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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 does white creamy discharge mean ? It's been coming out of me for about a week.

What does white creamy discharge mean ? It's been coming out of me for about a week.

See your doctor: It could mean a yeast infection, a bacterial infection, or an STD (since I am not familiar with your relationship status). The best idea is to be tested, so that you can get an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does creamy/milky white vaginal discharge mean?

What does creamy/milky white vaginal discharge mean?

Normal: It's normal to have clear discharge and normal to have white cloudy discharge. The consistency and color of the discharge is affected by hormones, diet, exercise, sleep, and products that are placed in vagina (sex, lubricants, etc). Typically, discharge mid-cycle is clearer than at either end of the cycle, but not always. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I used the restroom this morning and I hadthis creamy white discharge. What could this mean?

I used the restroom this morning  and I hadthis creamy white discharge. What could this mean?

Yeast: If the discharge is vaginal, this is commonly a yeast infection. Usually a creamy or curd-like discharge, occasionally accompanied by itching. Usually no strong change in odor.. Can try any of the over the counter yeast medications (monistat, lotrimin, etc). ...Read more

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I'm 5 days late and I have a creamy white discharge and watery in texture what could this mean no smelly odor or itching?

I'm 5 days late and I have a creamy white discharge and watery in texture what could this mean no smelly odor or itching?

Pregnancy: Any time your menses/period is late, best to check home pregnancy test if you engage in unprotected sex. After that, your Family Doc or GYN can check for infection. ...Read more

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I have excessive oder less white discharge, what does that mean?

I have excessive oder less white discharge, what does that mean?

Odor: If this is an odor not familiar to you, then I would see your gynecologist to have a checkup for bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What does excessive amounts of discharge mean? Clear sticky and white discharge.

What does excessive amounts of discharge mean? Clear sticky and white discharge.

Listen: discuss with your doctor. You might need testing. Please give us more info next time.....example: location of discharge? Assuming vaginal....but a 'discharge' can really happen anywhere, including wounds,. You might have a simple, benign cause for this, but you might have exposed yourself to other underlying issues. See your provider if you have an unusual discharge. Avoid sex till you do so. ...Read more

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Thick like white discharge what does that mean?

Thick like white discharge what does that mean?

Normal vs infection: Some women's discharge varies w/time of month (relative to menses/periods). If you're otherwise asymptomatic, you can just take a wait & see attitude. If there's any itchiness to your vagina (i'm assuming that's where your discharge is coming from), you might have a yeast infection which should respond to many over-the-counter antifungals. If you're sexually active w/o using condoms, go see ur doc. ...Read more

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Having a white discharge can mean what?

Having a white discharge can mean what?

Female?: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more