Treatment of Abnormal Discharge

Treatment of Abnormal Discharge Columbus GaAt Central Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic in Columbus, we find that abnormal vaginal discharge is one of the most common complaints among our patients. Vaginal discharge is the fluid that is produced by the glands in the lining of the vagina and the cervix. A small amount of vaginal discharge, which is milky white and clear with no odor, is usually normal.

The amount can vary, as can odor and hue; its color can range from clear to a milky white.  Abnormal vaginal discharge is a highly common phenomenon that can be identified through these symptoms:

  • excessive vaginal discharge;
  • changes in discharge color and odor;
  • itching;
  • irritation;
  • soreness or burning sensation of vagina and vulva.

Diagnosis and Treatment for Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

If you find your vaginal discharge to be abnormal, it’s best to consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.  Remember, treating yourself with home remedies may improve your symptoms for few days but cannot completely eliminate your abnormal vaginal discharge.

For diagnosing the cause of the abnormal vaginal discharge, your doctor will perform a pelvic examination and examine a sample of the discharge using a microscope.

Once the cause of the excessive vaginal discharge is identified, your doctor will start treating your problem. Oral antibiotics or antibiotic vaginal creams will be prescribed if the cause of abnormal vaginal secretion is a bacterial infection.

Call our office immediately if:

  • your discharge is accompanied with pain or a fever;
  • you notice that you can’t get enough to drink or eat;
  • you experience weight loss, increased urination or fatigue;
  • you develop blisters or lesions on your vagina or vulva;
  • you have a burning sensation.

A simple Pap smear will be conducted by our experienced, caring staff to properly identify the condition. In minor vaginal discharge, such as in pregnancy, suppositories or creams will be prescribed. More serious vaginal discharge conditions may require prescriptions for antibiotics and oral medications. Our compassionate and experienced ObGyn Columbus GA staff will always keep your information confidential.

If you feel that you are experiencing abnormal bleeding, call our Columbus ObGyn office today at (706) 507-6306 to set up an appointment or to talk to any of our highly qualified staff members. We look forward to serving you.  Thank you for trusting us with your care!

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