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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: vaginal discharge


 neeny - Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:17 pm

I am a 24 year old female. I just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant. for the past week or so I have had a greenish yellow discharge and it is a lot. It does not have a fishy odor, but it does smell strange. I am currently uninsured. I will be receiving insurance through my state. What can I do until I go see a OB/GYN. In the past I have had problems with my pap smears. But for the past 2 years at my regular check ups, they have always come back normal. I have had 2 colposcopy's(I believe that is how you spell it).

I know this is not normal. I am afraid I may have an infection that could harm the baby. I have never experiencd anything like this before.
 jenniferj5 - Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:44 pm

Is there any way you can get presumptive eligibility? That's what I have right now, you get it right away but have to apply for regular state aid as it only lasts for 1 month.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:43 am

User avatar Hi neeny,
Although many things can cause changes in color, consistency and odor of vaginal discharge, infections being one of them and are successfully treated with appropriate medical care. Generally speaking, for example, one type of infection, Trichomoniasis, may cause a vaginal discharge that is yellow to green in color, has a frothy appearance, with an unpleasant odor. Most areas have free women care clinics. Below is a link that may provide you with information regarding availability of such healthcare in your area. Under (Opportunities) Click on: find free or low cost health care and enter the information requested. I would strongly suggest an evaluation. I hope this information is somewhat helpful.
Click here!
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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