What Are Causes of Vaginal Discharge?

Q:
What are causes of vaginal discharge?

A:
Common causes of vaginal discharge may include:

  • Diabetes
  • Cervical cancer
  • Yeast infections
  • Birth control pills
  • Antibiotic or steroid use
  • Pelvic infection after surgery
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Vaginitis, irritation in or around the vagina
  • Douches, scented soaps or lotions, bubble bath
  • Chlamydia or gonorrhea (STDs), sexually transmitted infections
  • Vaginal atrophy, the thinning and drying out of the vaginal walls during menopause
  • Trichomoniasis, a parasitic infection typically contracted and caused by having unprotected sex
  • Bacterial vaginosis, a bacterial infection more common in pregnant women or women who have multiple
  • sexual partners

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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