Also known as Leukorrhea
Vaginal discharge is a term given to biological fluids contained within or expelled from the vagina. It can be of various colors, (whitish, yellowish or greenish)Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of vaginal discharge are vaginitis, benign vaginal discharge (leukorrhea), and urinary tract infection. Other possible causes, such as yeast infection, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with vaginal discharge, 59% report having vaginal itching, 51% report having sharp abdominal pain, and 38% report having problems during pregnancy.
Patients with vaginal discharge often receive urinalysis, pelvis exam, standard pregnancy test, chlamydia test, examination of breast, microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology), pap smear and ultrasonography .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with vaginal discharge include metronidazole, fluconazole (diflucan), metronidazole topical product, miconazole topical product, terconazole topical, clotrimazole topical, nonoxynol 9 topical, clindamycin topical product, ethinyl estradiol / norelgestromin, cefixime (suprax), tinidazole, boric acid topical and butoconazole topical .
Groups of people at highest risk for vaginal discharge include age 30-44 years, sex == female, race/ethnicity = black and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, sex == male and age < 1 years almost never get vaginal discharge.