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Whats normal vs abnormal vaginal discharge?

Whats normal vs abnormal vaginal discharge?

Symptoms: Generally speaking, vaginal discharges which are not normal cause itching , burning, pain, and can cause a foul oder, although you can carry yeast trichomonas, or BV , gonorrhea, chlamydia without symptoms. Generally speaking, a nomal discharge is slightly milky or clear, often after mid cycle, not particularly copious, and usually without an odor. ...Read more

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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I have painful urination, pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge for over 6 weeks. STDs neg and cultures normal. Treated for BV and yeast. What now?

I have painful urination, pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge for over 6 weeks.  STDs neg and cultures normal. Treated for BV and yeast. What now?

Further Evaluation: It is important to make sure you have had a complete panel of cultures, which would include ureaplasm and mycoplasm. These are not on most standard panels, so your doctor has to specifically culture them. Another possibility could be Interstitial Cystitis which is also known as painful bladder syndrome. This condition can cause pelvic pain and painful urination as well. Revisit your doctor. ...Read more

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What is considered abnormal vaginal discharge?

Odor, color: All women have vaginal discharge that is produced by the cervix and the vaginal walls as a type of natural douche. If your discharge changes a lot from normal for you, it may indicate an infection or other problem. If the discharge has an odor, you probably have a bacterial infection. If it is white and the appearance of cottage cheese, it is probably yeast. ...Read more

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How can I free myself from abnormal vaginal discharge?

How can I free myself from abnormal vaginal discharge?

Medical evaluation: 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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What is the definition or description of: abnormal vaginal discharge?

Not your usual.: Women are used to changes in their bodies during their cycles. Many women get a lot of mucous right before ovulation and some have a small amount of daily discharge. An abnormal discharge is anything that falls outside of what you are used to, particularly if it has an odor or cottage chees like quality. ...Read more

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I'm having an abnormal vaginal discharge. This has been going on for 4 days. Reddish&yellowish. It's now yellowish brown. Not too scanty. Not too much?

I'm having an abnormal vaginal discharge. This has been going on for 4 days. Reddish&yellowish. It's now yellowish brown. Not too scanty. Not too much?

Various reasons: 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

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What is the difference between abnormal vaginal discharge and female sperm?

What is the difference between abnormal vaginal discharge and female sperm?

One is real : There is no such thing as female sperm. 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 partne. ...Read more

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Why am I having abnormal vaginal discharge and bumps in my pubic area. I'm a virgin.

Medical evaluation: should help to figure this out. 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

Abnormal Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Women are used to changes in their bodies during their cycles. Many women get a lot of mucous right before ovulation and some have a small amount of daily discharge. An abnormal discharge is anything that falls outside of what you are used to, particularly if it has an odor or ...Read more


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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more