Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

197 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes swelling in vagina with foul smelling discharge?

Answered by
Dr. Rakhi Tayal


Practicing since :2001

Answered : 13233 Questions

Posted on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Question: I noticed white discharge coming from clitoris and after pulling back the hood a large amount of white thick discharge came out. I cleaned out all that I could and seems like more is stuck inside like a pimple with no head but when I pressed on it more white discharge came out and now my clitoris is very sensitive bleeding and purple color I assume due to the fact that I was disturbing the area.
Could this be that I have more discharge or something trapped in this area I know the clitoris does not have an opening so it has to be accumulated from vaginal discharge. My discharge had been very heavy thick and cottage cheese in appearance. I have also started with a very distinct foul smell also with this discharge. I have had yeast infections before but never like this.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Infected hair follicle or infected sebaceous cyst

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The swelling with foul selling discharge that you have is likely to be due to an infected hair follicle or an infected sebaceous cyst. A bartholin's abscess also needs to be ruled out. The whitish collection is not the vaginal secretions but due to the infection inside the gland or hair follicle in the area.
In any case, it is something worth getting checked out by your OB/GYN. Looking at them in person will certainly lead to a quick and easy diagnosis.
Meanwhile you try sitz bath, means take XXXXXXX warm water in a tub add few ml of disinfectant like savlon etc in it and sit in it so that the water touches the infected part.
You can sit for 5 to 10 min, you can repeat this 2 to 3 times a day depending on the severity of the symptoms.
It will decrease pain and hastens the healing.     
Oral antibiotics and pain killers are also needed to control the infection and inflammation. Apply an antiseptic ointment like neosporin till then.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 minutes later
Should i contiue using the rx i started
Clydamiacin phospate
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
Yes you can continue using clindamycin. It will help in controlling the infection.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Yeast infections

doctor1 MD

inflamed and sensitive and so is my clitoris. I have no discharge. It has been like this for three or four days or so now. I tend to get yeast infections fairly often, and that may very well be what this is, but there is no discharge. I tried to get an appointment at Planned Parenthood, because I dont have insurance, but they are booked up until a week from now. I have some topical med (nystatin) from my last yeast infection that I am using along with taking acidophilious pills. Could this be something else?

doctor1 MD

i have been having recurrent yeast infections (3 within thte same month). i think its a yeast infection because i ve had sdimilar symptoms before, but now i m starting to get worried that it might be something else. i ve been examining my genital area and i have found some very small pimples filled with white pus around my clitoris, my vulva is red and swollen, i have a lot of discharge, but no particular bad odour assoiated to it. i just started using flagystatin, and now it started itching too. i also noticed like a few bumps below the vagina opening and around my anus . it doesnt look like a sore, but for some reason, i m really worried that i might be having herpes . should i continue using flagystatin. if i dont have a yeast infection, what can flagystatin do 4 me, can it relieve herpes or treat something else?

doctor1 MD

I had unprotected sex about a couple of weeks ago. After that time I have been realizing when I have to urinate rather than it just being a normal part of the day. Now it is around time for my period and I think I should just wait to see if my period comes but I have been having slight discomfort. My urine is a very yellow color and I have been having little yellow discharge after I urinate. Recently I wiped before urination to check if there was spotting but there was a clear mucus like discharge before urination then after urination there would be this yellow stuff. I assumed that I have a yeast infection or maybe a urinary infection. I'm not scheduled to see a doctor until May 5 so I was wondering if I should wait things out or take immediate action? Any ideas?

doctor1 MD

im not sure if i have herpes or a yeast infection i have had a dry throat for almost 5 weeks now, i often almost constantly have weak calves and sometimes my forearms also feel weak. i also get back, neck and chest (pecks) pain. at this stage i have no blisters or sores anywhere though i have had a small cluster of tiny white dots on my lips for almost this whole time. i also get an ichty anus and have mild constipation. it doesn t hurt when i urinate though my penis does sometimes randomly itch and sting. im scared and i cant find a defining factor on the internet because both have similar symptoms. i have had blood test for herpes but i know that was pointless because that was only two weeks after possible expossure.

doctor1 MD

I am a 39 year male and I am urinating every 30 minutes to 1 hour. I don't have any pain or discoloration. Just concerned at how often im going I'd like to know what this could be if anything dangerous or to be concerned of.

doctor1 MD

I have recurring yeast infection. How do I know it's a yeast infection? I feel a need to go to the bathroom frequently. Sometime it burns. No didcharge and Monostat seems to take care of it but I don't like to take that frequently. it's probably...

doctor1 MD

I have a persistent yeast infection using fluconasole only takes it away for a day or two at the most. Sounds like nothing but is very uncomfortable. It was triggered when I was required to take 4 amoxicillin before a dental procedure after a knee...