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12 Jul 2005

Watery,embarrasing, non-smelling discharge.HELP!!
Dear GynaeDoc
I have a very embarrasing discharge that looks like water,but when it dries out on clothes,it leaves a stain with a starchy feel(the part on the material where the stain is, feels hard and rough).Last month, I went to see a gynae who gave me antiboitics which didn't help at all!I also got a pap smear done.

I have had this problem since the begining of 2003.At the time it was just a normal discharge I went to the clinic and I was given antibiotics.It went away for a while.Then towards the end of the year(2003),it came back.In the begining of 2004,I went to the clinic,got a pap smear done and again was given antibiotics.

The results were inconclusive.The doc told me that there was something in the way,most probably the discharge.
Since then,the discharge has worsened.When I get out of the shower, in just a few minutes,something that resembles water runs down my thighs,literally!
During the day I have to constantly change the toilet paper(a pad is not sufficient because the watery stuff just seeps through.So I have to use wads of toilet paper) every hour (or less) or so, otherwise there will be a stain.This is so embarrasing,especially when I'm amongst people.

At one stage I wore a pad to find out whether this discharge has a certain colour or not.The colour it left on the pad was a greenish-yellowish(if I may be blunt,like the colour of dried out snot)colour.

At night when I sleep,I have to put a towel underneath me so that I dont stain my sheets.These days,it doesn't make a difference.I will stain my sheets,anyway.Even if I have the towel underneath me.The watery stuff just seeps through.

I don't know what to do.PLEASE HELP!!This condition is killing my social life and my confidence.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Ps.I have a 4 year old daughter and I am 25 years old.

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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

I'd suggest that you ask your gynaecologist to take a swab to see exactly what type of discharge this is. Also ask him/her to carefully inspect the cervix. Cervical erosions sometimes cause a discharge.

Best wishes
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