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Vaginal discharge refers to the fluid that is released from the vagina. This fluid can vary in color and go from being clear to whitish, yellowish or even greenish in appearance. While a vaginal discharge is normal most of the time, in some cases, the discharge could be a sign of an infection or a sexually transmitted disease. Pregnant women, for example, tend to experience a clear vaginal discharge throughout a pregnancy which is normal. Bacterial Vaginosis, however, produces a greenish discharge with a fishy odor. To learn more about vaginal discharge and the treatments available for it, take a look below at the questions that have been answered by the Experts.

What causes a slimy, bloody vaginal discharge after a menstrual cycle?

If the discharge is accompanied by pain in the pelvis and pain while having sex, it could be a sign of uterine fibroids. These are very common and are usually benign (non-cancerous). However, it is better to visit and get examined by a gynecologist to determine the cause of the bloody discharge with an ultrasound and pelvic exam. In many cases, birth control helps to control the bleeding. But, if there is excessive pain involved, a hysterectomy may be needed. During an exam, a pap smear is usually done to check for any possible cervical abnormalities. While fibroids are probably the cause of the bloody discharge, many doctors choose to leave the fibroids alone as long as they are small in size. If the uterus lining looks too thick, certain doctors recommend doing an endometrial biopsy. If the fibroids do not seem to be the cause and the uterus looks enlarged, another condition called adenomyosis could be the source of the problem. However, birth control is generally suggested as the first step of treatment which will reduce the bleeding and regulate it. If the woman is medically unable to use birth control, other forms of treatment can be used to regulate the bleeding.

What are the causes for a light yellow vaginal discharge and itching in an elderly woman?

In many cases, low estrogen levels causes vaginal itching and discharge. After menopause, the vaginal tissue becomes thin and more prone to atrophic vaginitis due to falling estrogen levels. Usually, the only solution for this condition is to use estrogen. This can be administered either by the mouth or with a cream applied in the vagina. Typically, vaginal estrogen cream used at night for seven 7 days helps to clear the symptoms. It is also harmless and shouldn’t affect the breasts or other organs. .

Is it normal to have clear vaginal discharge during a pregnancy?

Clear vaginal discharge during a pregnancy is very common due to the body's fluid level increasing by up to 50%.. During pregnancy, the woman's cervix and uterus also increases in size which stimulates the glands within the cervix. These cervical glands then produce a clear fluid which can be watery. This tends to alarm many women because the watery discharge can lead the woman to believe her water bag has broken. However, there is usually nothing at all to be concerned with. A way to test the discharge to determine whether or not it is amniotic fluid is to buy some pH test strips. Low pH levels will appear for normal vaginal discharge but the paper will turn blue or purple if the fluid is amniotic.

What are the common causes for excessive vaginal discharge?

An infection or hormonal issues are generally the causes of excessive vaginal discharge. This can be further investigated by doing an ultrasound, blood tests and vaginal swabs to determine the exact cause. Sometimes, growth of atypical bacteria such as mycobacterium can cause Bacterial Vaginosis or a pelvic inflammatory disease. Whatever the cause, a clear study of the problem can help to decide if antibiotics or some other medical remedy needs to be used to clear the infection which should, in turn, help with the discharge.

Vaginal discharge can be an uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing condition for any woman. There are many causes for vaginal discharge and once the cause is determined, treatment can easily be sought. If you are experiencing unusual vaginal discharge or would like to know more about it, get in touch with a Medical Expert now. They can offer insights and information about possible causes and treatments based on your case.
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