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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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

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 »

How should I confirm if I am pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and trying to get conceive. After my last menstrual cycle as per doctor advice I had HCG 5000 injection for ovulation. As per the follicular study, we had intercourse for two days after ovulation. I bled little with some dark coffee brown on the 11th of the next month, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The history typically suggests an implantation bleed, but as your dark brown bleed coincides with the menstrual due date. It may have been scanty menses as well. Now, as you have done the urine pregnancy test after 7 days post missed periods and it was negative, ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the treatment for vaginal fungal infection.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I am sexually inactive for a year now. I am having some issues with my body parts. I had a film around my clitoris that came back often after washing it. In the past few days, I have been experiencing yeast infection symptoms. So today I got an over-the-counter medicati...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fungal vaginal pessary usually dissolves intravaginal. You may experience some vaginal discharge mixed whitish fluid which can be candidial infection and also some amount of dissolved medication. I suggest you to wash yourself with alkaline vaginal wash and then re...  Read Full »

I have black discharge after Depo-Provera injection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abortion four months ago, I never went back to get checked out and it was a D and E. I am also on Depo-Provera, second dose. I am experiencing dark brown and black discharge with clots. I feel bloated and I have bits of pain. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is breakthrough bleeding and is a common side effect of Depo-Provera injections (Medroxyprogesterone). This may be seen usually after few days once the lady has increased day-to-day stressors during daily chores. This tends to disrupt the already being maintained ...  Read Full »

I have white vaginal discharge with burning sensation during urination. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and just had unprotected sexual intercourse with someone. This will be the second man I have had intercourse with. The intercourse began about a week ago and I am having burning urination and what seems to be white specs in my vaginal area. I am scared that I might h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture attached and it indicates that you could have contracted vaginal candidiasis infection from your partner which is a fungal infection (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Ideally, this shall require a course anti-fungal vaginal pessa...  Read Full »

I have missed period with white vaginal discharge after sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old sexually active female. I have missed my period date this month by eight days today. I had sexual intercourse 10 days after periods following which I took an Unwanted 72 two days later. I got my period last month. Following this, I had protected sex (condom). I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the urine pregnancy test are all negative after one month post last protected sex and also that you had a withdrawal bleed post Unwanted 72 intake, so chances of pregnancy are negative. You are for sure not pregnant. The presence of excessive creamy white vaginal...  Read Full »

I have yellow thick foul smelling vaginal discharge. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a yellow thick foul smelling discharge. It has been a while but it seems to be a problem. My partner also mentioned that I have extra smell compared to his previous partners. Why is this?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from bacterial vaginosis which is a bacterial infection. This can be confirmed with a high vaginal swab culture and shall require a course of antibiotics for a week with avoidance of intercourse during treatment. Try using alkaline vaginal washes to...  Read Full »

How to find out if an ECP used 72 hours after unprotected intercourse was effective?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected intercourse with my fiance during the first week of last month. Same week, within few days she complained about vomiting sensation but had no vomiting. Immediately the next day she had a little discharge from vagina and a little menstrual cramp. Her last menstrual perio...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are not pregnancy symptoms, but rather they are symptoms of ovulation with mild abdominal ache, nausea, headache, bloating and thin mucus discharge from vagina. As her last menstrual period (LMP) was in the last week, two months back. So, it is day16 today. ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of white discharge and bleeding after unsafe sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend. Her regular period was on 17th of every month. We had an affair on the 16th day. She is 18 years old. After 19 hours of sex, she took an i-pill. Now she is having some white discharge and bleeding with clots. Please help us.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have had sex with her in her fertile period, and chances of pregnancy were practically high in that period. She has rightly taken I-pill within 72 hours which shall prevent pregnancy. The present clots and discharge which generally starts by 4 to 5 days after the i...  Read Full »

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