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What causes a bad odor in vaginal discharge?

What causes a bad odor in vaginal discharge?

BV most likely: Bv most likely is the cause of a fishy smelling discharge. This is easy to treat and get rid of. See your gyn 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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What causes vaginal discharge to suddenly stop?

Lack of information: Impossible to answer since you give no details about your type of, or history &characteristics of the discharge your are referring to. ...Read more

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What could cause a pink vaginal discharge to happen?

What could cause a pink vaginal discharge to happen?

Pink vag discharge: Pink discharge usually is seen when a small amount of blood is present in cervical or vaginal secretions. It can be seen when there is no problem, but may signal infection, pregnancy issues or other gyn conditions. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fishy smelling vaginal discharge?

What is the cause of fishy smelling vaginal discharge?

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

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What causes Vaginal discharge?

What causes Vaginal discharge?

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

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What causes vaginal discharge?

Normal vs unhealthy: Vaginal discharge could be related to infection, ph changes or might be completely normal/ healthy. ...Read more

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What could cause anal and vaginal discharge?

Infection: You need to see doctor for culture of both anal and vaginal discharge. To get proper med. ...Read more

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What might cause a fleshy vaginal discharge?

What might cause a fleshy vaginal discharge?

Infection: You need to see doctor for culture of both anal and vaginal discharge. To get proper med. ...Read more

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What could cause unexplained vaginal discharge?

What could cause unexplained vaginal discharge?

Hormones: Sometimes excess estrogen can cause this kind of symptoms, but still I will get all the testing done by my obgyn ...Read more

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Can exercise cause vaginal discharge or bleeding?

Can exercise cause vaginal discharge or bleeding?

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

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What can cause odd bleeding and vaginal discharge?

Probabely infection: Vaginal discharge and bleeding is probabely from some kind of vaginal infection and you should consult your doctor or gynecologist to have it checked and culture taken and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What causes a daily passage of brown vaginal discharge?

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

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What are the causes of reddish brown vaginal discharge?

What are the causes of reddish brown vaginal discharge?

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

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Can dehydration cause thicker than usual vaginal discharge?

Can dehydration cause thicker than usual vaginal discharge?

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

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What can cause milky white vaginal discharge for years on end?

What can cause milky white vaginal discharge for years on end?

Normal vaginal d/c: Unless there is yeast, bv, or trich present, your secretions are physiologic, a fancy word for normal. See you gyn doctor if you have itching or bad odor. Make sure you are getting routine gyn care. ...Read more

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What causes think white vaginal discharge and itching with pain?

What causes think white vaginal discharge and itching with pain?

Vaginitis: See your doctor. He/she will perform specific tests to see what's going on and how to fix it. ...Read more

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What can cause white, thick, creamy, orderless vaginal discharge?

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

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What could cause a prolonged vaginal discharge after being fingered?

What could cause a prolonged vaginal discharge after being fingered?

Infection: This could be from an infection. See a doctor to get tested. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks I have brown vaginal discharge what's the cause?

For the past 2 weeks I have brown vaginal discharge what's the cause?

Maybe old blood: It might be old blood but without a MD examining the discharge, I cannot confirm that suspicion. ...Read more

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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'm a virgin and I'm suddenly having blue-gray vaginal discharge. No odor. Possible causes?

I'm a virgin and I'm suddenly having blue-gray vaginal discharge. No odor. Possible causes?

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

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Can vaginal discharge be caused by the nuvaring? If so should I be worried and what do I do?

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

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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

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Large amount of creamy/light brown vaginal discharge when using the restroom twice today. What could the cause be?

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

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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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What causes brown vaginal discharge?

What causes brown vaginal discharge?

Probably old blood: This is probably blood that has been retained from your menses but younshoukdmdiscuss this with your gynecologist for a full evaluation and explanation. ...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