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white discharge from nutrition or vaginal infection?

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what is the main reason for white discharge?
does it happen due to lack of nutrition or its a vaginal infection? my mum usually asks me to complete my diet for this n recently when I visited doctor,she said its the infection over that part.
so,what's it?
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replied February 5th, 2013
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Diet changes and use of spices can affect the vaginal discharge smell, but not exactly the consistency or appearance. The altered vaginal discharge or alterations in color/consistency/appearance of vaginal discharge that you describe could suggest vaginal infection. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation (vaginal swab/smear test) to look for the exact cause, and assistance. Get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) to help you control the symptoms. 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. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. Rinse undergarments well and use antiseptic solution for the last rinse. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important to get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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