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What Does It Mean If Your Discharge Smells
It means: You may have an infection, therefore I would go in and be examined. ...Read more
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
What causes my discharge to smells bad very bad, but it appears to look normal? My husband and I have been having unprotected sex for a year with no problems. My discharge looks normal but smell very bad. Does this mean he has been having unprotected sex
The: The most common reason for bad smelling discharge in a woman in a monogamous relationship is bacterial vaginosis (bv). Bv is not a sexually transmitted disease, but is an imbalance between the "good" and "bad" bacterial that normally live in the vagina. Douching and having sex can put you at risk since both activities cause a change in the vaginal environment leading to an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria. Many women will complain of a fishy odor, increased discharge and a few may even have itching and discomfort. You should give your doctor a call to see if you have bv. The doctor can test your vaginal discharge to know for certain whether you have it or not. Bv is typically treated with a short course of antibiotics. ...Read more
Old blood: Brown discharge after a period is just old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Once blood degrades it turns brown and then black. The vaginal odor will need to be evaluated by examination. ...Read more
Discharge: Unfortunately, neither the color, nor the smell of the discharge is diagnostic of any disorder. It needs to be tested to know what it may be. ...Read more
Likely: This is likely a direct result of something you specifically ate that would make a characteristic smell. ...Read more
See answer: Vaginal odor may vary throughout your menstrual cycle and may be especially noticeable right after having sex. Poor vaginal hygiene as well. Bacterial vaginosis (an overgrowth of normally occurring vaginal bacteria) is the most common vaginal infection that causes a vaginal odor. Trichomoniasis (STD) also can cause a vaginal odor whereas chlamydia, gonorrhea, and yeast infections generally do not. ...Read more
If there is a discharge, a sample of that discharge needs to be obtained for testing
by your provider, and then therapy directed to the specific organism. ...Read more
Vaginal thrush: Based on your limited description of an otherwise asymptomatic white, malodorous vaginal discharge recurring after menses, you most likely have vaginal yeast infection which can occur which the menstrual hormonal changes. You can treat this with over-the-counter and prescription medications as well as good hygiene. ...Read more
What could it mean if I'm having sharp pain with white cloudy milky discharge it smells like baby formula?
More info!: Discharge from where? Nose, breast, vagina? Any painful discharge needs to be evaluated though. See a doc today. Painful vaginal discharges can mean a serious infection and in prompt treatment is essential to prevent permanent damage. ...Read more
Usually Normal: This is usually just a mixture of old blood from your period mixed with normal vaginal mucous, nothing to be alarmed about. If it continues more than a week then see your doctor to rule out bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
What does it mean when your vaginal discharge is very thin, almost watery, with white specs? Oder smells like cheese. (Or somewhat cheesy.)
Get tested: 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
Normally a discharge: Doesn't smell like cheese. For a change in odor, texture, amt, color of d/c - get gyn eval. ...Read more
I took Mobistat 1 on Monday it is now Saturday. I have a lot. I mean a lot of white clumpy discharge. No smell. Just a lot.
Vaginal discharge: Possibly a pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from vagina to uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Often times women either experience no signs or symptoms or don't seek treatment. Consultation with your doctor for evaluation and treatment is warranted. ...Read more
What does it mean when you discharge alot, it comes out white and yellowish, and it has a bad smell?
Every since I had my iud placed, I have noticed a foul smell from my discharge. What could that mean?
Infection: Most probably it is infection. Need to be checked by your doctor ASAP ...Read more
If my discharge is clear and watery but has no smell what does that mean and its bad to were I can feel it?
What does it mean if I have clear discharge for more then 2 weeks with no smell no pain? Going #1 offten it seems
Get it checked out: Discharge from the vagina can mean several different things, including irritation, a reaction to some medications, a sexually-transmitted infection like chlamydia or gonorrhea, or a non-sexually transmitted infection. In order to distinguish between these things (and treat any infection that might be there), it's important to see a healthcare provider. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have vaginal discharge that is white and frothy. And are expericencing a smell?
Bacterial vaginosis: See you doctor and get a culture and treatment. ...Read more
What does white sticky discharge It looks like school glue there is no smell or itchiness. What can this mean
Not sure.: 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 & like uncooked egg whites), Clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle & pregnancy (white/milky). It can be thin or thick & white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an ...Read more
My discharge is clear, stretchy, and sometimes has some pink blood with a sweet smell. I had a baby 7 weeks ago, what does this mean?
Need more info: Have you had a period since you had the baby? Are you breastfeeding? If you haven't had a period, maybe you are ovulating and in two weeks you will have a period. If you have had this discharge since having the baby, and it is getting less and less, then it's part of normal post partum discharge. Talk to your doctor for more evaluation if worried. ...Read more
I am unsure if you are male or female.
In a male this would most likely be an indication of either a sexually transmitted disease or a prostate infection/inflammation. In either case it would be wise of you to seek out a good health care provider.
In a female this could also be evidence of yeast or other bacterial infection or vaginitis. ...Read more
While clear or white: Watery discharge can be considered normal, when it is yellow I recommend it be investigated and infection excluded. The color yellow suggests purulence or pus cells from the cervix or vagina. Even if there is no odor or itching, infection could still be present. Watery yellow discharge might be associated with pregnancy, so check for that if possible. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Every month I have a bad discharge fishy smell right after my monthly period. What does that mean?
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