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What Causes Foamy Vaginal Discharge?

Customer Question

What could cause a white foamy discharge from the vagina?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.

Do you have any itch, pain or burning?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

No pain, itching or burning. Just a white foamy discharge.

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.
How long have you had this?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
3 days
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.

Are you due for your period any time soon?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

No, not for another 2 weeks. Before the white, foamy discharge I had a thick, white discharge. This thick discharge happened during sex. I do have a new sexual partner, but he has no symptoms of any problems

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.

The white foamy discharge could be due to a change in your vaginal pH. It could be because of an increase in the growth of your normal vaginal bacteria. This is called bacterial vaginosis (BV) - this is okay, and nothing to be concerned about.
You can try an over the counter product such as RepHresh, and if the discharge continues, you might need a prescription to either Flagyil or Cleocin - which are antibiotics.