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What causes excessive vaginal discharge and itching? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-May-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Practicing since : 2002
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User:Hi
Doctor:
Please proceed with your query
User:Good morning
User:i have query , related to my wife
User:is that ok to ask here ? hope this is confidential ..
Doctor:Proceed with the query. This discussion is confidential.
User:we got marry three month ago , my wife not having monthly cycle as her date was around 13th april ,
Doctor:Ok
User:she having white water continuesly or some time with break , itch all
Doctor:Ok
User:please suggest why its all hapening , is anything to worry ?
Doctor:When was her last period?
User:11th march
Doctor:Have you tested for pregnancy?
User:not yet
User:last time we meet on 10th april
User:few days before her period time .
Doctor:You mentioned she has white discharge, is it thick or watery?
Doctor:Is there a foul smell?
Doctor:Was her periods regular in the past?
User:its watery
User:no smell
User:yes in past there up/down of few days or some time a week
Doctor:Does she complain of burning sensation?
Doctor:Does she pass urine frequently?
Doctor:Is there pain while passing urine?
User:sometime a little
User:no
Doctor:Does she have history of diabetes, high blood pressure or thyroid problems?
User:no
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:but her father passed due to diabetes around 20 year back
Doctor:It is clear that she has delayed period. This delay may be due to hormonal fluctuation or from pregnancy.
Doctor:It is common to see women having watery white discharge when periods are delayed, however if there is itching, burning or problems with urination
Doctor:possibility of genital infection cannot be ruled out.
Doctor:In this instance, I suggest you the following steps.
Doctor:1. First rule out pregnancy.
Doctor:Though it doesn't seem to be based on symptoms, you should confirm it with urine pregnancy tests.
Doctor:You get urine pregnancy kit locally at any pharmacy. You can use early morning urine sample to check.
Doctor:Are you following?
User:yes i will follow
User:any sugestion to minimise the itching ?
Doctor:2. If pregnancy is ruled out, I would next like to rule out fungal infections and hormonal disturbances.
Doctor:She can try antifungal creams such as candid creams.
Doctor:This will minimize the itching.
User:some time she complaint about itching post intercourse ?
Doctor:The creams can be used only after you rule out pregnancy comprehensively.
Doctor:Brief period of itches is common after intercourse.
Doctor:It becomes a concern if the itching lasts for days.
Doctor:and is associated with discharge.
Doctor:At this moment, your priority is to rule out pregnancy.
Doctor:If that is ruled out, she can try antifungal cream such as candid
Doctor:and see a gynecologist
Doctor:who can start treatment to induce period.
User:sure sir ,
User:thanks a lot for you time and help me out
User:appriciate it
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no as of now
User:thanks
User:Good day sir
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:bye
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