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What causes abnormal vaginal discharge?

For the past couple of days I have had an abnormal amount of vaginal discharge. Its watery and smells a little bit sour and sort of salty, and it is way more discharge than I usually have. It soaks my underwear, and it doesn t seem to stop or slow throughout the day. I don t have any burning or itching sensations. I have been treated for HSV 1 on my genitals before, but I don t notice any symptoms of an outbreak at this point. My last period was about a week and a half ago, so I don t think it is ovulation discharge. I am sexually active but have not had unprotected sex recently.
Wed, 11 May 2016
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain it seems that foul smelling discharge from Vagina can be most probably due to Bacterial Infection known as Bacterial Vaginosis..

It can also be due to fungal or Trichomonas infection but is most commonly bacterial infection..

I would suggest you to consult a Gynaecologist and get evaluated and she can do a clinical evaluation and also advise a vaginal swab culture and specific tests like Whiff test to confirm the diagnosis and treatment can be done accordingly..

Treatment will be done as per cause.

In case of bacterial infection you can be advised:
1. Antibiotics like Metronidazole and and both partners needs to be treated..
2. Abstain from sex till the infection resolves.
3.You should put pantyliners to avoid soiling your panties if the discharge is continuous as the panties can cause re-infection..
4.You should wear loose fitting and cotton clothes..
5.Maintain proper hygiene..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.

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What causes abnormal vaginal discharge?

Hi.. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns.. As per your complain it seems that foul smelling discharge from Vagina can be most probably due to Bacterial Infection known as Bacterial Vaginosis.. It can also be due to fungal or Trichomonas infection but is most commonly bacterial infection.. I would suggest you to consult a Gynaecologist and get evaluated and she can do a clinical evaluation and also advise a vaginal swab culture and specific tests like Whiff test to confirm the diagnosis and treatment can be done accordingly.. Treatment will be done as per cause. In case of bacterial infection you can be advised: 1. Antibiotics like Metronidazole and and both partners needs to be treated.. 2. Abstain from sex till the infection resolves. 3.You should put pantyliners to avoid soiling your panties if the discharge is continuous as the panties can cause re-infection.. 4.You should wear loose fitting and cotton clothes.. 5.Maintain proper hygiene.. Hope this information helps.. Thanks and regards. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.