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Pale pink discharge, no smell, over counter drugs not helping

Doodle02
Doodle02
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I’ve had a cottage cheese like discharge for about 10 days, only noticed after sex no actual discharge in my underwear. Treated with canesten pessary the beginning of last week. Still the same by Friday. Bought flucanazole took one on Saturday. Monday I inserted a tampon to check and had a very light pink discharge all over it, again nothing in my underwear or when I wipe. Took another flucanazole on Monday. Checked today still the same discharge. No smell. Saw the doctor, she took a sample said it was thrush but wanted to get it tested as the drugs haven’t done anything, she said there was quite a lot. It’s going to take a few days to get results. I’m obviously worried.

Any ideas? I’m not leaking this discharge and it’s not present on wiping. I have one sexual partner, we have a fairly healthy sex life. Never had an issue before although I have on occasion suffered spotting after sex. Nothing major, literally a little bit of bloody present.

I had some abnormal changes in my smear early this year but was told nothing to worry about.

Any ideas anyone?

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Daisy1904

How old are you if you don’t mind me asking?

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Doodle02
Doodle02
in reply to Daisy1904

39 x

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Daisy1904
Daisy1904
in reply to Doodle02

What is it that they are testing you for? X

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Doodle02
Doodle02
in reply to Daisy1904

I don’t know. She was vague, just said I’ll send it off to see if it’s anything else. She said usually the drugs I had taken would work and so no point prescribing more until she’s had it checked x

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Daisy1904
Daisy1904
in reply to Doodle02

I hope it’s nothing too serious! These things can seem very concerning but most of the time amount to nothing x

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Daisy1904

It sounds like it could be vaginitis. The main symptoms are an unpleasant discharge from the vagina that’s occurs particularly after sex. Also, light bleeding and spotting too. There are different types of it that could be the problem xx

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Doodle02
Doodle02
in reply to Daisy1904

Maybe, although doesn’t smell at all x

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Doodle02
Doodle02
in reply to Doodle02

And I have no actual leakage. I wouldn’t have known it was there other than after I had sex

We use condoms

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Doodle02
Doodle02
in reply to Daisy1904

Didn’t read your message properly thought you said smell

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Properdoc

Pink discolouration suggests bleeding, although slight. Not all types of bacterial vaginosis cause an odour , and there is a less common variant called aerobic vaginitis. If the GP tests are negative, then I would suggest attending a sexual health unit for microscopy. We are the only service that provide this and can have results within about ten minutes.

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