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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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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 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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What does white sticky and thick vaginal discharge mean?

What does white sticky and thick vaginal  discharge mean?

Get tested : White sticky vaginal discharge requires testing to determine the cause and treatment options. ...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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Today I went to the restroom and when I wiped me I saw some white thick clumpy discharge, there was a little clump in the toliet, What does that mean?

Today I went to the restroom and when I wiped me I saw some white thick clumpy discharge, there was a little clump in the toliet, What does that mean?

Likely normal: You don't mention any symptoms (irritation, itching, etc) with the discharge. If there are none, this is likely what's called a "physiologic discharge"--in other words normal. It may vary depending on your female hormone levels, hormones taken in the form of birth control pills, hydration (how much fluid you've drunk recently) and vaginal irritation (from intercourse, spermicides, other trauma) ...Read more

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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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Drainage (Definition)

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


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