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hello everyone,
My daughter will be 3 next month and for a while has a grenish colour discharge in her pants that whn we took her to the doc last month he said as she had previously ben on antibiotics it was to do with that and to just let it take its course but 2 weeks later it wa still there so i took a outside vaginal swab for them which they said had grown something in the lab but nothing to worry about and again sent home told not to worry. I took her back again as 2 weks later still no change and was given erythromycin but again i feel she still has a slight discharge and i am getting increasingly worried and frustrated. We where told to wash her regularly with aqueous cream given to us by another doc but that hasnt helped!!! My sister reckons maybe try her with canesten cream for thrush but i am wondering if this is normal or should i demand a second opinion on the matter. She is my first child so not sure if a little 3 yr old should have anything at this early and young age in herpants yet
Thanks Siobhan
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replied March 30th, 2009
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You need to see another doctor. Green discharge in ANY female of ANY age is an indicator of infection. Yeast infections (also called thrush) often produce a white, chunky (yuck, but think cottage cheese)discharge that smells slightly odd. Not fishy, just not normal. I know this will sound harsh, but did they at least open her labia up and look at the vaginal opening? Toddlers will sometimes insert things into orifices (vagina included) and if she has something in her vagina, it NEEDS to be removed. Especially if she is having signs of infection, ie. greenish colored discharge. I would definitely seek a second (or third or fourth) opinion or take her to the ER.
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replied April 13th, 2009
My 3 1/2 year old has Vaginal Discharge
In reading your story about Vaginal Discharge, I also share a concern for my Toddler. She hasn't been on any antibiotics but began discharging not too long ago. She did take alot of Bubble Baths at one time and I think this may have been the cause. Her discharge is white and yellow. Not green. I don't know if it really makes a difference but it still bothers me. I am a stay at home mom and therefore any other ideas that come to mind is OUT OF THE QUESTION! She is well protected and cared for without a doubt. I am making an appointment to find out what this is all about. I will reply if any help comes with this that can benefit the rest of you.
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replied April 24th, 2011
I have a 7 year old that has had this same thing since she was around 4. I have had her tested for everything and still it came back as yeast. Now her 3 year old sister has the same thing. I am taking them both to the doctor again this week and I hope that they will tell me something different bc I know it is not yeast bc it never goes away for more than 1 or 2 days. All the creams that they have given me only when it is on her. I am so sick of having to deal with this.
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replied May 26th, 2012
I am having the same issues with my now 6 year old. It started out with her being red and swollen and I had noticed one day blood in her underwear(only occured once, and she said she had scratched herself, still worried about that) and shes been getting a whitish/yellow dishcharge. The doctors first reaction was to have her checked out for sexual abuse. I can understand the concerns there, but like you my child doesn't go anywhere and I have had many talks with my daughter about appropriate touching. I did however get her checked as suggested and none the professionals had any concern about her being abused and said it could be vaginitis. At this point and after reading all of these articles, I am a little fed up that her pediatrician has not checked her medicaly or treated her medicaly as some of the others on here. I also have an apointment on Friday with a different docotr because I want answers other than refferals to sexual abuse specialists.. My other concern is that my daughter has had serious BO since she was 3 years old..to the point that she is wearing deoderant to school, and I am wondering if this could be a hormonal issue. I know there are so many growth hormones in the food we eat these days, could that be causing our childrens hormones to be overdeveloped? Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I will pose these questions to the doctor at the apt and post our findings.
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replied July 20th, 2009
I'm taking my daughter to the dermatologist in a day as we have the same problem. They determined it was not yeast or strepp. I used Hydrocortisone, then Nystatin and currently Lotrimin. If I stop using a cream my daughters vagina becomes bright red and then my COMPLETELY potty trained little girl starts to piddle in her panties. I really hope this next doctor figures it out. As with you Out Of the Question for my daughter as well.
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replied August 3rd, 2009
I too have the same problem with my 5 yr old - yellowish discharge off and on.Slight redness on the outer part. Doc doesn;t have much to say.He didn't even suggest yeast. Pls let me know what your doc says
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replied September 22nd, 2010
discharge
What did everyone's doctors have to say? My 2 1/2 year old has been have same issues for 2 motnhs now. We stopped bubble baths, changed laundry soap and still redness and discharge...
Our doctor gave us hydrocortisone and tested for UTI which was negative, even gave her a pill for pinworms???
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replied August 24th, 2011
Just wondering if you every found anything out about your daughter....my daughter is going through the same stuff! We have been given the creams and the pinworm pill and nothing seems to be working! I feel so bad for her...this is soooo frustrating.They even did some blood work, but said everything came back fine!
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replied October 12th, 2010
Vaginal Discharge
My 5 year old daughter a week ago had blood on her undies, ive had her checked by a doctor, the done a swap on her and a urine test and i also had her scanned for her kidneys and bowel. So far everything has come back clear but the blood has now turned into a discharge of clear/yellowish with a yuk smell. She is going back to the doctors tomorrow, i think if they have her blood tested maybe that might bring something up if the doctor doesnt suggest that i am taking her to the hospital. She is in no pain, its not red, its not itchy its just leaking out. I am really concerned, ive sat her down to talk if any other person like one of her little school friends has touched her down their but she said no and i had the doctor check for that but its not that (a huge relief for any parent). When she was younger she had a prolapse bowel but the scans are showing no evidence of anything going wrong inside her. It is extremely frustrating!!!!!
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replied April 5th, 2011
My daughter is 3 1/2 yrs old and she has the same yellowish discharge with a yucky smell. Did you find any answer from your daughter's doctor? Please let me know.....
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replied August 6th, 2011
discharge
Did you ever figure out what it was? There's something called precocious puberty, where she could actually begin puberty. I know this post is a year old, but a lot of people have never heard of it. I didn't until my 1 year old was showing signs.
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replied December 5th, 2010
Toddler discharge
My little girl is 6 years old. I do not know where to take her whether the pedeatrician or gyn doctor
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replied January 3rd, 2011
Has anyone found any answers? My 2 1/2 year old has been getting brownish discharge in her undies. It has happened maybe only a handful of times over the course of 3 months. She doesnt complain of any pains or itching and there is no odor so I didnt take her to the doctor right away. Since it keeps randomly happening. I am seeing the doctor in about a hour. I have tons of scary things running through my head and was trying to find if this is common in little girls. I have a 4 year old and cant ever recall this happening to her.
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replied January 12th, 2011
Vaginal Discharge
My 5 year old is also having vaginal discharge and redness in that area. I was thinking yeast infection, but she says it doesn't itch. Has anyone found any answers?
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replied May 6th, 2011
Child with a discharge
I hope someone do find the answer because my Bby is 3 1/2 years old and she has a white discharge with a lil smell to it I'm really concerned because when she uses the restroom it burns when she urinate.I'm so scared I sat and ask her question about did anyone touch her down there and she said no!!!I was relieved but still concerned so I'm on my way to take her to the ER! And I will let y'all know what happened and what's the results hopefully it will help!!!
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replied May 6th, 2011
Child with a discharge
I hope someone do find the answer because my Bby is 3 1/2 years old and she has a white discharge with a lil smell to it I'm really concerned because when she uses the restroom it burns when she urinate.I'm so scared I sat and ask her question about did anyone touch her down there and she said no!!!I was relieved but still concerned so I'm on my way to take her to the ER! And I will let y'all know what happened and what's the results hopefully it will help!!!
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replied May 6th, 2011
discharge in toddler pants
my two year old have been having a light brown discharge in her pants for the past few weeks, it have a fishy odor to it (almost like before / after a monthly) ... she's been potty training for the past 2 months and i took her to the pediatrician and she's saying its from potty training.... i dnt see how this is possible.. i could understand her saying the redness and swelling is from it but not the discharge... she gave me nystatin cream for it.. my little girl doesnt take bubble baths so it isnt from that... its frustrating to me bcuz in all of my years i have never seen or heard of anything like this..
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replied May 7th, 2011
My little one had first uellow discharge when she was 1,5.We went ot doctor and he told not to worry, jus keep it clean and I been told to use dactacort cream.After few days discharges gone. and now she is 3 have it again.I think its from bubble bath. I just can say is very very and very good to clean discharges with camomile tee.And wash yours little one bum or add one to two chamomile tea bags to warm running bath water.Its really helping!
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replied May 13th, 2011
six year old girl with cyclical vaginal discharge
I've had this problem with my daughter every three months. The first time it was brownish like old blood and then turned greenish/yellow. She's been evaluated by a pediatrician, endocrinologist and a ped gynecologist. He said it was yeast and another infection internally and a fungal infection outside. I was so relieved. He prescribed three different meds. Well, three months later, it started again. He prescribed two more antibiotics and a medicine to get rid of a yeast infection. I don't believe this is the cause as it seems to be cyclical. I'm looking into other doctors but it's very hard and no one seems to know what could possibly be going on. She is definitely not going through precocious puberty - had that checked.
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replied August 21st, 2011
MY 7 YR. OLD HAS CHRONIC DISCHARGE
My 7 year old daughther has been dealing with a yellowish discharge since she was about 6 months old...She's been to pediatric gyn(s) and her vagina was swabbed for infection but the results turned up nothing. I changed my detergents when washing her underwear but still no change! The doctor recommended that she take 3 baths a day but I dont see that being possible with her being in school and my busy days so there has to be something else...please help
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replied August 24th, 2011
Has anyone found any help for this? My 5 year old is going through the same thing and nothing seems to be helping!
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replied September 5th, 2011
Has anyone found an answer? My 2.5 year old is having discharge, and is very sensitive when I try to clean the area. She had one UTI a few months ago (they said it was b/c of potty training) and they tested that last week and it was normal, no infection. She is so sensitive, not worried about anything non-medical, just wondering if anyone has found an answer?
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replied September 21st, 2011
discharge - toddler - girls - bath
vinegar bath
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replied December 6th, 2011
5 year old with discharge
My 5 yr old has has the discharge/odor for 2 years. We have been to pediatric obgyns, endocrinologists, and urologists. After lots of creams, 6 months of Bactrim, a few UTI's....we are still clueless. I was told by one doctor that he thought it was because she didn't get enough air down there. He suggested she use the restroom to urinate sitting on the toliet backwards (facing the toliet). After a bath to take a hair dryer to make sure it is dry down there. He also suggested the vinegar in the bath. She is heavier than most 5 year olds so I wonder if she really isn't getting any air and therefore bacteria is more suspectable to grow?
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