: See your gyn for an exam and culture. ...Read more
Possible Reasons: When pregnant, vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period. 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/stretchy), clear/watery or white d/c >. ...Read more
Bv or trich: You should be examined by your ob. ...Read more
Classic discharge...: for possible/likely yeast (fungal) infection, though the yellow tinge may denote some bacterial vaginosis (non-STI) or possibly a transmitted infection like Chlamydia or Gonorrhea. It would be wise to go to your PCP or GYN and have a vaginal exam to best take care of this concern. ...Read more
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