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What causes orange vaginal discharge with strong odour?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: I have a orange discharge , with a strong door
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is due to bacterial/parasitic infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to healthcare magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.

Is this discharge associated with itching? Does the odor increase after intercourse? Is there burning and soreness in the vagina?
The possibilities are:
1. Bacterial infection of the vagina
2. Bacterial vaginosis- It is caused by imbalance in the amount of bacteria in the vagina. This infection usually causes grayish discharge with strong odor particularly after intercourse. Sometimes it can be orange. It is not associated with itching or burning
3. Trichomoniasis- It is a sexually transmitted disease caused by parasite. The discharge can be orange coloured with foul smell. It is associated with itching soreness and pain while passing urine

Please consult your doctor for internal examination. the doctor may treat you based on clinical examination or may take a vaginal swab for testing the organism.
You need to get your Pap smear done if it is due.
I hope this is helpful. If you have further concerns, I will be happy to answer.
Best wishes,
Dr Rama
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What causes orange vaginal discharge with strong odour?

Brief Answer: It is due to bacterial/parasitic infection Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to healthcare magic. I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today. Is this discharge associated with itching? Does the odor increase after intercourse? Is there burning and soreness in the vagina? The possibilities are: 1. Bacterial infection of the vagina 2. Bacterial vaginosis- It is caused by imbalance in the amount of bacteria in the vagina. This infection usually causes grayish discharge with strong odor particularly after intercourse. Sometimes it can be orange. It is not associated with itching or burning 3. Trichomoniasis- It is a sexually transmitted disease caused by parasite. The discharge can be orange coloured with foul smell. It is associated with itching soreness and pain while passing urine Please consult your doctor for internal examination. the doctor may treat you based on clinical examination or may take a vaginal swab for testing the organism. You need to get your Pap smear done if it is due. I hope this is helpful. If you have further concerns, I will be happy to answer. Best wishes, Dr Rama