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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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White slippery vaginal discharge, am I ovulating?

White slippery vaginal discharge, am I ovulating?

Possibly: This type of discharge is common when ovulating and may occur 10-14 days prior to your menses ...Read more

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What are the causes of egg white vaginal discharge other than ovulation?

What are the causes of egg white vaginal discharge other than ovulation?

Vaginal discharge: 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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I had unprotected sex 3 days before and the day before I was supposed to ovulate. And now I have milky white vaginal discharge 2 days after ovulation. What does this mean?

I had unprotected sex 3 days before and the day before I was supposed to ovulate. And now I have milky white vaginal discharge 2 days after ovulation. What does this mean?

Normal discharge.: Thin white milky discharge is normal discharge for a normal cycle, it does not represent a pregnancy but you have a good chance of getting pregnant since you had sex in your most fertile days. ...Read more

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I was supposed to be ovulating this week and I have had no vaginal discharge this whole cycle. Why is that?

I was supposed to be ovulating this week and I have had no vaginal discharge this whole cycle. Why is that?

Absence of discharge: Many women ovulate and are aware of or don't have vaginal discharge of mucus. You need to have your md confirm ovulation, and perform a post coital test (check for sperm in cervical mucus 6-8 hrs after sex around ovulation). ...Read more

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Just had vaginal discharge that was cloudy, stringy, and extremely stretchy. What could it have been? We thought she had ovulated already

Just had vaginal discharge that was cloudy, stringy, and extremely stretchy. What could it have been? We thought she had ovulated already

Variation in cycle: How long ago do you think she ovulated? Menstrual cycles are not like clockwork and often have variations. Her ovulation may have happened later than you expected. ...Read more

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Is thick vaginal discharge something to worry about if it's after you should have ovulated but there are no other symptoms such as itchiness, odor etc?

Is thick vaginal discharge something to worry about if it's after you should have ovulated but there are no other symptoms such as itchiness, odor etc?

Thick white dx: Studies show stress, menses can cause a yeast infection. Sometimes I find in my practice women do not notice the odor associated with BV but a physician might. See your PCP or OB for an exam. ACOG recommends women with new discharge or odor get an exam. BV and yeast infections often coexist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I know that am I ovulating or not? There's been a delay of 3 months in my periods and I m having a continuous vaginal discharge..

How can I know that am I ovulating or not? There's been a delay of 3 months in my periods and I m having a continuous vaginal discharge..

Ovulation: It is difficult to say in that situation, but it you are having continuous discharge, I would recommend seeing a gynecologist. ...Read more

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On nexplanon birth control been noticing white clear stretchy vaginal discharge can I be ovulating?

On nexplanon birth control been noticing white clear stretchy vaginal discharge can I be ovulating?

Very unlikely: When on Nexplanon, ovulation does not happen or only rarely happens. Even if it happens, the contraceptive's other effects still prevent pregnancy from occurring. However, life is never exact. If a woman is worried, she can do a home urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Tests are inexpensive, very accurate, and sold in stores everywhere. ...Read more

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I ovulated on June 20 based on vaginal discharge. When can I start testing. My period are sometimes irregular. Ranging from 35-40 days?

Wives Tales: Following cervical or vaginal discharge is not in any way a reliable way to monitor any part of a menstrual cycle.

But, you test the morning after the day your period is missed. ...Read more

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Clear, watery, vaginal discharge 3 days before period. No color but just like water & not foul but strange/strong smell. Already ovulated what's wrong?

Multiple causes: It's probably normal. Semen comes out thin and watery, normal vaginal secretions are thin and watery. Bacterial vaginosis causes a thin discharge with a strong odor. If the problem persists, get it checks out. ...Read more

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Will vaginal discharge stop after ovulation? Like becoming drier?

Will vaginal discharge stop after ovulation? Like becoming drier?

Ovulation: You must have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The doctors in the facility may be able to control the problems or it may be necessary for a hospital clinic area.

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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What is the normal smell of a vaginal discharge? Let it be in the time of ovulation or regular days.

What is the normal smell of a vaginal discharge? Let it be in the time of ovulation or regular days.

? smells: Smells are often unique to each individual, so there really is no magical answer about a "normal" smell to a vaginal odor. ...Read more

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I took an ovulation test which came back negative but I am having ovulation symptoms-headache, vaginal discharge. Could I in fact be ovulating?

I took an ovulation test which came back negative but I am having ovulation symptoms-headache, vaginal discharge. Could I in fact be ovulating?

Tests are accurate: When in doubt, get hormone levels and thyroid function checked by your GYN. Please repeat the test. Headache and vaginal discharge are suggestive, not diagnostic of ovulation and may be coincidental. ...Read more

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Change in vaginal discharge related to ovulation?

Change in vaginal discharge related to ovulation?

Possibly: Under the influence of increasing estrogen in the two weeks leading up to ovulation the mucus secreting glands of the cervix produce mucus. This usually has a maximum effect a day prior to ovulation. The ph elevates toward neutral which supports sperm viability. ...Read more

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What are are reasons for think snot like vaginal discharge other than ovulation?

What are are reasons for think snot like vaginal discharge other than ovulation?

Healthy and normal: Thick vaginal discharge is usually a sign that you are a healthy, fertile female. If there is a foul smell to it or if it is accompanied by itching, burning or pain, then you need to see a dr. Usually "not-like" discharge is a good thing - it provides lubrication for intercourse, and it also acts as the natural cleaning system for the vagina: as the discharge comes out, it takes out germs, etc. ...Read more

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I have a creamy and whitish vaginal discharge and ovulation, smelly sometimes what does it mean?

I have a creamy and whitish vaginal discharge and ovulation, smelly sometimes what does it mean?

Discharge: 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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Thick clear/white stretchy vaginal discharge immediately after sex in panties during ovulation week?

Normal: During ovulation the vaginal wall undergoes changes that makes secretions more viscous. In fact in the past, the consistency of vaginal discharge was used to see if woman was ready for ovulation. You notice more secretions after secular intercourse as expected. ...Read more

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Lots of white vaginal discharge and itchiness. 3rd month of pill. Pre and post ovulation. What's wrong?

Lots of white vaginal discharge and itchiness. 3rd month of pill. Pre and post ovulation. What's wrong?

Yeast infection?: Some people are prone to yeast infections on the pill. Try over-the-counter vaginal yeast medications for 5-7 days. If this helps, great! If not see your doc and found out what is causing this. Avoid fragrances in detergents, soaps and lotions and avoid fabric softeners, which irritate delicate skin. Generic pads and panty liners can be irritating too (this problem seems to be increasing) ...Read more

Dr. Walter Kobasa
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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


Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more