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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Shankar Kumar, M.B.B.S. [2] Samah Obaiah

Synonyms and Keywords: Discharge from the vagina


Vaginal discharge is a common patient complaint that is paired with anxiety regarding sexually transmitted diseases. If a STD is detected, a search for all other STDs should be done. Advise the infected patient to inform all sexual partners of their diagnosis.Also there is normal vaginal discharge depends on periodic hormonal change.[1]


Common Causes


-Normal vaginal discharge as in Neonatal, Pediatric, Puberty, Menstrual cycle[7], Pregnancy, and Menopause. -Abnormal vaginal discharge as

Laboratory Findings

Initial tests include:

Other Diagnostic Studies

Type pH Discharge Odor Wet Mount
Trich >4.5 yellow-green, copious present motile, flagellated
BV >4.5 white-grey fishy clue cells
Candida <4.5 white, curd-like none pseudo-hyphae
GC mucopurulent varies PMNs
A.V. thin, gray, watery none few epithelial cells


See most recent CDC guidelines for all STD's

Acute Pharmacotherapies

Bacterial Vaginosis

Candida and Chlamydia




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  2. Hainer BL, Gibson MV (2011). "Vaginitis". Am Fam Physician. 83 (7): 807–15. PMID 21524046.
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  5. Wathne B, Holst E, Hovelius B, Mårdh PA (1994). "Vaginal discharge--comparison of clinical, laboratory and microbiological findings". Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 73 (10): 802–8. doi:10.3109/00016349409072509. PMID Check |pmid= value (help).
  6. Spence D, Melville C (2007). "Vaginal discharge". BMJ. 335 (7630): 1147–51. doi:10.1136/bmj.39378.633287.80. PMC 2099568. PMID Check |pmid= value (help).
  7. Feingold KR, Anawalt B, Boyce A, Chrousos G, Dungan K, Grossman A; et al. (2000). "Endotext". PMID Check |pmid= value (help).

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