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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 am having thick, sticky, and odorless white discharge from my vagina for two months. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing white discharge with itching at night time mainly. It has been over two months at this point, and I also consulted a gynecologist. She gave me Fluconazole, Secnil, Doxycycline, and Rabeprazole medication for ten days, but nothing worked out. The discharge is the same as bef...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly do a pap (Papanicolaou) smear of vaginal discharge for microbiology, urine routine, and culture test. You will need antibiotics according to the results, along with douching of the vagina with an antiseptic solution and vaginal pessary for two weeks. It is of ...  Read Full »

I get a musty vaginal smell even after having shower. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am in the eighth grade I take a shower every day I rinse with apple cider vinegar once a week, but whenever I start moving around a lot, this musty smell starts coming from down there I am also a majorette the smell is not so bad the whole room can smell it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Probably you got an infection in your vagina because of using of vinegar. It might have resulted in removing healthy bugs from there which usually fight against infection and germs. So I would suggest you to stop using vinegar at first place and then take tablet Metr...  Read Full »

I have a white discharge from vagina. What could it be?

Query: Hello Doctor, I have a fishy odour, white and milky dischargecoming from my vaginal area. I am a 28 year old female. What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from bacterial vaginosis. This is a common vaginal infection of women who are sexually active. Please use the following: Clingen (clindamycin + clotrimazole) vaginal pessary once a day at night just before sleeping for 7 days. Insert it deep insid...  Read Full »

I have a white substance near my clitoris. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a white substance in the creases near my clitoris. It is not visible until you lift the clit hood, and it does not hurt. At one point in time, I found little hairs from clippings stabbed into my clitoris that I had not noticed for a while. When I took them out, it hurt really ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It would be better if you would send me your detailed history of medical, gynecological, obstetric, surgical, and drug history, along with a picture of the lesion, as well. You are in the reproductive developmental phase of your life, so, still...  Read Full »

Can I have unprotected sex with my boyfriend even if my vaginal infection is not cured completely?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with ureaplasma and I took tablet Doxycycline for a week. A year ago I took tablet Azithromycin twice for the same condition. Is it supposed to go away right after a week or do I have to wait? Also, what if I have unprotected sex with my boyfriend and he is negativ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Tablet Doxycycline is a good antibiotic and if taken for the whole course gives you protection from various vaginal infections. As you are feeling relieved from the symptoms that means the drug has acted well and you will get protection ev...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing intense itching in my pubic area and between the labia majora for the past week, along with an unpleasant fishy odor. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing intense itching in my pubic area and between the labia majora for the past one week. There is also an unusually unpleasant, fishy smell in that region. Kindly suggest some medications or oil to get rid of it.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and I can understand your concern. According to your description, there is a possibility of you having a vaginal infection. To avoid such infections, I suggest you do the following: You should keep the area clean and dry. Change your undergarme...  Read Full »

I have a clumpy white discharge in my vagina without itching or irritation. What is causing this?

Query: Hi doctor,My vaginal opening is white (which was never before) and it seems to keep producing discharge. I am not taking any medication and I do not have a medical history. What is happening? I do not experience itching or irritation at all, but the discharge is weird somehow, it is clumpy.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better to take a high vaginal swab to check the organisms causing discharge. There are some organisms present in the vagina that are not harmful but some infective organisms can cause harm, irritation, and itching in the vagina. These are due to some infective vir...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medication for my vaginal itching.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female. For the past year, I have been experiencing irregular periods. There have been no periods for six months, then they started again the following month. Just after a week of the periods ending, I am having PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms like breast pain, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance (perimenopausal stage). However, since you also have vaginal itching, it could be due to infection (vaginit...  Read Full »

Why am I having vaginal itching before and after my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have no STDs, and I have undergone treatment for my itchy vagina for over a year, but the itchiness still persists. There is no discharge or swelling, but it is particularly itchy before and after my periods. I have used oral medications, lotions, and everything, but it will not go a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. Such itchiness can be associated with sanitary pads, as you mentioned experiencing itching after periods. It could be related to the use of sanitary pads, as allergies can cause such...  Read Full »

I am a 32-year-old female suffering from fever, chills, foul smelling vaginal discharge, and lower abdominal pain despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female, suffering from fever and chills for four days. The fever on the first day subsided after taking Dexa and Para injections. I also suffered from nausea, poor appetite, severe body aches, and mild dysuria on the second day. I have been taking Ciplox 500 mg for t...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. From the description given by you, you were taking the treatment to relieve only the symptoms, when the underlying cause is still there. Fever with chills can indicate the presence of urinary infection and foul smeling vaginal discharg...  Read Full »

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