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What is thick white creamy vaginal discharge?

What is thick white creamy vaginal discharge?

Yeast Infection : If there is itching or dryness associated with the discharge it could be a yeast infection. I would recommend going to your local pharmacy and buying an over-the-counter medication, like monistat, to treat it if you have noticed any of these other symptoms. ...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 is white discharge?

What is white discharge?

Uncertain: 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/stretchy), 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 odor. If you have. ...Read more

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What does white chunky vaginal discharge mean?

What does white chunky vaginal discharge mean?

Possible yeast infec: Most likely it may represent a yeast infection. However d any vaginal discharge needs to be evaluated to make sure there is no other pathology. ...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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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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What does a brownish white vaginal discharge mean?

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Vaginal discharge: It is difficult to say without observing. Safest thing to do would be to go see a doctor. They can look at the discharge under a microscope or send it out for further analysis to try and determine what it is and offer you treatment. ...Read more

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Is vaginal white discharge a bad thing?

Is vaginal  white discharge a bad thing?

Not necessarily: It can also be normal for some women. However, if accompanied by other symptoms, such as vaginal itching or burning, evaluation is warranted. Evaluation is also warranted if one has engaged in risky sexual behavior, such as unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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What is fleshy vaginal discharge mean?

What is fleshy vaginal discharge mean?

Fleshy or fishy?: Did you mean to write fishy? Or maybe misunderstood your doctor when s/he said fishy? A fishy odor to vaginal fluid is often a sign of infection, especially bacterial vaginosis and sometimes trichomonas. See your doctor if this is the problem and hasn't been evaluated or treated. ...Read more

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What is a vaginal discharge?

Many things: Vaginal discharge can be many things. Sometimes yeast can cause this, or BV (bacterial overgrowth). Many sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc) can also cause this. For discharge that lasts more than a few days, especially if it burns, itches, or hurts, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is white milky vaginal discharge normal?

Probably not normal: Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. There are many possible causes, from infections to hormonal problems and others. "Milky" suggests bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, especailly if there is odor. STDs also are possible if at risk. See your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is this odorless milky white discharge coming out of my vagina?

What is this odorless milky white discharge coming out of my vagina?

Possible Reasons: 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. 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/stretchy), clear/watery or white d/c >. ...Read more

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What is pink slimy discharge from a vagina?

What is pink slimy discharge from a vagina?

Depends on...: "pink slimy discharge" means different things to different women. It has to be compared to the particular woman's normal daily vaginal (cervical) mucus discharge. Some women are at risk for std's, some at risk for cancers, and others at risk for both (so a doctor's evaluation is a good idea). Pink mucus could also be normal mucus mixed with a trace of menstrual blood, in a very low-risk woman. ...Read more

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What causes a brown vaginal discharge?

What causes a brown vaginal discharge?

Infection, bleeding: Old blood looks brown. Vaginal infections can present as brown discharge. Both situations need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is white vaginal discharge a sign of pregnancy?

Is white vaginal discharge a sign of pregnancy?

Although it is very: Common to have an increase in white vaginal discharge (leukorrhea) when pregnant, it is not diagnostic in and of itself. Recommend that you take a home pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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What is this creamy discharge in my vagina?

What is this creamy discharge in my vagina?

GYN: Clear to white or creamy, no odor, no redness, no itching, no pain, no burning? May be leukorrhea - normal vaginal discharge. If there is pain, burning, it is clumpy, causes red irritation, foul smell, etc - it would be important to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What does vaginal itching & white odorless milky discharge?

What does vaginal itching & white odorless milky discharge?

Yeast infection : White discharge is often a sign of a yeast infection with candida. Seeing a physician is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the cause of fishy smelling vaginal discharge?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Most common cause of a fishy vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis. It is not an std; it is similar to a yeast infection. It is the most common abnormal vaginal discharge. Other cause can be an std called trichomonas. Douching, recent increase in sexual frequency, or recent antibiotics/antifungal medication can increase one's changes, but it often occurs for "no reason". You need a rx to treat. ...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