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
Mentioned in: Bacterial Vaginosis
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A total of 100 women in reproductive age with the complaints of vaginal discharge were eligible and consented for the study in the study period after administering inclusion and exclusion criteria.
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After treatment with Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole combination, vaginal discharge was observed clear and transparent at next estrus.
The antenatal coverage is 46% (Pakistan, 2007) in Pakistan and women with low socioeconomic status do not routinely seek medical advise for mild to moderate problems of vaginal discharge.
The diagnosis of puerperal sepsis was made on the presence of fever of more than 38 degrees C, foul smelling vaginal discharge, open perineal/ abdominal wound, and distended abdomen presenting within 10 days of delivery All patients admitted through out-patient department or emergency fulfilling the criteria were included in the study.
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Clinical samples of vaginal discharge were collected with informed consent from 500 women referred to genital clinic of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences in Shahrekord, Iran.
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