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Dr. Malina Milan
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What does thick white discharge mean i'm late for my period and it has no odor really?

What does thick white discharge mean i'm late for my period and it has no odor really?

Vaginal discharge: Odorless thick white discharge could be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes associated with itching and burning discomfort. See your doctor for proper diagnosis. Take care! ...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 does a thick white discharge after ovulation mean?

What does a thick white discharge after ovulation mean?

Normal: The vaginal discharge becomes thinner and more copious at the time of ovulation. After ovulation that discharge will continue, and you would notice that increase from the vagina. ...Read more

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What does very thick white vaginal discharge mean?

What does very thick white vaginal discharge mean?

Vaginal discharge: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Leukorrhea is a 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/stretchy), clear/watery or white d/c both occur >>. ...Read more

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Does thick white discharge after sex mean your pregnant?

Does thick white discharge after sex mean your pregnant?

No: Thick white discharge after sex is most likely vaginal secretions and ejaculate. ...Read more

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Does a thick white discharge mean a sign of yeast infection?

Does a thick white discharge mean a sign of  yeast infection?

White discharge: Can be normal or a sign of yeast infection. If it doesn't stop, you may need to take antifungal medication, i.E yeast infection. If this does not stop it, you will need to see an ob. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have thick white discharge with no odor but slight itching ?

What does it mean to have thick white discharge with no odor but slight itching ?

Likely infection: I assume that you are describing a vaginal discharge, these symptoms would be suggestive of yeast infection. You can try OTC medication, but if the symptoms do not resolve in a few days, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is having thick white discharge two weeks before period. What does this mean?

My girlfriend is having thick white discharge two weeks before period. What does this mean?

Possible Yeast Infec: This could be a yeast infection that would require antibiotics to clear out. Have her see her doctor. ...Read more

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Lots of thick white discharge, not clumpy or an odor to it could it mean i'm pregnant?

Lots of thick white discharge, not clumpy or an odor to it could it mean i'm pregnant?

Maybe: When pregnant, vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

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


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