Vaginal Infection

Vaginal infection or vaginitis results in symptoms like vaginal itching, increased vaginal discharge, pain during sex, pain on urination, and spotting. Vaginal infection can be caused by bacteria yeast, parasite, and irritants.

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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 »

How to make sure that I am suffering from toxic shock syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on new birth control and getting some discomfort. When I looked up the side effects of the birth control, it said that all my symptoms could be toxic shock syndrome. I am currently on Doxycycline and Wellbutrin. How can I be sure about the syndrome?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me first tell you to just relax. If you really had toxic shock syndrome, as the name suggests you will have toxic features and admitted to the hospital with shock. May be your body is not reacting normally to this method. If so, just remove the ring immediat...  Read Full »

How should I manage vaginal itching, a brownish vaginal discharge, and a yeast infection I experienced after taking the tablet Clindamycin?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing a brownish discharge and itchiness in the vagina for the past week. I also experienced yeast infection after taking the tablet Clindamycin. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis, which mainly occurs due to fungal infection. I suggest you keep the area dry and clean, drink a lot of warm water, have a soft diet, and take antifungal medicines and cream (consult a specialist doctor, talk with him or her,...  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 »

What to do about my persistent burning sensation in the vagina for the past month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried girl. I am 5 feet and 3 inches tall, and my weight is 80 kg. I usually have a white discharge. Now my major problem is that for the past one month, I started to have irritation in my vaginal area. I checked in the mirror, and it was red. I do not know whethe...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? I presume from your history (unmarried) that you are not sexually active or using anything for the same purpose. If you are active, then this could be the sexually transmitted vaginal infection. It will need a full course of antibiotics and antifungal f...  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 »

I have had a painless white spot on my vulva region for the past two days. Please help.

Query: Hello,I have a spot on the vulva. It does not hurt, but I can feel its presence. It is white and about the size of a pencil eraser too. It has been there for a couple of days and is near the vaginal opening. Previously I had a herpes infection, but it was not like this.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. It seems to be an infected ulcer. Is there any itching, burning, or abnormal vaginal discharge? Please reply to them with details. Meanwhile, I suggest, Cleaning it with hydrogen peroxide. Apply Candid (Clotrimazole) lotion twice a day for seven days. Ca...  Read Full »

I have burning sensation while passing urine and having sex. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a burning sensation while passing the urine and difficulty getting sleep. I consulted doctors who prescribed antibiotics for urinary tract infections, but after investigating the urine, I learned I did not have a urinary tract infection. My gynecologist prescribed me tablets li...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Drink an ample amount of water daily and also use some lubrication like vaseline during intercourse. I suggest syrup Neeri or Citralka liquid 15 ml in 200 ml water thrice a day for three weeks, and you can avoid antibiotics for now. ...  Read Full »

I have vaginal infection with mucus-like discharge, lower abdominal pain, cramping, and nausea. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from persistent vaginal infection and experiencing mucus-like discharge, lower abdominal pain, cramping, and nausea since last year. I have visited multiple gynecologists and have been prescribed medication for yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis (BV), but the...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to the symptoms you have described, it seems that you have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and not bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection. Most likely, that is why your symptoms are not resolving. This is also...  Read Full »

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