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What causes white vaginal discharge?

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Posted on Mon, 7 May 2018
Question: I am having white discharge and it smells, how to cure it
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting the query,

Before concluding to any diagnosis i would like to ask few queries
Are you married?
Is the discharge curdy white or greenish?
Since how long is the discharge present?
The smell suggests it is due to infection.
Do you have itching?
Have you taken any medicines?

Kindly reply
Take care.


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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng (4 minutes later)
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Are you married?
Yes
Is the discharge curdy white or greenish?
It's curdy and white
Since how long is the discharge present?
It's smelling a lot nowadays, I always had slight white discharge quite often
The smell suggests it is due to infection.
Do you have itching?
No
Have you taken any medicines?
No

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its due to fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
The infection seems to be due to fungal in origin. I treat such patients in my practice with Candid vaginal pessaries. As it is a prescribed medicine i suggest you to get it prescribed by a local gynaecologist. Doing sitz bath will help you reduce the symptoms soon.

Sitz bath: Add half tea spoon of salt and a cap of dettol to lukewarm water and sit in the tub for 10 to 15 minutes. Soaking in water at a mild temperature can help speed up the healing process by boosting blood flow. It won't cure your condition, but it will soothe irritation.



Any issues do follow up take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng (33 minutes later)
Thank You Dr. Nagamanu
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome

Any issues do follow up.
Take care.
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What causes white vaginal discharge?

Brief Answer: Infection Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Thanks for posting the query, Before concluding to any diagnosis i would like to ask few queries Are you married? Is the discharge curdy white or greenish? Since how long is the discharge present? The smell suggests it is due to infection. Do you have itching? Have you taken any medicines? Kindly reply Take care.