Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal discharge is a normal occurrence. But, certain changes in the color or consistency can indicate a problem. Conditions associated with abnormal vaginal discharge include yeast infection, hormonal imbalance, sexually transmitted diseases, bacterial vaginosis, etc.

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Can vaginal infection cause fishy vaginal discharge and itching for two years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a smelly vaginal discharge for the past two years. It seems to be a fishy odor. I never had any sexual intercourse. I have itching in my vagina. I am scared whether I have a vaginal infection. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have bacterial vaginosis. It is not an infection. It occurs due to an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy bacteria in the vagina. Every woman can have this imbalance. They act as security by preventing new infections from entering the body. Using Vaginal ...  Read Full »

Is prolonged brown vaginal discharge after taking emergency contraceptive normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I took choice 1500 last month on the day of intercourse. After ten days, I started to have a brown vaginal discharge with cramps. The discharge was not excessive but I have it for ten days. Still, I have discharge. I got my last period before a week of having sex. What to do?   Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually, ovulation occurs on the 12th to 16th day of periods and fertile window is the period where the egg is released from the ovary. As you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill on the day of intercourse, then the chances of getting pregnant are remote. You have...  Read Full »

Recently, I notice a strong smell in my vaginal discharge. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, From my last period, I notice a strong smell along with a change in the color of my discharge. It seems to be abnormal. I have discharge almost every day between the periods. It occurs most often during ovulation. I am taking Nicaprin tablet twice daily as prescribed by the dermatologist...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First of all, I would like to know few things. Please mention whether you have regular periods and the discharge is present during your periods or on other days. Please mention your last menstrual phase. There are different reasons for having ...  Read Full »

Why do I have yellowish vaginal discharge and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to ask questions about my problem. I have vaginal discharge and I started to have a watery discharge. I also have a mild odor with yellowish discharge when I started using birth control pills. I am using it for ten days now. I feel uncomfortable and it is very itchy. Please ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding vaginal discharge. It can occur due to various causes. It can occur due to a fungal infection, a bacterial infection, and due to sexually transmitted diseases. For getting a better answer, it is necessary to know more about the sympto...  Read Full »

How to cure itchy vagina and yellowish-white odorless discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married a few months back. I have yellowish-white, odorless discharge. It leaves stain and itches quite a bit. I noticed something weird, and after intercourse, my husband could see something similar around his genitals. And that is itchy too. I tried using Abzorb antifungal powder...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, this is a genital infection. This is not the same that occurs before sexual exposure, as that is not yellow or itchy. These two feature makes infection as the source. It is usually seen as a genital or urinary infection in males, which is not always ...  Read Full »

How to treat vaginal itching with discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I had vaginal itching (mostly on the inside, also a bit on the outside) and whitish-yellow discharge. I took yeast infection medication and right after that, the itching and discharge stopped. But now I again have some discharge and a small amount of itching. My period is three weeks ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, the symptoms continue for two to three days after the treatment. What medication have you taken? And for how long? Have you finished the treatment? Anyway, if the symptom continues, perform another vaginal swab to revaluate the infection.  Read Full »

Why do I have yellowish-green vaginal discharge with blood?

Query: Hi doctor,My vagina is producing yellowish green mucus. That sometimes has blood in it. It also smells horrible. It had been going on for about two weeks, but recently started to have blood in it. I am on regular Zoloft and Melatonin.  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yellowish green discharge may be because of vaginal infection. You said that you have blood in between. If blood comes during menstruation (monthly), then it is normal. And if it is not a menstrual bleeding, then you have to be checked by nearby gynecologist t...  Read Full »

What does high hCG with white discharge on the 13th-day post ovulation indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, Before two days, I was 11 days after ovulation, and my beta HCG was 26IU/L. I did the test today (13 days post-ovulation), and it was 32 IU/L. My period was supposed to start tomorrow, and I do not have any symptoms, no blood, and pain. I have an egg white discharge. What am I suppose...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from vaginal discharge, which is white. Your beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) was 26 IU/L on the 11th day after ovulation and 32 IU/L on the 13th day after ovulation. You had a his...  Read Full »

Why do I get more vaginal discharge while on patch contraception?

Query: Hi doctor,I am on the Evra patch contraception. My problem is I am experiencing irregular and high volume of discharge while using the patch. And, when I stop using the patch the discharge becomes normal. What could be the possible cause for this issue?  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are taking patch as contraception, it is a combination of synthetic estrogen and progesterone. Both can affect the normal vaginal secretions in combination. In normal menses, during the first 14 days only estrogen is secreted by the body. In the second 14 days, ...  Read Full »

Due to vaginal itching and bloody discharge, I am unable to have intercourse. Please help.

Query: I have been unable to have comfortable sex for 2 months and am not sure why. At first I noticed dilute bloody tissue/discharge, which was probably bloody from my period just about to start. Then I noticed my vagina was very itchy for a week. Since then, occassionally I would have a spot or two of di...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Thank you for getting in touch with us. I read your explanation very carefully and I’m sorry that you are suffering from these problems. I would really like to tell you that you don’t need to see a local doctor, but you have to. The probability that you’re suffering from some form...  Read Full »

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