Vaginal Discharge
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Vaginal Discharge is a healthy way where body expels certain discharge everyday in order to keep your vagina clean and free from infections. This vaginal discharge is produced by the action of glands in vagina and cervix. This fluid which is passed everyday varies during the different phases in monthly fertility cycle. Normally the discharge is white or transparent in color and its thickness differs depending upon certain factors. The discharge can be exceptionally remarkable during the following times -

  • Before Ovulation i.e. prior to release of egg
  • After sexual intercourse or when you are sexually excited
  • When you are breastfeeding
  • With the use of birth control methods
  • Menstrual cycle

Not all discharge is normal

Though Vaginal Discharge is absolutely healthy for vaginal health but sometimes it changes its course in form of unusual flow, color or odor. If you experience discharge that you have most of the time then it may be a problem. You can detect abnormality in vaginal discharge with following symptoms-

Excessive discharge- Excessive discharge is normal before ovulation, when you are sexually aroused or if you breastfeed. But by your instincts you know how much is much. And moreover if your discharge becomes clumpy, cloudy accompanied with thick mucous for constantly in more than 2-3 cycles than there is a probability of you suffering from Vaginitis.

Change in color and odor- Normally the color of discharge is white or transparent. Yellow or green discharge may be due to some infections. Brown discharge is though normal sometimes for e.g. after your menses brown discharge means cleaning up of vagina. During Ovulation you may feel blood brown color in your discharge. With the help of the distinctive variations in color you can identify if you have a problem.

Pain or irritation- When Vaginal Discharge is accompanied by pain, burning sensation, soreness, itching or irritation than vaginal discharge is certainly not normal

Causes behind abnormal vaginal discharge

Though there are no certain conditions so that by avoiding those you can prevent the causative factors yet risk factors can be taken care off. The highest cause of vaginal discharge is infection in vagina. The vaginal infection can range from yeast infection, bacterial infection, trichomoniasis or fungal infection. STDs and HIV infection can also bring in unusual discharge. An abnormal discharge can sometime be also a result of UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). Condoms, diaphragms or birth control pills or other medical conditions and medications can also cause abnormality in Vaginal Discharge. Most often problem in discharge is due to infection caused by bacteria or yeast that often happens due to unhygienic conditions and when vagina remains sweat excessively for longer periods.

The Impact

  • Inflammation on vagina
  • Irritation and discomfort
  • Rashes, Soreness, Itching or burning
  • Change in appearance of discharge
  • Pain accompanied by reddening and swelling of vagina

These are some noticeable physical impacts that affect you. However prolonged vaginal discharge can be reason for rift in relationship with your partner. The unusual discharges may create problem in intercourse and may become a source of repellant for your partner. The bad odor, cheesy flow and nasty color may put your man off and he can start losing interest in you.

Treatment - What to do?

Don’t ignore any unsual discharge. Your instincts will warn you if you are facing disturbed vaginal discharge. See your doctor immediately. Your doctor may conduct a test of you vaginal discharges that will him identify the nature and cause of vaginal discharge. Based on the characteristics of discharges you will be given oral pills or creams for topical use.

Apart regular check-ups you can maintain your lifestyle to prevent abnormality in vaginal discharge. Bath daily and wash your vagina from front to back after you have sex, urination or bowel movement. Wear cotton panties and avoid allergens and chemical based feminine products such as perfumed soap, deodorants, powders etc. Douching is certainly not recommended if your doctor hasn’t advice it. Sometime latex of condom may also be the reason so keep a check on that too.

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why does ma gurlfrend have this whitish discharge when we're about to have intercourse..its not foul smelly though..smell kinda like liquid from yam tubers..am african so i know about tubers alot.
#1 - crispy morgan - 06/13/2010 - 13:26
is it normal to get thick white discharge everyday?
#2 - l - 07/13/2010 - 06:02
what if u have a bad odor and no discharge only when after having [@] and really bad pain in the lower abdomen? What is it?
#3 - annonymous - 09/27/2010 - 20:09
i caught a std 2years ago and got cream for it and it went away but ever since i have had alot of discharge and a bad odur i have been too embarssed to go to the doctor
#4 - sarah - 10/24/2010 - 12:40
i have this weird cottage cheese like green discharge. im to embarr[@]ed to have intercourse wit a girl because thats what i go for so ive just been havin intercourse wit men. what could i have? how can i build confidence to have a [@]ual relationsh wit this girl?
#5 - stephanie - 03/06/2011 - 01:27
i ave yellowish discharge and a fouly scent and sumtimes i bleed after intercourse. what is this is it serious?
#6 - tweety - 03/07/2011 - 11:48
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#7 - Si+neiloe Dakile - 06/29/2011 - 14:36
I have whitish to yellowish discharges, (like a pus) and it has a foul odor, and I wanna know if It's a possible [@]ual disease. and my ob told me that my cervix is inflamed. thanks
#8 - carrie - 08/05/2011 - 13:51
i dnt really know but i get white stuff oan ma pants and i went to the docther but he said i dnt need tae worry but its getting bad what do i do ?
#9 - stephaine - 08/28/2011 - 11:37
i have no ordor no burning but i have white discharge everday sometimes its so bad i have to change my panties 2wice a day :( what does that mean i have?
#10 - Lola - 10/23/2011 - 21:34
I have this discharge always and it smells foul.What do i do?
#11 - Colette - 01/06/2012 - 23:44
listen i have discharge everyday and u need to wear panty liners and change them a couple of times through out the day... if u shower once a day and clean yourself good down there (dont put anything up there just clean yourself ) you shouldnt have issues.... i use care free body shape unsented panty liners..
#12 - em - 02/13/2012 - 21:17
I have hpv I have a funny smell and discharge what can I buy at the store for the smell
#13 - amy - 03/05/2012 - 22:59
bakit kapag matapos makipag[@] may lumabas na white mens at kinabukasan n umaga my lumalabas na mabhong amoy n white mens!
#14 - jen - 04/11/2012 - 02:03
bakit para akong nilabasan lage? at nakaranas na ako ng hiv and aids examination but im free , nandito sa abroad working nahihirapan ako kc istorbo at hndi na ako comportable minsan...wen i was in singapore every 6mos my medical kmi for hiv, pero wala nman akong ganyan na sakit...tanung? pag my std ba hndi ma detict sa medical hiv? 3mos ago my mdeical din ako for hiv pero free din ako...2yrs ago na ramdam ko na parang discharge ako lage...tulungan nyo nmn ako ....
#15 - janice - 04/27/2012 - 08:26
I am so happy that no longer have smiling and [@]l discharge anymore with the help of Prince Imatitikua.

I got in contacy with him when i heard of his good work from my co-worker. I asked for him email id and i contacted him since i was shy to tell people what my problems was. I told this doctor who prescribed and gave me some [@]l cream and liquid which i used and i'm so free from the disease now.

You all who have similar issues can contact him on;;;; princeimatitikuathiango@hotmail.com. He is a nice doctor that you can trust and also tell him everything.
#16 - Jenneth - 04/27/2012 - 08:34
@Jenneth, i am NOT surprise at your post, because Doctor Prince has also worked for me when i had [@]l discharge.

He is such a great man and a very good adviser. He made me realize that there is still hope when i had done everything possible to cure myself from the discharge. I'm happy for you too. Mao
#17 - Mao - 04/28/2012 - 03:53
i have a bad smell discharge on ma vaging please help me
#18 - onneile - 06/14/2012 - 05:21
Onneile i can tell how you are feeling right now, because few months back i was so so ashamed of my entire world due to smelling [@]l discharge. I was confused because my boyfriend hated the smell so much that he decided to stop having [@] with me. I went online for some research and found this very Prince Imatitikuat who did a very powerful and wonderful medication for me... Now i am very free from bad smell. Pls you have to contact him urgently for help on " princeimatitikuathiango@hotmail.com
#19 - Maraim - 09/19/2012 - 00:00
i'm 20 and for some months now i have been having this dirty yellowish discharge and i have not had [@] before and i also got a big hard pimple like on my [@]a(hairy part not inside) and two between my upper thigh and [@]a where the big like pimple used to be there . what i did was, i bust this pimple like and cream fluid came out and after still pressing on, water blood came out and it is so painful. so please whats wrong with me? but i can still feel that there is something inside and i have
been puting heat gel for joint pain on it.
#20 - teresa - 10/08/2012 - 12:42
@teresa sounds like you have [@]l herps,. you should go to the doctor asap,!
#21 - alexis - 10/10/2012 - 11:08
am 19 and after having [@] with my and during [@] my [@] burns then i started discharging white creamy stuff dats smell like egg what is the cause of dat i have been using vinegar to bathe with
#22 - lisa - 10/11/2012 - 17:28
i want to contact prince imatitikuat,just a simple question, is this email, can also be use in yahoo mail, just a bit confuse , havent use hotmail though.
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#23 - lyn - 11/09/2012 - 01:35
pliz i have this white discharge , everyday , but sometimes i fill itchy but sometimes i dont,,,,how can i prevent it..... and the medicines.
#24 - zippy - 01/17/2013 - 12:53
i'm only 19 and experiencing a yellow discharge with a fouly smell 2 days after my menstruation . please help !!! beside medicines, what would be some preventions???
#25 - shy - 01/28/2013 - 04:21
I'm an 11 year old girl and I have hair down there and I this white discharge in my underwear everyday and my breasts are developing I think my period is near can anyone help me????
#26 - Lynni - 04/03/2013 - 17:02
Mine own discharge has been 4 close 2 8yrs n nw I'm scared I can't give birth pls I need help I'm a Nigerian
#27 - evans - 04/09/2013 - 15:57
I always have [@] discharge anytime me and my boyfriend meet, i want to know if it normal
#28 - Sadiat - 04/20/2013 - 06:51
i m an 19 year old girl and i have a yellow discharge with bad odor is it too serious n does it effect in fertility?
#29 - sarah - 04/25/2013 - 19:37
what if i have yellow discharge is there a possibilities that i will get pregnant??please answer my question because im really curious and im scared to go to the doctor!!!
#30 - kara - 05/11/2013 - 21:22
Doc ask q LNG po. 1 month n po aq Daley at hanging now ala p din po AQ. May ng yari smin nong bf q .last means q po nong sept. 29 ntpos po aq Oct. 3. Tax 0ct 6 10 17 may nagyari samin. Nag pt n aq pro negative. Buntis po b AQ?
#31 - ghie - 11/05/2013 - 06:59
I have yellowish lights dis charge it has a really foul I really need some helpI'm in back to go to the doctor and I have went and checked for STDs and I didn't have any..so what could this be it is making me very uncomfortable [@]ually I'm just in my everyday life can someone please help me.
#32 - Kimi - 11/05/2013 - 08:15
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