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Sexually active, having smelly white discharge. Is it normal or infection?

I am sexually active but recently I have had white discharge everyday for about two weeks now which does not smell like fish but like sour milk, it is quite embarresing during sexually activity with my partner. Its not too thick, more watery but tends to come out frequently during each day.. Is this normal or do I have an infection?
Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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Abnormal vaginal discharge is a common complaint across all age groups. The discharge may be due to excessive (physiological) formation of secretions or due to an infections. When it is not due to infection, the discharge does not have any foul smell and does not cause irritation and itching. This is called as Leucorrhoea and is seen around ovulation, during sexual excitement and before menstruation. This discharge can be due to hormonal changes also.

Discharge due to infection is foul smelling and causes much irritation. Non-specific vaginitis occurs commonly in debilitated women, pill users, pregnancy and diabetics. Specific infections occur due to candida (fungus), trichomonas or bacteria. Poor hygiene predisposes to such infections. In your case since discharge is everyday and though not foul smelling I still think it is due to infection.

Lactobacilli (Myconip, vaginal tab) is used to restore vaginal acidity and thus reduce bacterial growth. Lactobacilli is also useful in leucorrhoea and recurrent vaginits. A number of fixed dose combinations or kits are available for treatment of mixed vaginal infections: Tinidazole 1g (2 tabs) + Fluconazole 150 mg (1 cap) in a single dose (Azostat, Nuforce); and Azithromycin 1 g + Fluconazole ISO mg + Secnidazole 2g (AZITHRAL-XP).

High standards of personal hygiene are an essential part of the treatment.
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