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Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal discharge is a normal occurrence. But, certain changes in the color or consistency can indicate a problem. Conditions associated with abnormal vaginal discharge include yeast infection, hormonal imbalance, sexually transmitted diseases, bacterial vaginosis, etc.

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Why am I having infection after a month of getting treated for yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been treated with for a yeast infection and given antibiotics last month end and then last week had another infection (milky like discharge no smell). Is it advisable to wait for one month to be seen by my gynecologist or go to an urgent care right away?  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you had a yeast infection, you would have been treated with antifungals and not antibiotics. As you have a recurrence after being cured with the first treatment, you should be examined to see if it is similar or different infection now and treated accordingly. It cou...  Read Full »

My wife has a heavy and clumpy discharge instead of a regular period. Could she be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is three days late on her period and her discharge is really heavy and clumpy, but she is not spotting. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A delayed period and heavy, clumpy discharge may or may not be a sign of pregnancy. There are many other factors that can cause changes in the menstrual cycle and vaginal discharge. If you and your wife are sexually active and her period is late, then pregnancy is a...  Read Full »

I have a yellowish creamy discharge with a strong odor after a miscarriage. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having creamy to yellow discharge that has a strong smell. It started after a miscarriage three months ago. I have been taking Metronidazole and Fluconazole, but the discharge and smell are consistent. My periods are regular, but I have colored urine. What is the problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I understand your concern. Is this discharge continuous for the past three months or intermittent? Have you done a Pap smear? Was abortion medical or surgical? It is common to get an infection after an abortion, to treat such infections, ...  Read Full »

I feel irritation and discharge after unprotected sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex for the first time a few years back. I am 18 years old. My partner's penis is quite big, and it did hurt a lot. He wasn't exactly going slow the whole time, either. It was unprotected sex, also. That same night I began to realize I was producing abnormal amounts of discharge o...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. In the pictures, you have sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the cuts are not clear, but the discharge is. As you have described, you had penetrative sex for the first time and had bleeding as well, which was due to ...  Read Full »

Is discomfort while urinating a symptom of UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in a European country and the healthcare here is awful so I am going online for help. I think I have a UTI because I have had them in the past, but I also have soreness, burning, pain, some itching, and discharge. I think it might be a yeast infection, but I am not sure what color th...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be bacterial vaginosis along with candidiasis. Take lots of fluids and cranberry juice for UTI. Maintain strict local hygiene and use soft cotton undergarments. Use condoms to avoid transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Have complete check and treat...  Read Full »

My IUD is out of place, and pain in the area. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I think my IUD is out of place. I am having extremely heavy and elongated discharge, which I thought might have started off as a period, but I do not know what it is now. I have an abnormal smell, constant discharge, and pain from the area where the IUD was placed, all through my right ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. If you suspect that your IUD (intrauterine contraceptive device) is out of place. It is important to seek medical attention promptly. An IUD that has moved or become dislodged can cause serious complications,...  Read Full »

Burning, itchiness, vaginal discharge at 14. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 14-year-old and she has been feeling intense burning while peeing, itchiness inside and outside her vagina. She is peeing more often, and has an odd discharge. The discharge is in inner and outer labia. This discharge is almost clumpy, bitty, wets the toilet paper, with i...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to for trusting us with your health care.I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis, which is caused mainly due to fungal infection. I suggest you keep the area dry and clean, drink lots of warm water and ...  Read Full »

I had an abortion seven months back. Why do I still have black colored periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion seven months back. I have been having black colored periods bleeding from the last three months. The bleeding is black on all the days of the periods.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to That is quite a short history. Having black or altered blood in the first few months after abortion is common. We have to rule out the following possibilities. Get a pelvic scan to rule out any endometrial polyps or any uterine masses or any endometrial pathology. This ...  Read Full »

My partner had a brownish vaginal discharge after sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had unprotected sex, and she has had a brown discharge for the past three weeks. Do I have an STI (sexually transmitted infection)? I hope that everything is alright. She does not have any pain. I want to know if she is pregnant or has STI.   Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Brown vaginal discharge may occur before or after periods, during implantation, pregnancy, or due to other uterine or ovarian conditions. If it persists or increases or is associated with foul smell, irregular bleeding, pain, fever, pus, or other symptoms, consult yo...  Read Full »

I have pain in my breast and the chest wall. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a 30 to 35 days cycle. I usually get my periods within the first 15 days of the month. Two days before my period, I got intimate with my boyfriend, and within an hour of sex, I took Unwanted-72. When I came back home, I saw some discharge which I usually get before periods, and that...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You have been experiencing regular cycles, and in the last cycle, you took an I-pill (Levonorgestrel) just on the expected date of menses. I-pills are hormonal contraceptive pills that interfere with the normal ...  Read Full »

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