What Causes White Vaginal Discharge?

It is very common for a woman to get white vaginal discharge during her reproductive years.

Such a discharge is not always pathological. It is, therefore, very important to know the various causes of getting a white discharge.

The causes include infections, medical conditions and normal variations.

Let us first begin with the description of a normal vaginal discharge.

Normal Vaginal Discharge

A healthy vagina secretes some secretions to keep itself moist, well lubricated and free from infections. This is basically mucus for the region. The normal vaginal pH is slightly acidic, around 4.5. It prevents the growth of unwanted pathogens in the area and keeps the vaginal canal free from infections.

Characteristics of a Normal Vaginal Discharge

Normal secretions of this area are clear and thin in consistency. However, they may be slightly white. On drying up on a cloth, it may appear yellowish in color.

The appearance of this discharge may change in different phases of menstrual cycle, sexual arousal, emotional stress, nutritional deficiencies and by influence of hormonal pills. Excessive vaginal discharge is medically called leukorrhea.

Vaginal Discharge During Different Phases of Menstrual Cycle

The vaginal discharge becomes white and a bit thick, both during the beginning and end of the cycle. This is normal. During ovulation, women observe that the discharge is somewhat stretchy.

After Exercises

After any strenuous work, like prolonged standing, you may note more wetness down there. This is because the secretions are excessive, thin and watery in consistency.

Normal secretions are not itchy or painful in any way. They are not foul smelling, though your secretions may have some smell specific to you.

During Pregnancy

A normal variation in vaginal discharge occurs during pregnancy. The discharge becomes thick and milky (egg white).

As you approach labor, the discharge may become more in quantity.

In pregnancy, a protective mucous plug is formed outside the cervical opening. This plug closes the opening and doesn’t allow any pathogen to enter inside. Hence, it has a protective role.

This excessive white discharge is due to the constant renewal of this plug, as it flows from cervix, through the vaginal canal, carrying with it shed cells and other secretions.

Normal discharge is not itchy. If you notice any itch, pain, burning or change in color of the discharge, report to your doctor immediately.

During or After Sex

Secretions are increased due to sexual arousal. They aid in the act that follow. Such secretions are clear and slippery. They are excessive, enough to wet you, but absolutely not itchy and odorless.

Some females may have a female ejaculate after sex. This is watery, just like urine.

If the act is traumatic, you may have some reddish discharge due to blood. However, if you note any abnormal discharge, which is foul smelling, itchy or of any other color (brown, yellow or green), see your doctor to rule out infections.

Most of the infective conditions will have associated symptoms with it. You may have itch, burning, pain, redness or swollen vulva or foul smelling abnormal discharge.

Candidiasis

The commonest vaginal infection, caused by a fungus (yeast).

There is white vaginal discharge which is thick, may be curdy or even chunky, resembling cottage cheese. Discharge increases if the infection is left unattended.

There is a lot of itch. The vulvar region may be swollen and red in appearance. Clumpy discharge may be present there. Read more on candidiasis of genital area.

Pasty and Cloudy White Vaginal Discharge

Some women complain of having such a discharge around ovulation.

All you have to see is that whether the discharge is associated with other symptoms like itching, burning, redness, foul smell or not.

If not, it may be a normal variation.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “What Does White Vaginal Discharge Mean?

  1. hi

    Hello, I found a bump on inside lip of my vagina it had a white head and it popped on it own it doesn’t hurt or have a smell. Also the bump has gone. Is this a cyst?

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      1. saira

        Hey recently I been getting white discharge and it itches a lot what could it be and also I haven’t started my period and it’s been a month I’m not in any birth control and my period is usually on track

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      2. Guest

        I’m 16. I’ve had white mucus discharge since before I can remember and sometimes it’s yellow. There is no itching, redness, or odor and it looks yellow every once and a while. I don’t know if I should get looked at or if it’s something serious?

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  2. Trish

    Hello, last Wednesday I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend of 6 yrs and around Friday or Saturday I noticed I was having a lot of discharge, which isn’t normal for me. The discharge is white, thick, really thick and lumpy. No out of the ordinary smell, but it isn’t my normal scent. Today it has increased and I’m noticing some redness and a slight itchy feeling. Could this just be a yeast infection or could be be something more? Oh I’m also having lower abdominal pains which started the same time as the white discharge.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is PID. You are likely to be having some pelvic infection. It is better to get yourself checked up by a doctor.

      You may need antibiotic treatment.

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      1. toni garcia

        i have been having white discharge for about 3 months now, when getting a checkup they said it was nothing that came back positive from the lab however it still hasn’t gone away. Sometimes it is a little bit of white discharge and sometimes during the day it is a lot of discharge to where i have to clean myself. It is not clumpy but more of liquid white substance that seems off

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          If it’s itchy or red down there, infections need to be ruled out. If not, this may be excess of normal vaginal secretions.

          This may happen due to excessive sexual stimulations or long standing hours during the day.

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  3. Ayesha

    Hi, how are you?
    I’ve been having a whitish yellowish thick discharge during intercourse and throughout the day and it comes out a lot more than normal and also sometimes my urine has this funny fish smell.
    I’m on the pill dunno if that is causing it.
    Kindly reply as soon as possible.
    Thank you.

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  4. Jessica Rivers

    I’m 15 years old and I’ve had a lot of vaginal discharge ever since I started my period which was at the age of 10. I used to wear pads everyday, but I felt disgusting. My family started asking why I was always on my period so to say. So I stopped wearing the pads. It leaves clear mucus looking discharge in my undies, it’s extremely embarrassing when someone washes my clothes or sees my undies. I try to take good care of my vagina but it seems all it wants to do is go against me. It starts getting a weird smell after the day is over at school. I constantly have to worry about leaking in a way, where the wetness goes through my undies and through my jeans. It’s a complete horror story. I’m 15, I have a boyfriend of 2 years now and we’re growing up and I don’t think it’s wrong that he is starting to get into that stuff. I just wouldn’t be comfortable with myself and having sex until I get this understood and under control. I want to be able to do things with him, I turn 16 in a few days. I don’t want to take my pants off and for him to see that because I know he has no idea what that is and I don’t want him to be grossed out or anything. And I’m almost a hundred percent positive none of my friends have this problem. My doctor just recently prescribed me birth control. I haven’t taken it yet but I’ll start the day I start my period. She prescribed birth control because I get really bad cramps on my period and I get a heavy flow. I actually have to miss school some days because medicine just simply won’t work and I can’t move. I just sit there and cry. Anyway, I really want to be and feel normal! How do I help at least lighten it, is it normal? Help me please! I’m 15 I’m 120 pounds and I am 5’4 I don’t really know if that’s important but yeah!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your discharge doesn’t sound to be pathological, that is infectious. It is due to some physiological or emotional reason.

      The first among the probable reasons is being sexually stimulated. Thinking about sex or watching pictures or movies related to it can stimulate the glands down there and lead to excessive secretions.

      In such cases, you need to cut down on sex stimulating stuff, or else go for real sex.

      Secretions may be more if you are very thin or malnourished.

      Let us know if you have any redness or itching down there.

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  5. Tiffany

    I had unprotected sex during ovulation period. A few days later, I felt slight cramping. A few days after that, I had a pasty discharge. Could that be an early sign of pregnancy?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Some females get a slight pinkish mucoid discharge after conception. However, this is not a confirmatory sign. You may go for a urine pregnancy testing to confirm your result.

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    2. Al

      My girlfriend has white creamy discharge in her underwear daily and I jus had clear milky stuff come out of my penis after I urninated, is this a sign of her being pregnant? Or a std cu we haven’t has sex for over a week

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        If she has any itch, pain, redness, rashes or pimples down there, this may be an infection.

        Doesn’t appear to be an infection. Excess white milky discharge is common when you are sexually active.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any redness or swelling down there?

      If not, these may be excessive amounts of your vaginal secretions. This happens during teens or otherwise when you are sexually aroused.

      Read above in details.

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  6. Sima

    Hi, I am 29, single female (in no relationship), suffering from problem of white smelly discharge which sometimes becomes itchy/burning. If I take medicine like flygyl it gets OK, but then soon it all starts over again. I am really having much problem due to this. Always feeling a weired smell and discharge which makes me dull and feel uncomfortable.
    Any advice what can be immediate remedy to this?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      There are many causes of having a white discharge. You may read above.

      Let us know if there’s any redness or swelling down there. What is the consistency of the discharge, is it curdy or slimy? Any itch/ pain down there?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          This is likely to be candida infection. Start applying canesten ointment inside the vagina twice daily for a week.

          Keep the region clean and dry. Wear clean and loose cotton underwear.

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  7. Madalynn

    OK so me and my boyfriend of 4 years have been actively having sex. And we happened to have sex Tuesday and Wednesday which Wednesday was three days before I ovulated. We didn’t use protection but he’s for sure he didn’t come in me. He pulled out I want to say 30 seconds before it came out. But Sunday, which is a day after I ovulate, I’m Gavin really back lower back pains. I’m also having really bad stomach aches that kept me up last night, a stuffy nose, and a slight head ache. It also is uncomfortable to stand because my back immediately aches and feels like my stomach is being pulled down when I stand. My next cycle isn’t until 13 more days. I haven’t eaten all yesterday because I’m really not hungry and I haven’t eaten today either. I’m having a whitish clear discharge as well. I’m 19, about to turn 20, but I’m actually not ready for a baby just yet if I am I would be ok financially but I just would like to know ahead of time so I can plan out what I’m going to do. Please help me as soon as you can.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is suggested you go for a home pregnancy test, the one that tests urine for the pregnancy hormone.

      It’s difficult to comment just on the basis of your symptoms. These could be due to mild viral infection or may be pregnancy.

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    1. Kay Harris

      Sometimes when me and my fiancé have sex. His penis will bump my cervix and it hurts, Like it’s really tender. Is it normal for the cervix to be that tender all the time? Or is it supposed to be during certain periods?

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        This may happen if the penetration is very deep.

        It may also happen during 12th to 16th day of your cycle, when the cervix is engorged and a bit swelled. This is normal.

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  8. Nancy

    I am a girl of 18 haven’t had sex before but do get some whitish thick discharge with traces of blood when sexually aroused, just want to know if it’s normal.

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  9. Amonique

    So, all my life I’ve had this discharge. It does not smell and it changes color and consistency. Sometimes it’s white as chalk, yellow as butter and brownish. I tend to itch on the top outside part of my vagina (the skin) and not at the vulva. I don’t get any blisters or redness. I recently began to experience some burning especially during the first couple days of my period and I became worried. This lasted a couple weeks, doesn’t hurt when I pee.

    I went to the Gynecologist and she did a swab, R+m and she said my results are fine. That there isn’t any sign of urinary tract or yeast infections. So my question I , why is my discharge thick and clumpy, shouldn’t it be thin and transparent? And why do I itch at the vagina skin often?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since you have itching, it’s difficult to call the discharge normal.

      Appears to be mild yeast infection. Read above about the discharge in detail.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          May be your symptoms are due to some pH disturbances down there.

          To restore the pH of the region and make the vagina healthy, you need to keep it clean by daily washing.

          Wash lower down with plain water only, no soap or gel is required. Be it moisturized with a vaginal emollient.

          Include curd in your diet on a regular basis. This would help restoring the pH down there,

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  10. Francess

    I had an abortion last month and later had unprotected sex after a week but my boyfriend did not come inside of me and now I am yet to see my period and I’m also have white discharge without smell and when it’s dried. I turns yellow. I did a home pregnancy test and it came out negative. Please, what do you think is wrong with me?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      In all likelihood, you are not pregnant. Give your pelvic organs some time to revert back to normal.

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  11. Lorena

    Hello, everytime after having my period, the outer layer of the vulva itches and burns and everyday I get a white, pasty discharge and it doesn’t smell. I don’t know if I have a yeast infection or a pelvic inflammatory disease. I had unprotected sex with my husband which maybe I do have some sort of an infection. I hope it’s not too serious. Need answer. Please help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s not serious though. Sounds like an infection. Probably yeast.

      You may see a gyne for examination.

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  12. Sam

    For the past couple of weeks, my vaginal region has been itchy and I have a thick white constant discharge. It is constantly itchy and I haven’t been sexually active since mid october.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Very likley to be vaginal candidiasis.

      You may see a gyne for this. Anti fungal creams may be used.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          If left untreated, there are chances that the infection travels upwards into internal organs.

          Also, superadded infections may further complicate the situation.

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  13. penny

    I have had unprotected sex once with my fiance and he did come in me about a week ago. I am not starting to get very slight cramping and whitish cloudy discharge. There is a fair bit of it when I go to the toilet. I have been having that for the past 3 days and just today I am now starting to feel like I’m getting the flu. I’m just wondering if this is an early sign of pregnancy or it’s related to the flu?

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Pregnancy test takes around 12 to 14 days to show up. It’s too early to comment now.

        From your description, this appears to be a normal vaginal discharge. It’s common for normal discharge to thicken and become excessive after sexual stimulation.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s normal for the vaginal secretions to thicken and become excessive after sexual stimulation.

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  14. Katherine s

    Hello,

    I have vaginal discharge, a lot more than usual. It’s also thicker than normal and a bit yellow. The yellow bits a lumpy and the rest is of a liquid form. It has an odour to it. My urine is also a bright yellow and smells very strong. It’s not a pleasant smell. I put a tampon in to see if the smell is coming not only from my urine but my vagina too and the Tampon had the same smell to it as my urine. I have a lot of pelvic pain with it too. Do you have any idea what this could be? Thank you.

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  15. Tina

    Does bacterial vaginosis cause itching and swelling of outer vulva regions?.i have a thin white discharge which smells alot.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be an infection.

      Bacterial vaginosis usually doesn’t give itch. You get a smelly discharge and redness down there.

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  16. carol

    hi i had an abortion and some months later i had an protected sex and now am having a yellow discharge i missed my periods is it normal

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Did you start having normal menses after the abortion?

      Yellow discharge is not normal. You need to keep a close watch. If it starts smelling bad, or pains or itch down there, it is possible that you have an infection.

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  17. Gloria

    Hello,am Gloria n am 25,I had an abortion 5 months back and I have been having unprotected sex with my fiance,but now am having a white milky discharge! Is it normal?

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  18. yolie

    Hi
    Im 35yrs i had sex wit my partner And knw i toticed that after having sex a had a white discharge and its waterly and its been 3 days since…im worried..wat could be the couse of it and it never happened before

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do you have any itching o pain down there? If no, the discharge is just excess of your vaginal secretions. This is normal after sexual stimulation.

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  19. samalie

    I have been having abnormal movements in my stomach since last month before I got ma periods around 14th and I had unprotected sex on 25th of March, I have carried out 3 urine tests n they r all negative but I wonder y I spit so much at tyms and also feel like visiting the toilet but it disappears in a few …I feel so week especially in the mornings before leaving bed and my tits release water when I squeeze them am so worried coz I get backaches too and experienced viginal discharges 3 tyms in watery form n pure white staff when I remove ma nickers but no swellings n not itchy could I really be pregnant?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s unlikely for you to be pregnant, as they were your safe days. However, if you still feel those symptoms, you may wait another week and repeat the pregnancy test.

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  20. Queen B

    Hey ! Ive been experiencing itching alot in my virgina for about 3 days now ,on the first day me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex and the next day the itching exceeds

    Now im having yellow/brown discharge and itching too …i still had unprotected sex with my boyfriend

    What seem to be the problem !!!… and can my boyfriend experience difficulties too in his sex organ
    Im so stressed

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  21. Sarah

    I had oral sex well my partner did it to me but I have had like white discharge it isn’t thick or thin it’s in between it kind of smells but I’ve noticed I have always had a certain smell & I have had discharge before but I’m just worried I’ve been having some back pain but nothing really maybe I had it for one day what could it be ?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          It’s normal then. The copious discharge is likely to be due to excessive sexual stimulation.

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    1. Annie

      I’ve got rashes down there I get this watery discharge that’s white,it smells kinda like yoghurt,it’s not itching,please tell me,what’s going on,should I worry?

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Keep it as dry as possible, down there. Pads may be used all the time.

        Since you have no itching, this may be excess of normal secretions.

        What’s your age?

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  22. confusedchild

    My discharge has been white and creamy these past 3 days. My period was due today and is one day late, my boyfriend came in me yesterday so we wonder what are the chances of me getting pregnant? We did also engage in intercourse about 9 days before my predicted period and he came a little in me. Both times were u protected. I’m 18 so I’m healthy and fertile but we’re curious if any signs can point at me being pregnant.

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  23. Renee

    I was treated for gonorrhea by a shot and 2 antibiotic pills a couple months ago. At the time, I was unaware of HSV2. It came out of dormancy when I got the gonorrhea. A couple weeks after treatment, I noticed my discharge was off. My follow up with the dr she noticed the discharge too. Std test and yeast infection test came back negative. Took medicine for a yeast infection anyways and discharge is still the same. It’s very white and creamy and can turn clumpy at times. No odor, no itching, nothing. Just confused, before my treatment I was always clear to whitish at times. Now I’m constantly very white and creamy. Any idea?
    Thanks!!

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  24. Renee

    Also, I take valtrex every day. I thought that might be causing the discharge so I stopped taking it for a week and still no change.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your vagina is likely to be secreting this way because is it inflamed due to infections, you already know. This is likely to be a normal inflammatory response of the vagina.

      It may take time for it to heal. The discharge would gradually subside with time.

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  25. Erin

    I’m 30 and had unprotected sex 5 days after my period ended, a few days later I had a white pasty discharge for only a few days, then had unprotected sex again 13 and 15 day after that….since then I’ve been really nauseous with slight cramping, getting light headed and certain smells are getting to me, and I feel so bloated….i hardly get a discharge, could I be pregnant?

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    1. Erin

      Also I’ve been very tired and sneeze a lot in the morning now then I used too. Haven’t started my period yet so not sure if these are false symptoms.

      Thanks

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  26. Sue

    Hello ,
    I’m 19 years old and I’ve always had normal vaginal odor , but ever since I became sexually active I’ve had strange vaginal odors sometimes fishy or musty . I also experience an excessive liquid that is a clear transparent discharge almost as thin as sweat . It also leaves my underwear damp . This only happens a day or two after engaging in sex . There is no itching or vaginal sores or any symptoms of an std so I don’t understand why my vagina smells this way and how I can deal with the problem properly, showering isn’t helping at all an hour or so after I’ll smell the same again . Please help !

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is normal. You tend to secrete more down there when you become sexually active. Excess secretions may make the area smelly.

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  27. Jassica

    Hi am 22 year old girl n am sexually active with by bf and I hv also white discharge or sometimes watery, but no itchiness or redness but when I do exercise or heavy work so it comes out n most of tym I hv got pain in my leg n don’t know what is this or after intercourse after 3 days I have unwanted little sharp pain in clitori ,its not permanent pain it comes n go I dont have any redness or anything no smell n all
    Thnku

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Appears normal. Excess white discharge or pain in clitoris may occur when you are sexually more active.

      Just keep the are down there clean and dry.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Needs to be examined for exact diagnosis.

          Mostly, such pain may be due to excess rubbing, heightened stimulations etc.

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          1. Carolina

            Hello Doc, I am a virgin i always discharge white an when i pee it’s burning have try some antibiotics but it will go an come back Pls what can i use to stop it .

  28. Kittie

    Hello Buddy MD
    I m 24. i recently had yeast infection and consumed fluconazole tablets for 1 week and it stopped discharging cheese and all other irritating symptoms. But now i am having chalky discharge increasing day by day. is it yeast returning or do i have leucorrhea that needs other medication? I cannot go to any doctor because or circumstances at home kindly guide.

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      1. kittie

        itching and redness were experienced before taking the medication but now i overcame it. but it discharges daily or twice in a day and leaves white patches when dries on cloth. also irritates when i am wet.. should i continue with fluconazole? thanx for replying.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Likely to be yeast again. You may continue with fluconazole.

          Keep the region clean and dry. Wear loose cotton underwears to let the area breathe throughout the day.

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          1. Kittie

            Thanx a lot. how much does it take to be copletely free of yeast?
            what dosage of fluconazole should i take?

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Around 15 days.

            Usually, this medicine is used as an ointment or pessary, designed to be used every night.

  29. smaira

    Hey doctor
    Kindly tell if contraceptive pills (emergency as well as hormonal 21-day pack) can be a cause for yeast infection?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Unlikely.

      They may give you excessive white discharge. However, this white discharge is not and infection and so, there’s no redness or itching associated with it.

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  30. Shruti

    Please help me i had protected sex 4 days back since then im getting white creamy discharge and my lower abdomen paining am i.pregnent ? Its been 5 days im getting discharge

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is unlikely to be pregnancy.

      However, you may go for a home pregnancy test after a week to be sure.

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  31. Joyce

    hi, i had sex during my period on the Sean day actually.
    now my period is over and am having white discharges every minute and am very sure he didnt cum inside me.
    the discharge is not smelly am just worried what could be the problem?

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  32. annaO

    i had sex a week ago and now my discharge is thick, white and paste like. It doesn’t smell and my period isn’t due for another 2 weeks. Am I possibly pregnant?

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  33. Adriana

    Hello,
    I’ve been having strange discharge for about 6 months after sex with a new man. It started with slight inching up inside and I didn’t think much about it. Next day the discharge seemed to be irrtating the vulva area. Red, irritated and inflamed. I’ve been tested for everything, including all STDs, yeast, strep B, BV and also HSV2 (4 months after symptoms), which was my worst fear, everything negative. I’ve taken Diflucan, Flagyl, Ciproxin, and now lastly Doycycline as a last resort with the hope that’s it Lactobacilliosis. Constant discharge that is pasty, white and then sometimes more watery that’s obviously irritating my vulva and tissues down there. Some days worse than others. No smell, just reddish irritation and a prickly feeling as if the discharge is acidic. Also sour to taste. No pain, or flu sysmtoms have ever existed with this. Any idea what this could be? I don’t use any perfumes, douche, not even tampons. Only cotton underwear. I’ve never in my life had any issues with my vagina. Any idea what this could be?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You already seem to have taken appropriate antibiotics for most of the vaginal infections. Just complete their courses, no more required, since STI are already ruled out.

      This may also be a pH issue. Keep the area clean down there. Avoid using soaps or gels there, as they wash off the secretions and ender the place dry. Also, pH gets disturbed.

      Just plain water cleaning is adequate. You may also add some probiotics in your daily diet.

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  34. Adriana

    It also might be helpful to add that the initial systems started 2 weeks after our last intercourse, one week after he did oral on me and 2 days after being very stressed and upset about something in my life to the point of not being able to sleep or eat much. I’ve been chronically stressed and upset since then, although not as bad. Mainly because of this vagjnal problem. We only had sex 3 times and I have not had any sexual contact with him or anyone else since these symptoms began 6 months ago. We were together for 8 months before having sex, although I would do oral on him during that time. He also touched me a few times down there, and I did feel a little itchy and a SLIGHT fishy smell right after that. I thought maybe it was just from dirt or bacteria on hands and it would get better after my period. It was a very slight smell after shower, but it just wasn’t normal for me. But I have no smell now. Just the pasty thick/sometimes watery discharge with irritation and inflammation. Also, when we kissed and his saliva would get on my mouth or cheeks, I didn’t like the smell. Like maybe bacteria or not matching chemistry. Just trying to give as many details as possible for accurate diagnosis, and to maybe help anyone else reading this. Thank you so much for your help!

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  35. Adriana

    Hi Doctor, thank you very much for your answer. Even with the negative HSV2 test results, I still keep panicking. I get myself all worked up and almost have a panic attack thinking about it. I just don’t know what else it could be. I’ve never had anything down there before. Does this sound like it could be that based on my symptoms? I had a HerpesSelect type specific test four months after symptoms began, with HSV1 result around 45 (I already knew that since I get cold sores), and HSV2 results negative <.09. What else do you think this could be? I can’t relax and am thinking/freaking out about this every day.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Herpes is the commonest to fit into such symptoms.

      You may first check your pH down there with a pH strip.

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  36. stephanie

    i took pills for 4mos for my pimples but it was already finished mybr end of july. i had sexual unprotected sexual contact with my ex bf last week of july 2017. i feel too much hurt after and my vagina is swollen. and then it became so much itchy. i check my vagina and it has sores and white bumps. my vagina is very red. i fever and back pain i inject ceftriaxone igm im on my buttocks. we do vaginal and cervical swab by my friends and i got negative result before we go to doctor. she gave me vaginal suppositories and creams. my vaginal discharge was no odor after the treatment it was gone. but i have sexual contact again but he used condom on january 2018 but i was afraid i took pills 2tabs 3 times for 3 days diane35 im so worried. after that i got noticed some white discharges like tissue like floating and cheeselike sinking on the toilet. i go to the ob again and he gave me flucocanozole and some suppositories. but i came to her after my menstruation coz it still have white discharges floating on the toilet. i dont know if its from my urine or vagina.but no smelly discharges. she gave me factive and some suppositories again. after the 7 days of treatment, on the 8th i got sex to my current bf. we dont have penetration but i i let him in only once. but after that treatment is still have something floating in my urine. i still have yellow and white chalk like vaginal discharges not mucus type abdominal cramps and lowerback pain got worse. i got my urine for culture and stool. and hiv testing. im still waiting for my result…. what will i do? i want.to go back to my ob for swab. because before i just do it alone.

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  37. Ivy

    hi.I have been having lower right abdominal pains,greenish vaginal discharge 4 the past 4 weeks,watery breast discharge begun 3 weeks after the above and stomach discomfort like movements,not forgetting that I have a swollen vulva and my vagina becomes itchy after the discharge and also have frequent arge to empty my bladder,what could be the problem??

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is an infection. See a gyne at the earliest. Need to be put on appropriate antibiotics.

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  38. gladys

    i use to have a slippry sticky clear vagina discharge during ovulation, but i dont see it anymore. my vaginal discharge for the past 3 years has been creamy white. Am i still fertile?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Yes, of course. That’s normal.

      Any other complain, like menstrual disturbance, pain in abdomen etc.? Your age?

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  39. Esther

    my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex, and later I started having whitish vaginal discharge, which was itchy and redness down there, then few days later I felt pregnant, I saw pinkish spotting which became heavy about 3 day and the fourth day when I went to ease myself, I felt two little lumps falling out from my vagina into the WC but could not see what it was, could it be miscarriage or something else and after that the discharge still continue despite treatment.

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  40. Esther

    I’m 24yrs old, about 3weeks now I have been experiencing some itching on my cervix and I have noticed also that each time I want to clean my Virgin ,I discover some whitish vaginal discharge. I took some antibiotics once and the inching stopped but two days later it started… quite alright I had unprotected sex once before the inching thing started.. But I don’t understand what it is now. Please help me!

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  41. Esther

    Please help… Its has been itching down there and when I went to the hospital, the doctor took a urine test and the results where that I had numerous of P cells. I was given medicine which was fragil, doxyl and ciprodoxy and I took the whole medicine for 7days but the itching is still there… Just yesterday, Alot of vaginal discharge where coming out to much and too thick .i don’t know what it is now please help. I’m just 26 years and dating.

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      1. Esther

        Thanks for the advice, I will do otherwise and if anything I will come back. Another question, my fiance hasn’t yet started feeling the itching, so will it be alright for him to take the treatment or it just me who has to?

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  42. Lesia

    Me and my boyfriend have been having unprotected sex after my last cycle. According to my app that helps keep track of the days that I’m fertile we have been on top of things if you know what I mean. But what is so weird about it is for the past 3 months or so my period has been normal. And after my last cycle when we would have sex I would always have this white creamy stuff come out on him and more when I’m On top. I have no burning or itching. Keep in mind I’m trying to get pregnant and I’ve never experienced this before with another man. I’m 33 and don’t have any kids.could this mean that I’m now ovulating like I’m supposed to? Please help

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  43. Carley

    Hi I had sex with my boyfriend last night and he came in me but when he pulled out there was white cloudy clump on his dick should I be concerned?

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  44. Alexis Quezada

    Hello, was going to ask about a white creamy discharge that just happened recently. It has been itchy for a few days which has never happened but I have no idea if it’s a certain soap I’m using or the material of my underwear. I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for almost a year and we do have unprocted sex. I recently had some blood work done and it came back std free. My birth control is the Nexplanon implant but it did just expire fall of 2018 so I have an appointment to get it replaced as well as for my gynecologist. I haven’t had any periods with this birth control eitther. I hope this is eneough info to help me out.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any redness or rashes down there? Can you detail your discharge…is it curdy in consistency, what amount?

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