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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Do vaginal itching and redness in the vagina with sticky discharge indicate fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Depo Provera every three months for three years for severe menstrual pain. It works wonders. But currently, there is a very terrible itching in my vulvar area. I used a mirror to look down there, and the area is very red, with quite of blood and with some sticky stuff in the inn...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The presence of vulvovaginal itching and increased frequency of urine indicate that you have a vaginal fungal infection causing vaginitis along with urinary tract infection, which can cause lower abdominal pain, fever, pain in the lower back, etc. The presence of pus...  Read Full »

How to treat postmenopausal vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52 years old female, who weighs 75 kg, and I am 152 cm tall. I have postmenopausal vaginal discharge with a fair amount of red spots. What could be the cause? I had my menopause 1.5 years back, and I have type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, and asymptomatic cholelithiasis from l...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunil Jagdish Yadav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First, D and C (dilation and curettage) with cervical biopsy with acetic acid or Lugol's iodine should be done as you have postmenopausal spotting with thickened endometrium of 9 mm, with ass...  Read Full »

Can you get a vaginal infection through intercourse with a person having Kaposi's sarcoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from vaginal itchiness and discharge for the last few months. No visible sores around my vagina, and the discharge is odorless. I have been to the hospital three times, and they repeated Metronidazole and Amoxicillin antibiotics along with medicine for yeast in...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Since you have been treated for all STI (sexually transmitted diseases) and yeast infections and as the problem persists, it may be one of the two possible causes. 1) Hormonal imbalance such as estrogen reduction can cause itchiness, ...  Read Full »

How to know whether I have pelvic inflammatory disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female, and I was diagnosed with a pelvic inflammatory disease, five days back. Today my primary doctor called and said my test results were all negative. Does that mean the PID was false? Have I been cleared from STD or STI? I was prescribed Doxycycline and Metronidazo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) diagnosis is typically based on presenting signs and symptoms of the patient. There may be fever, lower abdominal pain, new or different discharge, pain during intercourse, irregular bleeding, cervical motion tenderness, or uterine tender...  Read Full »

What does vaginal itching with colorless discharge and fever indicate?

Query: Hi doctor,I had vaginal itching for two to three days and then some colorless discharge and mild odor too. I am diabetic. I started on Ofloxacin 200 yesterday. The itching is less, but now I have a fever of about 100. I also have some thigh cramps. Is the line of treatment correct? Kindly give your ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Please share if you have any urinary symptoms like burning sensation or pain while urinating. What is your frequency of urination? Are there any changes in that from your routine? The medicine you are taking...  Read Full »

I noticed a small amount of discharge after having menopausal symptoms. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old female. I was taking Femoston-Conti for several years. A year back, I had some infrequent light spotting. An ultrasound was taken and I had my endometrial lining present within upper normal range. Then I was referred to a gynecologist. She advised me to have a follow-u...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and I understand your concern. Your symptoms occur due to hormonal imbalance. But you have vaginal discharge. It can occur due to infection or menopausal symptoms. You can do a pelvic ultrasound to know your endometrial thickness and...  Read Full »

Will yellowish itchy discharge from the vagina cause miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have yellowish or sometimes white smelly discharge. My menstruation is not normal as well. It is dark and with many tiny blood clots. When I am stressed, I noticed that a more smelly discharge is coming out. It started last year, but it is tolerable. I had a miscarriage as well. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like you have an infection. Thick curdy white discharge with itching and smell can point towards a yeast infection, whereas watery yellowish discharge point towards bacterial infection. Both have to be treated with anti-fungal and ...  Read Full »

Will accidentally applying hand sanitizer on pessary affect the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I accidentally put hand sanitizer on my pessary instead of a lubricant. I cleaned my vagina, and there is no burning or irritation. Now I am wondering what else I should do? Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not worry. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Please tell me, how many hours back did this happen? Which lubricant do you use? How much quantity of hand sanitizer did you put? I am sure you would have removed the pessary after you rea...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I have been unable to have comfortable intercourse for two months and am not sure why. At first, I noticed dilute bloody tissue or discharge, which was probably blood from my period just about to start. Then I saw my vagina was very itchy for a week. Since then, occasionally, I would hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your explanation very carefully, and I am sorry that you are suffering from these problems. I suggest you have to see a local doctor. The probability that you are suffering from some form of infection that needs to be treated with prescription medicine is above 9...  Read Full »

Can brownish vaginal discharge be an abnormal sign during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 11 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I have some sort of discoloration in my vaginal discharge. Initially, it was brown and pink, and later on, it was bright red for three weeks. I have done a transvaginal scan twice and everything is fine. Yesterday, I had my last scan and it was fine. Toda...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmed Amdihun Essa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Having intermittent bleeding in women around 11 weeks of pregnancy highly indicates a process of abortion. But your ultrasound showed you a normal finding. It is referred to as threatened abortion which is an early phase of abortion. More than 85% of bleeding is conside...  Read Full »

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