I'm 19 years old. I have been experiencing a huge amount of white discharge and it has a foul smell almost like a fishy smell or sometimes a fruity smell. I've also recently been able to smell it through my clothes. Its embarrassing, I usually have small discharge, but this is abnormal for me. I'm not sexually active, I take birth control for femmine reasons to help ease cramps. My last period was three weeks ago and I have been having abdominal cramps as if I'm about to start my period again. I'm thinking it may be a yeast infection but it doesn't burn or itch. I have been under a lot of stress from college classes, and daily life in general. I'm not sure if its hormones or just daily stressors causing this. I really hope this isn't serious. Please help
Hi blondie3974, I get he exact problem, and it seems when I'm in a stressed out time and have been for a few months. You've mentioned the smells, which I have had also. I've been to a gynecologist and mine turned out to be from irritation from anything like soaps, etc. I definitely don't think it's a yeast or bacterial infection because you said you have no itching nor burning. Also, usually white discharged, as long as it's not like a cottage cheese, chunky sight, it means your ovulating, like your menstrual cycle is on it's way. To me, it sounds like an irritation or stress related. I also recommend that you see a doctor or a gynecologist to be sure. Take Care!
i have thee same problem, i am 16.. im not sexually active and i dont take any brith control. My mother says its notmarl, but it would be embaressing if someone else would smell it through my clothes. and i am embaressed to tell my doctor. Theres no itching or buring, and it doesnt look like cottage cheese. i just want to know what it is and how to get rid of it.
Eat plain, sugar-free yogurt that says "probiotic" on the lid or label. Don't douche. If you take baths, don't add bubble bath, shower gel, or any other product to the water. Clean your vagina using your clean fingers only, while taking a bath, using no soaps. Take a tablespoon of honey by mouth each day and a multivitamin that includes garlic, cinnamon and vitamins A, C and E. Avoid dairy products except the yogurt mentioned above. Don't ingest excessive amounts of iron. Try a topical over-the-counter treatment for yeast infection according to its instructions. USE CONDOMS if you are sexually active. Use pads instead of tampons if you can stand them, or don't leave tampons in longer than 6 hours. Use baby wipes when going to the toilet and dry off with toilet paper. Use Tuck's medicated pads for any exterior inflammation as well as Aleve for any pain that might be associated with pelvic inflammation (inside of you).