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Pregnant. Had candida infection. Musty smell, grey colour, discomfort. Is it thrush?

Hi Samuel, I gave birth to my 2nd child 9 months ago, during pregnancy & for approx. 2 years prior to that, I had what doctors continued to diagnose as an extremely bad candida infection. However, I always felt that something else existed. I really had 2 types of discharges. The 1st was a very very thick cottage cheese type discharge which was grey in colour. The 2nd was clear & the smell was extremely musty & extremely strong. This clear discharge was always present & I always had wet/damp undies to the point where I had to wear panty liners & change Em every few hours. These discharges existed together however at the time I guess I thought they were the same thing. Anyway, since I gave birth it just completely disappeared.......until now. The thick discharge is not present just the clear musty smelling one which makes me feel wet in that area all the time. I lived with this very uncomfortable problem for almost 3 years & I seriously do not want to go back to that. No amount of creams, antibiotics etc helped the problem before & I am concerned that the GP's are going to again dismiss my problem as thrush. I did have 2 swab tests done but am unsure as to the extent of what they tested for, apart from candida. What should I do?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.
Some women may have excess vaginal discharge compared with other.
As you are having excessive discharge, the factors to be rule out are:
-Increased blood sugar levels
-Usage of contraceptive pills etc.
Sometimes using medicines containing lactobacillus can help in decreasing the white discharge by increasing the local organisms of the vagina.
So you can try that once with your doctor's advice.
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Take care.

Answered: Sat, 18 May 2013
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