5 years

Im having a white discharge

Im having a white discharge like cottage cheese even after i have a treatment for it . what is wrong down there?

  • Hey there and thank you for the question. From your description it is likely that you have a conditions called vagina candidiasis. According to the statistics, about 75% of female get at least 1 yeast infection during their lifetime and 45% will have more than 2 infections during lifetime. Female of all ages can get candida infections.

  • Candida infections are a common kind of vaginal infection, and they’re especially more common in pregnant women. These infections also called candida vaginitis or vaginal candidiasis that are caused by microscopic fungi called Candida albicans. If you are on antibiotics you are also increase chance of having candida infections especially if you are taking them for a long period of time.

  • Symptoms of candida infections includes Itchiness, irritation, soreness, burning, and redness (and sometimes swelling) in your vagina and labia, vaginal discharge which is white in colour, discomfort or pain during sexual activity, or pain while peeing.

  • A health care professional will use a cotton swab to obtain a sample of your vaginal discharge. The vaginal discharge sample is then put on a slide along with a drop of a special liquid. Your local doctor or the lab worker will then look at the sample under a microscope to know if you have an overgrowth of candida organism.

  • Your health care professional may also do a culture of the discharge, especially if you have had a previous candida infections that keep coming back.

  • This condition is not too serious and can easily treated. The baby can get thrush as well without having a yeast infection during delivery. With that, my advice for you is to go and report your local doctor about your current situation or problems, let them know because they might able to give you a proper solution. Good luck!

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