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What causes excessive vaginal discharge? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Oct-2014
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User:I have White discharge problem from a very long time
Doctor:sorry about that
User:Not sure about the reasons and it's been more than 10 years i have this problem
Doctor:it could be vaginitis
Doctor:That seems like a chronic vaginitis either fungal or bacterial
Doctor:You must go for a speculum examination, and see if there is any active infection in there
User:Ok.
Doctor:it can be a combination of Chlamydia, fungal, and bacterial Vaginosis
Doctor:are you there?
User:Not sure what it is. Can you explain. I never spoke to anyone about it except once to a doctor but no luck. I want to know more about it like why this happens and what do I need to do
User:yes
Doctor:is your age 29?
User:Yes
Doctor:are you sexually active?
User:I'm married for 4 months now
User:yes
Doctor:ok
Doctor:in simple terms, this is infection in the inside of vaginal area
Doctor:Now, this infection can be due to fungal or bacterial or protozoal causes
Doctor:There are various micro-organisms that can cause this infection
Doctor:Are you following me?
User:What is protozoal?
User:yeah kind of
Doctor:that is also one microbe
User:Ok.
User:It can be treated by medicine?
Doctor:This infection happens because of unhygienic conditions
Doctor:lack of personal hygiene
User:uh huh
Doctor:not washing innerwears thoroughly
Doctor:not drying them enough in the sun
Doctor:using the innerwears for long time
Doctor:having sexual intercourse with a person who is infected
Doctor:Yes, it can be treated by medicines
User:Hygiene is what I prefer everytime but
User:and about intercourse it just started. And I have this problem since I was a child
Doctor:perhaps, you were not educated about personal hygiene well before
Doctor:I am sorry about that
Doctor:You should also not do vaginal douches often
Doctor:As suggested, you will need a speculum examination for the same
User:Ok
Doctor:Once infection is confirmed, we can go ahead with the treatment
Doctor:I usually prescribe my patients Tablet Fas 3 Kit
Doctor:it takes care of most infections
User:You want me to start it now or after examination?
Doctor:I am not prescribing you but you must consult your doctor before taking the medicine
Doctor:The prescription medicines are given after the cause is exactly made out. Since I haven't physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs. Hence see the doctor for the medicine that you require.
User:I don't have any doctor in specific yet.
Doctor:please get one at the earliest
User:I spoke to you. You still want me to visit a doc about it?
Doctor:of course, you should visit a doctor before taking any medicine
User:I'm lil hesitate to talk to anyone.
User:As you insist, Let me try visiting a Doc.
Doctor:If you do not contact a doctor, your problem may not be resolved at all
Doctor:Please help yourself
Doctor:sure
User:Hmm..
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Please dont hesitate to ask me
Doctor:I would be more than glad to help you
User:I was scared what if it leads to a cancer. This thought made me talk to you
Doctor:Your thought is right
Doctor:Chronic infection can lead to cervical cancer
Doctor:you must be aware of it
Doctor:Good, you made the courage to talk to me
User:Thank You So Much. I spoke about it once to a doc before but I've another problem which I never spoke to any Doctor yet before you.
User:I have haemorrhoids
Doctor:Hemorrhoids is a common problem
User:And I heard One my relative had this problem and some how his body got infected
Doctor:It is not a serious condition
Doctor:It can be cured medically or surgically
User:But I've been suffering for 6 years now
User:I don't wanna go for a surgery.
Doctor:If you do not undergo the surgery, it will remain like that
User:Can't it be treated by medicine?
Doctor:medicines offer only temporary relief, not permanent cure
User:How long will be the surgery?
Doctor:less than 2 hours
User:And how many days One should be in the hospital?
User:after or before Surgery
Doctor:it's a day care procedure
Doctor:you can return home the same day
User:Oh
User:What do they do? They just cut the extra flesh ?
Doctor:they cauterise or burn the bleeding vessels
Doctor:they cut the extra flesh
Doctor:they suture
User:any precautions that we need to take after that?
User:and not even a day we need to be at home taking rest?
Doctor:not required
Doctor:You should have soft stools for a week until complete healing
Doctor:For this, stool softeners will be prescribed by your doctor
User:Ok
Doctor:anything else that you would like to discuss now?
User:Do you know the average expense for the surgery?
User:And Speculum Examination?
Doctor:in private hospital, it is around 5 to 8 thousand
Doctor:in government hospital, it is free
Doctor:Speculum examination would cost you 500 INR
User:Ok.
User:How do they test? Is it like Blood test?
Doctor:Are you asking about the speculum?
User:Yes
Doctor:no, it is a test where a speculum or an instrument will be put inside your vagina, and the area will be checked visually for any infection
User:Hmm..
User:Thanks
User:That's all for now I guess.
User:Thank You So Much
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:Nice chatting with you
Doctor:Go to the doctor at the earliest and take care
User:Sure
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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