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What causes greenish vaginal discharge and a cauliflower-like bump near the vaginal canal?

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Published At November 1, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have had a green discharge problem for many years. Recently, I noticed a bump on the vagina opening and a cauliflower-like bump near the canal. I am scared. Could it be HPV or cancer? I am not sexually active, but auto-inoculation is a possibility. So I am scared HPV could have been transmitted from my face, and now it could have become cancerous due to cellular changes.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Vaginal discharge is quite common. But green vaginal discharge means that you have a vaginal infection. The most common causes of greenish vaginal discharge are:

1) yeast infection or vaginosis.

2) Sexually transmitted infections (STI) like trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia).

As you are not sexually active, STIs are uncommon. Cauliflower-like growth near the vaginal canal is mostly due to genital warts because of HPV. It could be non-sexually or sexually transmitted. Not all warts are cancerous, but we need a complete evaluation to see what kind of warts you are developing. Also, a per speculum examination of the cervix is required, as these growths are sometimes present in the cervical area too. You need to do certain investigations to know what organisms are causing the discharge and infection. Visit a local doctor for a per-speculum examination in detail. Take one probiotic tablet every day to strengthen your immune system and get rid of the symptoms. Do not finger or touch the vagina and avoid douching.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

If I have had an HPV infection for many years, could it have caused cellular changes due to which I am experiencing green vaginal discharge, and have these cellular changes become cancer?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Not necessarily do they cause cellular changes so quickly. The non-cancerous types are more found in non-sexually active people. As you are only 21 and non-sexually active, so do not worry about cellular changes. The greenish vaginal discharge is a different infection. It is not due to HPV.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy
Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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