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Vaginal discharge

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Vaginal discharge is a form of mucopurulent discharge from the vagina.

A small amount of discharge is normal. A large amount can be indicative of pelvic inflammatory disease, which is associated with Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia. Along with discharge, the woman suffering from PID will also complain of lower abdominal tenderness, bilateral adnexal tenderness and cervical motion tenderness.

A sample of vaginal discharge can be observed by vaginal wet mount to find the cause of vaginitis and vulvitis.