Most of the time vaginal discharge is normal, however, women who experience a change in the consistency, color or smell of their discharge can see Dr. Bourara for a discreet consultation and treatment at his practice in Astoria, Queens, NY.
Normal vaginal discharge keeps your vagina and cervix clean by carrying away dead cells and bacteria. The amount, odor, consistency and color can vary throughout the month from clear to a milky white, and is dependent on the menstrual cycle. Any changes to these characteristics that seem out of the ordinary or are accompanied by vaginal itching or burning could be indicative of a more serious condition.
Changes in discharge are usually due to a change in the balance of the bacteria normally present in the vagina. Some of the conditions or external causes of changes to discharge are listed below.
Any discharge that is cloudy or yellow or frothy with a greenish tinge and bad smell could indicate an STD. Thick, white cheesy discharge or greyish toned with a fishy odor could be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. A doctor will be able to discuss any concerns and prescribe any necessary tests and treatments to restore the balance of vaginal health.
Your exam will begin with a thorough discussion about your health history and sexual history. The doctor will ask questions about when you noticed the change in your discharge. The doctor will want a description of the discharge, consistency, color and smell are important details. He will also want to know if you have experience and itching or burning sensations. The doctor may also ask questions about your sexual partners and intimate hygiene habits. The doctor may take a sample of the discharge or perform a Pap test to collect cervical cells. Once the cause of the abnormal discharge is determined, the doctor will prescribe treatment specific to the condition.
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experienced a very high risk pregnancy in 2015. Dr. Bourara provided exceptional care not only medically but was very supportive emotionally.
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