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 see a white or yellow odorless discharge. Is this normal before a period?

Query: Hi doctor,My period is due sometime this week, and I am seeing a white/ yellow discharge odorless. Is this normal? For sure, I am not pregnant because the last time I had sex was over three months ago, and I got my period every month after that. What can this be? Should I be worried, or is this norm...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms are suggestive of PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), which is quite common in sexually active women. It is advisable to have a USG (ultrasound) abdomen scan to rule out any other possibilities. Did you have any history of fever or any itching-like sens...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have a water-like discharge in the first trimester?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on the last day of my first trimester and I was experiencing water-like discharge yesterday as if I am about to start periods. I had intercourse five to six days before this. Is this normal during this phase of pregnancy? I am experiencing an itching on my outer labia and the skin...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? From the short history, I feel this is a vaginal infection. You should have got it from that act of sex a few days ago. As a prevention, I would advise you not to have penetrative sex until the end of pregnancy. Infection from sex can also trigger a...  Read Full »

What medications should I take to manage itching and a thick non-smelly vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor,I have itching around my vagina. I feel good when I use hot water. I have some thick non-smelly discharge. This is because I take the tablet Augmentin.  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like a yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis. Therefore, I suggest you take antibiotics, analgesics, and antihistamines along with douching of the vagina with an antiseptic s...  Read Full »

How to get rid of itching, white discharge, and burning sensation in the vagina while urinating?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a burning sensation in my vagina and white discharge. Itching is also there for two weeks. I tried using creams, but it did not help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details presented by you. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Please give me the following details for diagnosis. Is the burning sensation present while urination or all the time? Is there any increase in the frequency or pe...  Read Full »

What does watery and foul-smelling vaginal discharge signify?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is 31 years old and had her uterus removed 11 years ago. From then she never had the periods nor any discharge. It was all alright until a month ago. She had suddenly started experiencing waterlike vaginal discharge which is little smelly, and it hurts in stomach sometimes. When s...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If there were few more facts about your aunt regarding the indication for uterus removal, any follow-ups, diabetic status, her sexual life, etc., would have been helpful. At the age of 31 years, the most probable cause is an infection. I put forth the possibilities a...  Read Full »

I am having thick, sticky, and odorless white discharge from my vagina for two months. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing white discharge with itching at night time mainly. It has been over two months at this point, and I also consulted a gynecologist. She gave me Fluconazole, Secnil, Doxycycline, and Rabeprazole medication for ten days, but nothing worked out. The discharge is the same as bef...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly do a pap (Papanicolaou) smear of vaginal discharge for microbiology, urine routine, and culture test. You will need antibiotics according to the results, along with douching of the vagina with an antiseptic solution and vaginal pessary for two weeks. It is of ...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old female with itchiness and a foul-smelling yellow discharge from my private part. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old female. For the past four days, I have been experiencing itching in my private part. The discharge was a little reddish, but that may be because my period had ended two to three before this. But the discharge had a weird smell to it. I thought it was a urine infection...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand the concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis, and it is mainly due to a fungal infection. I suggest the following, Keep the area dry and clean. Drink a lot of warm ...  Read Full »

I am having chunky yellowish-green discharge. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having chunky discharge for the past few weeks. Today, it was chunky and yellowish-green. I have no itching. I did not check for odor, and I have no discomfort when urinating. Sometimes my discharge is also normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis; it is mainly due to a fungal infection. Keep the area dry and clean and drink a lot of warm water and take a soft diet. Use Antifungal medicine and cream for application. Feel free to ask for more information. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old female with fishy odor in my vaginal discharge. Is it bacterial vaginosis?

Query: Hi,I am a 27-year-old female with a height of about 5 feet and a weight of about 73 kg. I have noticed that my vaginal discharge has had a fishy odor for the past few months. It is my first time experiencing this. It started about four months ago. I also experienced pain in my pelvic area during and...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Yes, your symptoms suggest that you have bacterial vaginosis and mixed yeast infection. I suggest you do the following tests- 1) Pap smear (Papanicolaou test) of vaginal discharge for microbiology. 2) Urine routine and cul...  Read Full »

Why do I have a thick white discharge and foul smell from my vagina for the past three years?

Query: Hello doctor, I constantly have had thick white discharge and smell from my vagina for the past three years. I have undergone tests for bacterial vaginosis, vaginal thrush, and sexually transmitted diseases, which came out negative. What else can be the reason behind the foul smell coming from the v...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I need to see the reports of various tests you have undergone for assessment, so I request you to share the test reports. Although the tests are negative, the problem might persist. I suggest you keep the area...  Read Full »

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