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White Discharge

White vaginal discharge is normal during ovulation and just before periods. But white discharge with itching, burning, and a foul smell is probably due to yeast infection. White discharge that is thin and has a strong fishy odor is seen in bacterial vaginosis.

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I have pain during sex, vaginal itching, cheesy-white discharge, and abdominal pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing pain during sex with stomach pain, pain before I fart, bloating, and delayed periods. I consulted a doctor and did an ultrasound. The results show a right-side ovarian cyst measuring 2 x 1.3 inches. High vaginal swab result shows scanty staphylococcus infection. I to...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history, and I can understand your concerns. Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis. It is mainly due to fungal infections caused by antibiotics. So, kindly keep the area dry and clean, drink a lot of warm water, maintain a soft diet, a...  Read Full »

I have a thick and white discharge. Could it be a yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Could I be having a yeast infection if I have a whitish thick discharge. I have never seen it before. My boyfriend once went through and came out white which was unusual. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, If there is no ulcer or redness, that could be of some local infection to avoid such infections. I suggest the following: Keep that area clean and dry Change undergarments two times in a day. Wash your genital with soft cleansers, clean...  Read Full »

I missed my period, despite testing negative for pregnancy, and I also have a white discharge. Is it a sign of pre-menstrual syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor,I missed my period this month and I tested for pregnancy with a pregnancy test kit twice. The results were negative. Yet it feels like I am having pre-menstrual syndrome and I am also having white discharge for the past 10 days which I have not experienced earlier. What should I do? Is it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are elated to have you on board at Till the age of 19-21, your hormones are not in balance, so your periods will not be regular. Hence, do not worry about this. As your pregnancy test is negative, this could just be a cycle where there was no ovulati...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain in the lower right abdomen and back, accompanied by white discharge. What can be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female who has given birth vaginally to two babies. Over the past few days, I have been experiencing pain in the lower right abdomen and back, accompanied by white discharge. Additionally, I have been frequently experiencing the urge to urinate. Kindly help. Thank...  Read Full »

Dr. Ighodalo Nathan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand that you have been experiencing an increased frequency of urination and a heightened urge to urinate. I would like to inquire if you are also experiencing any vaginal or vulval itching, as well as if the discharge has a foul smel...  Read Full »

How to treat white cheesy vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I have irregular periods and discharge like white wax. I think it is a vaginal infection because I feel itching. What should I do to treat it immediately as I have to give the medical test?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. From how many days are you experiencing this problem? Do you any history of a similar problem? Is the discharge watery or cottage cheese? What is the color of the discharge? Nevertheless, based on the explanatio...  Read Full »

Will a woman get pregnant through fingering even after taking i-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I had some fun. There was no sexual intercourse but just fingering. When I did that I think I had pre cum on my fingers. She was anxious because of that and took i-pill on fourth day afternoon. After that she started getting a lot of white discharge. Is there any chance of...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. Those sperms then need to fertilize an egg (availability of egg, subject to ovulation). The fertilized egg then needs to get...  Read Full »

My wife had itching after sex, infection, and sores two days later, and a white discharge, eight weeks later. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a married man. One day my wife had itching after our sex and after two days she rubbed it with her nails while itching then next day infection happened with a lot of sores we went to the doctor he said it looks like herpes we tested HSV IgG and IgM both negative and the doctor ga...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is really good that you are asking your doubts. The window period for antibodies to develop after herpes infection could vary from two weeks to six months. In the early stage of infection, antibodies may not have reached...  Read Full »

Why is my baby having swollen penis and white discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old kid has had a swollen penis (or erection) since last night. He is in pain when I change his nappy and he would not let anybody touch him there because of the pain. Today though, I have noticed a white discharge dripping from his penis. I took him to the doctor but they ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Having an erection is completely normal for toddlers as this happens to boy babies from the time they are in the womb. His referring to pain may be the new sensation which is not familiar with him and that he does not like it. Sometimes, kids have this five times a d...  Read Full »

Is white discharge a sign of upcoming periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I am almost three months late for my period and do not know what to do. I read some articles and found out that weight loss triggers periods and I have lost around 50 pounds in the last year, bringing my weight down to 122 pounds. I am super scared about my periods. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, excess weight does cause a hormonal disturbance that can lead to delayed periods. But there can be other hormonal changes like thyroid and prolactin that need to be evaluated to look for the cause of the delayed periods. Sometimes stress also can cause a delay,...  Read Full »

What can cause vaginal burning and white discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female with a weight of 158 lbs and a height of five feet six inches. I have vaginal burning with white discharge. I have cramps after having an orgasm. I have an uncomfortable feeling in my lower body. What to do? Please suggest some home remedies. Before six months, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your symptoms, you are suffering from a genital tract infection. Please mention whether you have any offensive odor with vaginal discharge or any associated itching. For having definitive treatment with antibiotics, more details are needed. Take tablet Meftal S...  Read Full »

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