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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I have a white discharge from vagina. What could it be?

Query: Hello Doctor,  I have a fishy odour, white and milky discharge coming from my vaginal area. I am a 28 year old female. What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from bacterial vaginosis. This is a common vaginal infection of women who are sexually active. Please use the following: Clingen (clindamycin + clotrimazole) vaginal pessary once a day at night just before sleeping for 7 days. Insert it deep inside the...  Read Full »

Is foul vaginal discharge due to hormonal imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I have watery heavy white foul vaginal discharge every day since four months. Is it due to hormonal imbalance?  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From what you have described, it looks like you have a bad vaginal infection. You need to see a gynecologist doctor fairly quickly and get treated. This is important as untreated vaginal infections can spread upwards into the uterus. Hormonal imbalance has nothing to d...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from stomach cramps and vaginal discharge since last week. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with cysts on my ovaries nine months back. Still, my periods used to occur regularly every month, but last month I had a pregnancy scare as I was 18 days late on my period, but I have been experiencing bad stomach cramps since last week and have been getting a discharge.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in and I understand your concern. I had gone through the images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I would appreciate it if you could share the report taken nine months back, where you were diagnosed with cysts, so that I can ge...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a permanent solution for my vaginal yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 31-year-old female with a weight of 62 kgs and a height of 5'5 ft. I have been facing an issue of vaginal yeast infection since I got typhoid with urine infection before three years. Since then, it has been recurring every two to three months. Usually, it normalizes after a few days...  Read Full »

Dr. Nisha Marhatta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your problems. Recurrent yeast infection might need prolonged therapy with antifungals. You can send me details of the previous treatment you have taken to guide you further for treatment. Meanwhile, I suggest vaginal probiotics (locally available at the dr...  Read Full »

My wife has PMS symptoms, but she is not getting her periods. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,My partner had her last period two months back. Then we had unprotected sex last month. It did not last long, and I did not ejaculate inside her. After a few days, she bought and used a silicone sex toy. Two days after that, my partner experienced heavy bleeding, including blood clots simi...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The period may be late due to several reasons, including stress. The chance of pregnancy is nil, but she can do a home pregnancy test. If she feels weak, I suggest seeing a doctor; she might be severely anemic.  Read Full »

Am I not able to conceive because of the brown discharge before my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, A year before, I was getting regular periods. One day before period, I used to get spotting¬†then bleeding for five days. I was on birth control pills. A year ago, I stopped the pills. So from nine months, I am having brown discharge with mucus before four days of periods, then bleedin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not mentioned for how long you took the birth control pills. There are many adverse effects of the pills, which women are not aware of and the doctors are also not telling. This is a side effect of the pills, as pills stop ovulation totally. If one tries t...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex and developed itching with green discharge in my private area. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old female, and I have noticed green discharge and a bit of itching in my private areas. I had unprotected sex a few months back, saw a doctor a couple of weeks after because I had a green discharge for the first time. He gave me antifungal medicines to be placed in the v...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and please tell me if you have any odor associated with this discharge? Also, please tell me if there is any rash or...  Read Full »

Can masturbation cause severe itchiness and swelling in the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old with a weight of 58 kilograms and a height of five feet one inch. I am questioning to know whether I have a yeast infection because I have some symptoms such as the red, swollen vagina, clumpy discharge, severe itchiness, and burning while peeing. I am having these sympto...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the symptoms, you have mentioned, it looks like yeast or candidal infection which requires examination and treatment with antifungal. Hence, I would recommend visiting your health care provider for the same. To put your mind, easing ma...  Read Full »

I have a fever, appetite loss, weight loss, bloating, dark urine, and pelvic aches. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick with an unidentified illness for more than two months. Fever, fatigue, severe bloating, vomiting, loss of appetite, noticeable weight loss, frequent urination, dark urine, constant pelvic aches, vaginal discharge, and foul smell in the genitals are my symptoms. I di...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. You might have UTI (urinary tract infection) as dark-colored urine is seen mainly in a urinary tract infection. Chances of infection are high in your case as you have vaginal discharge and weight loss. So, I s...  Read Full »

Are increased pelvic pressure and abdominal cramps concerning in a 34 weeks pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 weeks pregnant, and I have gestational hypertension. I am currently taking the tablet Labetalol for my hypertension. Since last week, I could notice increasing pelvic pressure that worsens with movement and walking, and I feel like my bladder is always full. I also have mild...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern, and I will surely help you. At 34 weeks of pregnancy, it is important to stay cautious about any leaking, increased vaginal discharge, fever, swelling in the face, frequent contractions, vomiting, burning during urination, etc. If you...  Read Full »

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