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What does a normal vaginal discharge after childbirth look like?

What does a normal vaginal discharge after childbirth look like?

White, creamy: Most newborn girls who have vaginal discharge may develop white, creamy secretions. The vaginal discharge typically does not have any odor at all and is not associated with any pain or itching. In some cases, the discharge may even contain some blood and this is also quite normal. ...Read more

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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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What color does normal vaginal discharge look like when its dried to your underwear?

What color does normal vaginal discharge look like when its dried to your underwear?

Depends: It can range from colorless to a light yellow. Other colors can be found but might not be "normal discharge". ...Read more

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Is a clear thick mucus like vaginal discharge normal?

Is a clear thick mucus like vaginal discharge normal?

Most likely yes: Clear thick mucus-like discharge is typical of ovulatory mucous. People often describe it as looking like egg white. That said, if your discharge has a funny odor, you have any itching or pain, or you could have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection, then you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Excess vaginal discharge during sex. Like i'm dripping white discharge in the very beginning of our sex routine. Is this normal?

Excess vaginal discharge during sex. Like i'm dripping white discharge in the very beginning of our sex routine. Is this normal?

Infection ; hormones: Some vaginal discharge can be normal. As you go through the month your hormones cause changes in the discharge as does sexual stimulation. In some cases though discharge can be a sign of infection. Causes incluse yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and stds. There are simple tests that can be done in the office to determine if this is normal or not. ...Read more

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I have had a white milky vaginal discharge for the past couple of days. Seems like alot will come out while I am using the bathroom. is this normal?

I have had a white milky vaginal discharge for the past couple of days. Seems like alot will come out while I am using the bathroom.  is this normal?

Various reasons: 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 discharge that is clear but elasticated like an artificial gunge or slime. What is it and is it normal? Concerned.

Vaginal discharge that is clear but elasticated like an artificial gunge or slime. What is it and is it normal? Concerned.

It depends: 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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My vaginal discharge smells like onion- is this normal?

My vaginal discharge smells like onion- is this normal?

BV: A change in vaginal secretion odor can indicate an imbalance in the bacteria or bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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How does pinworm infected vaginal discharge look like?

How does pinworm infected vaginal discharge look like?

Like worms: Pinworms can usually be seen directly. They are small and white. First thing in the morning or during the night is the best time to look. A single treatment of oral anti-pinworm medication usually eradicates the problem ...Read more

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What does your vaginal discharge look like when your a 1 week before your period comes ?

What does your vaginal discharge look like when your a 1 week before your period comes  ?

More info needed: This varies a lot from person to person. At 16, your own pattern of normal vaginal moisture or discharge may still be evolving. But if this is clearly new and different than before, you should see your doctor. There are too many causes to guess, but if you're sexually active, an STD is a possibility. So don't take chances -- get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can you show me how a vaginal discharge will look like and which area doea it come in the vagina ?

Can you show me how  a vaginal discharge  will look like and  which area doea it come in the vagina ?

Get tested : Yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis are nonsexually transmitted vaginal infections which are common in pregnancy. If you are having vaginal discharge you should should be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia & trichomoniasis. Some women will have excess vaginal discharge without having an infection from the hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vaginal discharge? Not like a lot but is there supposed to be any if vagina is normal?

Is it normal to have vaginal discharge? Not like a lot but is there supposed to be any if vagina is normal?

Needs 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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Mild vaginal discharge for a couple days looked like white cottage cheese. No itch or burning. Discharge is gone now. Is this normal?

Yes it can be: Vaginal discharge often changes color and consistency throughout the menstrual cycle. For example, near ovulation it tends to become stringy and sticky which allows sperm to more easily reach the egg. Changes in vaginal acidity can affect discharge qualities. If your discharge causes no symptoms or smells bad then likely it's okay. If you have a new sex partner however, you should get tested. ...Read more

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Last few months my vaginal discharge changed from clear cum to like white and clear. No itch or smell or irritation is it normal to have sudden change?

Last few months my vaginal discharge changed from clear cum to like white and clear. No itch or smell or irritation is it normal to have sudden change?

Probably okay ...: Clinically, you're probably okay. But if in doubt, see professionals timely. Of course, it's helpful to watch if you used some local agents for coital safety and pleasure or not. These may add additional concerns. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vaginal discharge all the time? Like all day everyday? I am on the pill and i heard that it can increase the amount of discharge, but is it normal to have it all thee time?

Discharge : Discharge can be normal and varies depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle. For instance the first part of your cycle (after your period ends) vaginal discharge is very light; mid-cycle (around the time of ovulation) the discharge becomes very slippery, almost like egg whites; finally, at the end of the cycle the discharge becomes much thicker. You are correct regarding the pil contributuing to an increase in the amount of discharge. However, if the discharge has an odor, causes itching, pain, or irritation , then you may be dealing with an infection and a doctor's visit is in order. Take good care. ...Read more

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I had a csection about 5 weeks ago. Is it normal to have jelly-like yellowish vaginal discharge?

I had a csection about 5 weeks ago. Is it normal to have jelly-like yellowish vaginal discharge?

Yes: In the absence of other symptoms, this is probably not a worrisome symptom, but good to bring up at your 6-week post partum visit. ...Read more

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How can I naturally reduce the amount of normal vaginal discharge I have?

Depends: First, it may be infection causing excessive so rule that out with a culture at the office. Second cool dry air leads to less noticeable discharge. Tight heavy clothing and wearing underwear all the time naturally increases the thinness of your discharge and therefore you note more. Underwear off in the evening is always best. ...Read more

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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