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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
Bacterial Vaginosis: Most common cause of a fishy vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis. It is not an std; it is similar to a yeast infection. It is the most common abnormal vaginal discharge. Other cause can be an std called trichomonas. Douching, recent increase in sexual frequency, or recent antibiotics/antifungal medication can increase one's changes, but it often occurs for "no reason". You need a rx to treat. ...Read more
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
It may: It is great that you are exercising to stay healthy! Of course, one of the side effects of exercise is sweating. Make sure that you are staying hydrated and shower as soon as you are able. Sweat and moisture can create an environment for vaginal discharge and possible infection. The bleeding could be from possible irritation to the vagina. See your doctor for an exam just to be sure. ...Read more
A lot of things: Many things can cause this. It could be a vaginal, cervical, or uterine infection. Other possibilities are a cervical polyp, hormonal imbalance or even cancer. Because it is not typical of anything in particular, it is important to be examined by a gynecologist to find out the cause. ...Read more
Old blood usually: When bright red blood bleeds inside your uterus during your period it might sit there for some time, congeal into a clot, and then later liquify and come out as dark menstrual blood. As it sits longer in the genital tract it gets browner and by the time you see anything it is a mixture of newer (red) blood and older (brown) blood. ...Read more
Not really: The dark blood is old blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucus. ...Read more
Discharge: I would get a culture done to see what's causing this. ...Read more
Absolutely: Any time you are even mildly dehydrated, any fluids in your body can get thicker (or actually more viscous if we want to use the proper term). This includes your saliva, lung secretions, blood, urine and, yes, your vaginal secretions. If it continues to be thicker once you are re-hydrated, then consider seeing doc for evaluation to make sure it's not something more than normal secretions. ...Read more
Vaginitis: See your doctor. He/she will perform specific tests to see what's going on and how to fix it. ...Read more
Non itching D/C?: If the discharge is non itching as described above, then it is a normal expression of vaginal fluids which can be more copious when sexually aroused. ...Read more
Bv or trich: You should be examined by your ob. ...Read more
Infection: This could be from an infection. See a doctor to get tested. Best wishes. ...Read more
Maybe old blood: It might be old blood but without a MD examining the discharge, I cannot confirm that suspicion. ...Read more
Cervical mucous: Cervical mucous secretion is the most common cause of clear odorless discharge. This tends to increase midcycle and is an indicator of ovulation. Some women produce more than others. There are rare conditions that may also cause an increase in production so be sure to see your gynecologist regularly. ...Read more
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
BV?: Bacterial vaginosis comes to mind; this can occur in any post-pubertal female and is due to changes in the bacteria normally present in the vagina. Especially if it has a fishy smell, best to visit your doc! ...Read more
Watery: Nuvaring naturally cleans the vagina by balancing the vaginal ph. This can cause the vagina to be slightly wetter than usual with a small amount of nonodorous, clear, watery discharge. It should be minimal without smell or itching. If you have alot, a smell, yellowish color or itching then you should be tested for stds, yeast and bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have creamy, pasty, non-stretchy, milky white vaginal discharge? Is it normal?
Could be: The symptoms you are describing are non-specific (e.g. can be related to a variety of scenarios, including normal vaginal discharge). Be vigilant for the development of odor (e.g. fishy, musty, etc...), yellowish color, clumpy/cottage cheese texture among other changes (e.g. vaginal itching). Such changes usually herald an infection of some sort. ...Read more
Large amount of creamy/light brown vaginal discharge when using the restroom twice today. What could the cause be?
Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle and can be a normal sign of the hormonal changes of pregnancy. On the other hand, vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more
For the past week I have been having excessive gushes of clear/white vaginal discharge. My LMP was 12/23 what could be the cause of this?
Discharge: 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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