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What are the underlying causes for yellow discharge from vagina and painful intercourse?

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I have white yellowish discharge from my vagina and burning itchy in vagina also lot of pain during intercourse .it has been 4 months I have white stuffy discharge now it turns in to yellow and lots of itchy and pain on vagina
Posted Mon, 13 Jan 2014 in Women's Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Arif N Khan 42 minutes later
Brief Answer: Kindly reply few questions. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Thank you for choosing XXXXXXX Your symptoms are due to Vaginitis i.e Vaginal infection. There are many causes for this: Kindly reply few questions so that I can come to a conclusion: Is the discharge foul smelling or not? Whether the discharge is thick or thin? Have you ever undergone any PAP smear before? Do you have more than one sexual partner? Does your partner have any of the symptoms like:pain when urinating, penile discharge, swollen testicles? Please ask if you have more questions, and do write back with the answers so that I can guide you further. Awaiting your response. Regards Arif
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Follow-up: What are the underlying causes for yellow discharge from vagina and painful intercourse? 1 hour later
Yes discharge is thick and little bit bad smell and i am marrired and have only one partner and i never undaegone PEP mirror
 
 
Answered by Dr. Arif N Khan 22 minutes later
Brief Answer: It looks like Bacterial Vaginosis. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Thank you for the answers. After analyzing your history & symptoms, it seems to be a simple Bacterial Vaginosis infection. It is usually due to change in the bacterial vaginal flora. If you were my treating patient I would have examined you clinically, get a PAP smear examination done, also a microscopic examination of the discharge and put you on Metronidazole oral tablets + Doxycycline tablets for 5 days, along with that I would have given you vaginal Clindamycin clotrimazole pessaries for 3 days. Kindly visit your doctor for clinical examination and prescription. If the symptoms recur you might need an extended course of treatment. Painful intercourse could be due to vaginal excoriation, or vaginal douching. Kindly avoid scratching the vulval area. Keep the vulval area clean and dry. A saline bath (two handfuls of kitchen salt in a shallow warm bath) or a saline wash (1 teaspoon of kitchen salt in one pint or 600ml of water) is soothing. Please ask if you have more questions. If you are satisfied, please make sure that your ACCEPT my answer so that I receive credit. Good luck!!
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Follow-up: What are the underlying causes for yellow discharge from vagina and painful intercourse? 15 hours later
Also i have lot of pain during intercouse do i have to avoid intercourse or we can do intercourse can you suggest me Where can we get antibiotics , can you tell us over the counter medicine so we can avoid expensive dr visit , i have been looking for antibiotic that you suggest me but i can not find one , it is asking dr priscription , what should we do for getting medicine or if you can suggest me where can i buy online , thanks XXXXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Arif N Khan 14 hours later
Brief Answer: You need doctors visit for PAP test. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX I apologize for the late response; I was away from my computer due to unavoidable reasons. Coming back to your question, yes you need to abstain from intercourse till this infection is resolved or else you need to use some barrier contraception till the infection subsides. Regarding the medicines, I can understand your situation. But unfortunately these antibiotics needs to be taken only after proper examination and confirming the diagnosis. There are many things which needs to be confirmed by a clinical examination, hence a doctor visit is must. Also a PAP test is must (PAP test is a screening test for cervical problems). Till you get your medicines let me suggest you some home remedies, which might prove little benefit: 1)Eat lots of yogurt-- Probiotics help to restore normal bacteria and yeast levels in mucus membranes of the vagina. 2) You can also use lactobacillus vaginal pessaries which might be available over the counter. 3)Eat lots og garlic--it contains antibacterial and antifungal properties. 4)Take multivitamin supplements: especially vitamin C to boost your immunity. 5)Avoid sexual intercourse till infection subsides. 6)Take extra care to keep your vaginal area clean and dry. 7)Avoid fatty foods, go for green vegetables. Please ask if you have more questions. If you are satisfied, please make sure that your ACCEPT my answer so that I receive credit. Good luck!!
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