Vaginal Discharge (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments) Topic Guide

Vaginal Discharge (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments) Vaginal Discharge (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments):

Vaginal discharge is a fluid or semisolid substance that is normal and helps keep the vagina clean. Normal vaginal discharge is clear or milky white and does not have an unpleasant odor. Bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including trichomonas, gonorrhea, or Chlamydia can cause a change in color or odor. Symptoms of infection may include

  • yellow-green or gray discharge,
  • strong odor, or
  • irritation of the genitals.

Treatment depends on the infection.

Vaginal Discharge Topic Guide - Visuals

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Vaginal Discharge Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins


clindamycin vaginal Clindamycin Vaginal

Clindamycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

azithromycin Azithromycin

Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. Azithromycin fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

cefixime Cefixime

Cefixime is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

fluconazole Fluconazole

Fluconazole is an antifungal antibiotic...learn more »

doxycycline Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

clotrimazole vaginal Clotrimazole Vaginal

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing...learn more »

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