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Since ive turned 20 ive had yeast infections about 6mo. Apart. I noticed when I do not have a yeast infection I have more than usual sticky clear discharge that gets on my underwear and I hate it. Why do I have sticky discharge which ive never had before and how do I stop it


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replied January 4th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A29993
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Changes in vaginal discharge can occur due to hormonal changes, local infections, pH changes, etc. Sometimes these changes can make the vagina more susceptible to infections making you suffer with repeated or re-current infections. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for a vaginal swab/smear test done to identify causative agent. Get started on treatment as indicated by examination findings and investigation results. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment to prevent chances of re-infection.
Take care.



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