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 brownish vaginal discharge be an abnormal sign during pregnancy?

Query: Hi Dr, I am 11 weeks and 4 days pregnant now. I have some sort of discoloration in vaginal discharge, its varying brown and pink at first, later on it is bright red for 3 weeks now. I have attended twice in early pregnancy clinic and TVS shows everthing is ok. Yesterday was the last scan and it was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Amdihun Essa

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, great to see your query, minimal but intermittent bleeding in woman with about 11weeks of pregnancy is highly likely a process of abortion but your ultrasound showed normal finding. We call it threatened abortion which is the early phases of abortion but more than 85% of such a bleeding is har...  Read Full »

Why do I have yellowish vaginal discharge and itching?

Query: Good day!I would like to ask what to do with my problem regarding my vaginal discharge. It all started to have a watery discharge and have a mild odor with yellowish in color when I started using birth control pills for 10 days already. I feel uncomfortable because it very itchy. Please advise me on...  Read Full »


Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Greetings, I will be assisting you today. I understand your concern regarding with vaginal discharge. This complain can be from different causes, it might be a fungal infection, a bacterial infection, even a sexually transmitted diseases etc. For giving a better answer is necessary to have more ...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to concieve after a miscarriage a year back.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. Last year I got pregnant but happened miscarriage I do not know why. But last three months I visited a doctor and checked ultrasound my doctor says you have right side ovary cyst 4.4 cm × 4.8 cm fluid and I take citrate de columbine pills for 10 days and know ...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, miscarriages may be caused due to chromosomal abnormalities, hormone problems, distorted anatomy of the uterus, infective causes, unknown causes. Since you do not have a history of recurrent miscarriages, so you do not need to panic about your next preg...  Read Full »

I had an abortion seven months back. Why do I still have black colored periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion seven months back. I have been having black colored periods bleeding from the last three months. The bleeding is black on all the days of the periods.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? That is quite a short history. Having black or altered blood in the first few months after abortion is common. We have to rule out the following possibilities. Get a pelvic scan to rule out any endometrial polyps or any uterine masses or any endometr...  Read Full »

What is the yellow vaginal discharge after giving birth?

Query: Hello doctor, I gave birth to my son three months back. Shortly after the bleeding stopped I had a discharge coming out it had a tinge of yellow to it. A few weeks after that it stopped. It has recently started again. What could it be and should I be worried? It causes some cramping.   Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As now you are experiencing cramps it is better to send this swab for an investigation to a laboratory in form of a high vaginal swab. Collect the reports and discuss here or local gynecologist. Have strict local hygiene. Use condoms for sex to avoid transmission. So...  Read Full »

What causes delay in periods and white discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, We had unprotected intercourse 13 days back. Her menses has been delayed for six days now. There is some white discharge from the vagina since 12 days and she is not having her periods still. We have checked for pregnancy yesterday through a strip test and it showed negative. Also, sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is evident that she was on day 21 or day 23 of her cycle when you had unprotected intercourse. As her menses have been regular consider that ovulation would have occurred by day 14. In that case ovulation would have dissoluted 13 days back and chances of pregnancy a...  Read Full »

What could cause urinary and vaginal infection after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tested for STD, and so far I have no signs of it. I had E-coli in the urine and trichomoniasis in the past. I was treated for both. Since then I did not have sex with my partner for four years because I get a burning sensation or itching that creates discomfort in the chest clo...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have candidiasis which is a common yeast infection caused by excessive use of antibiotics. It causes inflammation and may cause white discharge (cheesy like) in severe cases. My advice would be as follows: Stop using the antibiotics. Use Canesten (Clotrimazole) ...  Read Full »

I got a water-like vaginal discharge for a week. Will it affect my fertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old woman, who got married three months back. I had my last period, exactly a month back. This month, I got water-like vaginal discharge for a week. I was experiencing lower abdominal pain and pain in the vagina. I usually get my periods every 28 days, but this time my per...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From your history, I do not see anything for you to worry about. Any newly married lady will have some infection in the vagina. This will be a combination of infections like viral, fungal, and bacterial. They are actually present in everybody's vagin...  Read Full »

What causes pain under c-section stitches with white vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old and a mother of two kids. Both of my deliveries were C-sections. I had my last delivery nine years back. Now I am experiencing slight pain under the stitches at the time of white discharges. It is happening for the last two months. White discharge is transparent in appe...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are talking of white discharge of the vagina, and there is no discharge from the stitch line. It has no direct relation with pain, but the pain in the lower abdomen, which you feel is at the stitch site, can be due to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease). The tr...  Read Full »

Is prolonged brown vaginal discharge after taking emergency contraceptive normal?

Query: I took choice 1500 on the 19th of last month, just on the day of intercourse...and after about 9/10 days i started getting brown vaginal discharge and cramps, and discharge is not that excessive though, but it's been 9/10 days..i am still discharging and...my last period date was 13th of last month....  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello. Thanks for reaching out. I am happy to help you! Let me start by giving a few basic facts about the period. Usually, ovulation occurs on the 12th to the 16th day of periods, and the ‘fertile window’ is the day an egg is released from the ovary (ovulation) and the five days befo...  Read Full »

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