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Old 08-06-2003, 07:45 PM   #1
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Unhappy Vaginal Discharge

I am just wondering if any one out there is experiencing the same issue. For what seems my entire life, even prior to any sexual activity, I have had heavy vaginal discharge. So much so I constantly feel "drainage" and I have worn pads every day for years. I have been to several doctors and checked out and nothing. They all say this is normal for many women. I have spoken to several close female friends and they do NOT have this problem. They report minimal discharge and only an increase around ovulation. The kicker is I am also very hygenic, but I note a distinct acidic smell. Not a fishy smell, but acidic. I totally do not get this and am very frustrated and just feel gross. Anyone else have this issue or any suggestions. Thanks for any help.

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Old 08-06-2003, 09:11 PM   #2
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I also suffer from a constant discharge. I've been told it's normal, it's from all my GYN surgeries, and it's from a hormonal imbalance. Take your pick cause no matter what I do it will not go away. Sorry I couldn't offer any better advice, but you are not alone!! Take care.

Old 08-07-2003, 03:05 AM   #3
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My doctor once said that womens discharge differs from woman to woman, just like one person may sweat more than another, one woman can have more discharge than another.

So long as you have regular pap smears and have had a swab taken by your doctor to culture and if nothing shows up i guess there's not much else you can do. Some women are more acid vaginally and others more alkaline, so i don't know if that has any bearing on anything. I'm not sure how discharge is actually formed, what it is and why some women experience more of it than others. The only other thing i can think of is my doctor also mentioned cervicitis recently and the fact some women think they have an infection and a fair amount of discharge and after having the cervix cauterised it "dries" it up....or something to that effect.

Old 08-07-2003, 01:20 PM   #4
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Thanks guys- it is still very frustrating. i have a MD appt in a few weeks, i think I will push for some advice then.

Old 08-07-2003, 02:07 PM   #5
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Every woman and girl should read Taking CHarge Of Your Fertility by Toni Weshcler. The reason I say this is one can learn so much about your body from taht one book. Also it covers quite a bit about discharge. One would be amazed at how much is actually normal.
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