vaginal discharge


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vaginal discharge

any discharge from the vagina. A clear or pearly-white discharge occurs normally. Throughout the reproductive years the amount varies greatly from woman to woman, and the amount and character vary in each woman at different times in her menstrual cycle. Before menarche and after menopause, the quantity of discharge is usually less than during the reproductive years. The discharge is largely composed of secretions of the endocervical glands. Inflammatory conditions of the vagina and cervix often cause an increase in the discharge, which may then have a foul odor and cause pruritus of the perineum and external genitalia.

vaginal discharge

Obstetrics A whitish fluid arising in the vagina, a normal finding in pregnancy

vaginal discharge

The release from the VAGINA of a clear or creamy fluid which may or may not be offensive. Some degree of discharge, compounded of mucus from the glands in the CERVIX and cast-off cells from the vaginal lining, is normal. Profuse, offensive discharge may be caused by a retained tampon or by infection with Candida albicans or Trichomonas vaginalis .

Vaginal discharge

discharge of secretions from the cervical glands of the vagina; normally clear or white
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Vaginal discharge was taken directly by gloved finger from mid-vagina and three slides were made.
If "clue cells" or speckled cells are identified (Figure 2), the vaginal discharge is due to Gardnerella vaginalis since the coccobacilli adheres to the epithelial cells and this causes the speckled appearance (Eschenbach, 1992:139).
You may notice a vaginal discharge on your panties at some stages of your menstrual cycle.
Randomized double-blind trial of the effect of vitamin C on dyspareunia and vaginal discharge in women receiving doxycycline and triple sulfa for chlamydial cervicitis.
Most girls start to have some vaginal discharge several months prior to getting their period and between their periods," says Dr.
3) Mr Ronnie Lamont, Reader in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College, London and Northwick Park Institute of Medical Research comments, "Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an imbalance of vaginal bacteria which is the commonest cause of vaginal discharge in the developed world yet the significance is poorly appreciated by women, their GPs and even some gynaecologists.
Another woman reported bothersome vaginal discharge.
Other symptoms of cervical cancer may include smelly vaginal discharge and discomfort when having sex.
Your health care professional also will take a vaginal discharge specimen and look under a microscope for what are called "clue cells"-cells from the vaginal lining that are covered with bacteria.
Abnormal vaginal discharge, high vaginal pH, cervical friability and diagnosis of chlamydia at baseline were also more common among injectable users than among oral contraceptive users (9-47% vs.
The adverse event rate (UTI and vaginal discharge, among others) in the UAE group was 22%, compared with 40% in the myomectomy group (UTI, hemorrhage, and others).
Q I HAVE a vaginal discharge that is embarrassing and smells.