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Vaginal discharge

Vaginal discharge is a non-bloody vaginal secretion. According to the patient, this secretion differs from the normal one, whether in terms of quantity, odour and/or colour. The patient might have other complaints as well, such as itching or irritations.

Vaginal discharge can have several causes. For example, the patient might have a bacterial vaginosis, a candida infection, Trichomonas vaginalis, Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae. A genital ulcer due to the Herpes simplex virus or Treponema pallidum can also be associated with vaginal discharge. It is therefore essential that a detailed past medical history be taken.