Vaginal Secretion

The glands inside the vagina produce vaginal secretions, and they help in clearing away the dead cells and bacteria. The color and odor of the vaginal secretion can vary depending on the time of your menstrual cycle. Bloody or brown, cloudy, yellow, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge are signs of vaginal infections.

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Why do I feel pain and burning sensation during sexual intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I feel pain and burning sensation during sexual intercourse. I can allow only 5 cm of penetration and it becomes more painful with pressure. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A lot of females suffer such problems during sexual intercourse. Have you used some lubricants during sexual intercourse? Use of water based lubricants like K-Y jelly helps to smoothen the penetration and thus reduces pain. If the problem pe...  Read Full »

Why am I having a lot of vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am producing a lot of vaginal discharge. The discharge does have a smell but it is not fishy, kind of smells sweet. I am not sure how to describe it. There is no burning or itchy feeling. It is just uncomfortable with how much I produce and I can smell it. It is also white and clear...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes, increased discharge is normal and is associated with the cycle. During mid-cycle discharge increases and it is clear and watery and non-odorous. If it is not itchy and does not have a smell like fishy odor then it can be observed for a few days. Otherwise,...  Read Full »

I am using IUD. Is it normal to get thicker vaginal fluid during intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had the Mirena IUD for about a year now. Recently I found my vaginal opening is getting rather tight and small. There is no pain or odor. Because of this, my partner feels difficult to have sex. This went on for almost two months now. When we did finally, my fluids were clear with ...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not see any reason for you to worry. Mirena is an IUD (intrauterine device), and it releases hormone progesterone for over the years. This hormone makes the inner lining of uterus thin and also the secretion thicker, whiter without odor or any other symptoms. As yo...  Read Full »

Though I did not penetrate, is there a risk for HIV?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently had a contact with a sex worker. I am sure that there was no penetration at all, but I am worried since I was not wearing a condom. Is there any risk for HIV? Do her secretions contain virus? I am very scared. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, if there is contact of her secretion with your glans, then you are at risk. Can you tell me the exact date on which exposure happens in order to tell you the right test? Revert back with the answer to the above question to a sexologist online --> https://www.icli...  Read Full »

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