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Clumpy Discharge

10/06/2009

Question:

During and after sex there is clumps of white discharge. it doesn`t smell, doesn`t burn or itch. can you tell me what this is? it`s disturbing.

thanks

Answer:

Vaginal discharge may be associated with infection, but many women have a discharge that is a completely normal result of the secretions that occur in the cervix and vaginal tract. Usually, an infection will cause symptoms such as burning, itching, or odor.

"Clumpy" discharge could be a sign of a yeast infection, but can also be normal after sex from vaginal cells that get rubbed off from friction or due to ejaculate or use of products such as spermicide and lubricant gels.

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Response by:

Jonathan  A Schaffir, MD Jonathan A Schaffir, MD
Clnical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University