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I have a strange discharge that will not go away. What is it? The discharge consist of a creamy, thick, white discharge with sometimes a fishy smell. I recently went to the doctor and was cures of an UTI but the discharge is still present.

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

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Your symptoms could be any one of a number of things including a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, trichamonas, or some other infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.
Most of these are treated with a different antibiotic than what we use for urinary tract infections. You need a complete gyne exam with cultures and examination of your vaginal fluid. By doing all of this, hopefully your doctor will figure out what is causing your symptoms and be able to treat you appropriately. Good luck!

In brief: Your

Your symptoms could be any one of a number of things including a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, trichamonas, or some other infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.
Most of these are treated with a different antibiotic than what we use for urinary tract infections. You need a complete gyne exam with cultures and examination of your vaginal fluid. By doing all of this, hopefully your doctor will figure out what is causing your symptoms and be able to treat you appropriately. Good luck!
Dr. Laura McMullen
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

In brief: This

This definitely sounds like a vaginitis.
Common causes are yeast and bacterial. You need to see your doctor again for a pelvic exam and testing. You should also get an std check if you are sexually active. The fishy smell points to a bacterial cause (bacterial vaginosis or bv) yet the fact that you were on antibiotics for a UTI points more to a yeast infection. Only your doctor will be able to give you a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Best of luck.

In brief: This

This definitely sounds like a vaginitis.
Common causes are yeast and bacterial. You need to see your doctor again for a pelvic exam and testing. You should also get an std check if you are sexually active. The fishy smell points to a bacterial cause (bacterial vaginosis or bv) yet the fact that you were on antibiotics for a UTI points more to a yeast infection. Only your doctor will be able to give you a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Best of luck.
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