Infection in vaginal canal?

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Infection in vaginal canal?

Unread postby sonatine6728 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:03 pm

So when I go to check my Paraguard strings, I insert my middle finger in to my vagina and locate the strings, then when I pull my finger out there are very small pieces of off white/cream tissue? They are small and a little clumpy. I have no typical yeast infection discharge, and when I went for my 1 month checkup at the gynecologist she said everything was normal and in order, I had been noticing this substance on my finger even before I went to the gynecologist. Is it just tissue you from my vaginal wall? Or do you think I may have an infection?

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Re: Infection in vaginal canal?

Unread postby Siân » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:56 am

hi sonatine,
This sounds like thick vaginal discharge from what you're describing. Vaginal discharge changes can vary in colour and consistency, and can sometimes be quite thick and white/cream, kind of like paste and that's nothing to worry about. If, however, it's more chunky that can be a sign of infection. We've got more info in this article here: Honorably Discharged: A Guide to Vaginal Secretions. Do you have any itching/discomfort/burning?

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Re: Infection in vaginal canal?

Unread postby sonatine6728 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:03 pm

It has very tiny chunks, very unlike the cottage cheese chunks described in the article. there is no bad smell or itching at any time.

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Re: Infection in vaginal canal?

Unread postby Sam W » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:41 am

Hi sonatine,

If there's no pain, irritation, or bad smell, then it's likely that this is just a normal variation in your discharge. Depending on how often you pay attention or notice your discharge, this could be a common type of discharge for you that you're just noticing now. However, if you notice those other symptoms developing, then it's time to check in with a healthcare provider.


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