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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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Is weight gain normal during the PCOD treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had started treatment for PCOD under your guidance. Now I am contacting you at the end of my second cycle. Presently I am on the 5th day of my menses. Initially, on day one, the flow was way too less and brownish (which I usually see when my menses comes to an end), then it increased in...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you are in your third cycle and have already completed two cycles, I am sure you would have already started the third cycle from day three of this cycle now. 1. The oral contraceptive pills generally regulate the blood flow, so bleeding with two pads per day is f...  Read Full »

I gained abnormal weight with stress and have a complaint of delayed periods and white discharge. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I had my last period before four months. I had my last sex (unprotected) before two months. I have a white discharge, sometimes, thick, other times watery. Sometimes it is odorless, other times it has kind of a foul smell. I tried having PT three times, and all were ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the The excess anxiety and stress can cause a delayed period. Excess weight gain also can cause a delayed period. So both these factors need to be corrected. You have to lose weight through medication. For behavioral anxiety, counseling will be helpful. However, thic...  Read Full »

Is foul vaginal discharge due to hormonal imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I have watery heavy white foul vaginal discharge every day since four months. Is it due to hormonal imbalance?  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From what you have described, it looks like you have a bad vaginal infection. You need to see a gynecologist doctor fairly quickly and get treated. This is important as untreated vaginal infections can spread upwards into the uterus. Hormonal imbalance has nothing to d...  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 »

Why do I have a fishy smell in my vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a very embarrassing problem with an odd odor, and taste of my vaginal discharge. My vagina smells fishy, and the taste is somewhat acidic or "tangy." The discharge is always whitish. I have had this problem since 12 years, and it has never improved. I have recently started t...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. It is better to have a high vaginal swab test in the laboratory as it is necessary to check the organism of infection and maintain strict hygiene. I suggest you to: Walk and exercise daily to maintain n...  Read Full »

I have colorless and odorless discharge. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I am suffering from white discharge since the last four months. It is colorless, odorless with no itchiness and the quantity of the discharge is more than normal. Two years back, I had a similar problem for which I was advised to take Fluconazole 150 mg three...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunita Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest starting FAS-3 kit (Fluconazole, Azithromycin, and Secnidazole) weekly, one tab eight hourly for three weeks. Then insert Canesten (Clotrimazole) vaginal cream internally for seven days. Then Candid (Clotrimazole) dusting powder externally. Start tablet Yaz...  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 »

I am experiencing vaginal irritation with thick white discharge. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing vaginal irritation with thick white discharge, and my vagina feels sore. I had vaginal thrush a few days back. I am worried, please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the symptoms, it appears like vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina) due to a fungal infection. I suggest keeping the area dry, drinking plenty of warm water, and a soft diet. In addition, I recommend taking an...  Read Full »

I have lumpy nodes and white discharge under the foreskin. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was treated with Fluconazole 400 mg once daily and applied Sertaconazole twice daily for 10 days but thick lumpy nodes show in the foreskin and also a thick white discharge under the foreskin.This area also deep shown. Please advice. My sugar level is normal and HbA1c is 5.9. There i...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would recommend you to take tablet Aciclovir 400 mg thrice daily for five days, tablet Cefixime 400 mg single dose. Apply the Fusidic acid cream on the affected areas twice dai...  Read Full »

I have a white discharge during sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period on the third of this month, and after 21 days, I got light bleeding. It continued for four days and contained red blood discharge, mucus, and blood. One week before bleeding, I had taken an I-pill and had sex using a condom. I took a urine test this morning while b...  Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern regarding the incidence of spotting. I can understand that you consumed an emergency contraceptive pill after intercourse. Usually, this pill can cause a withdrawal effect and lead to spotting and bleeding after consum...  Read Full »

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