Unusual vaginal discharge

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common yet poorly understood condition in which the balance of bacteria inside the vagina becomes disrupted.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain in vagina

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Bacterial vaginosis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Carcinoma of cervix

Cervical cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • Vaginal bleeding after sex
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Pain during sex

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Carcinoma of cervix.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Vaginal bleeding after sex

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Chlamydia.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Genital Herpes in Women

Genital herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painful vaginal ulcer or blister
  • Pain in vagina
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Difficulty passing urine

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Genital Herpes in Women.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Gonorrhoea in Women

Gonorrhoea is a [sexually transmitted infection (STI)](yourmd:/condition/sexually-transmitted-infections/introduction) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing urine
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Heavy periods
  • Pain in the pelvic region

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Gonorrhoea in Women.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a bacterial infection of the female upper genital tract, including the womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Vaginal bleeding after sex
  • Painful periods or menstruation
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Difficulty passing urine

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

TV in Women

Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Passing more urine than usual
  • Pain in vagina
  • Difficulty passing urine

Our Health A-Z contains more information on TV in Women.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Vaginal thrush

Most women experience occasional bouts of a common yeast infection known as vaginal thrush.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Itchy vagina
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain in vagina
  • Vaginal rash

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Vaginal thrush.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Vaginitis

Vaginitis means inflammation (soreness and swelling) of the vagina.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Itchy vagina
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain in vagina
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Difficulty passing urine

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Vaginitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Vulval Cancer

Cancer of the vulva is a rare type of cancer with less than 1,200 new cases being diagnosed each year in the UK.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Vaginal rash
  • Itchy vagina
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain in vagina
  • Pain when passing urine

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Vulval Cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.