Vaginal Discharge

by Denise
(Fort Worth, Texas)

If I have discharge (womanly) and it has not been able to be cured, is this a sign of PH imbalance?

My doc says my PH is off but I don't know if it's something to worry about.

First she put me on a suppository and that did not work, now Flagyl 500 mg. Still having discharge.

Hi Denise,

Can you give me a little more information? Is the discharge the only symptom? Are you experiencing burning or itching? Has the doctor ruled out a yeast infection?

What is the color of the vaginal discharge? Is it a smelly discharge? I know that's all a bit personal, but it may help to know more specifics. :)

The medication the doctor prescribed, Flagyl 500, is for a bacteria, but not targeted at a yeast infection, and certainly does not improve your body pH.

The vaginal discharge you are experiencing can be from a number of different causes, that's why I asked for more specifics.

An excess of sugar in your diet, a yeast infection, another type of infection, etc., can all be a possible underlying cause.

I suppose your pH imbalance may be a contributing factor, but that alone probably isn't the sole cause. Usually pH imbalance makes the body more susceptible to other problems. If you'd like to improve your body pH, you can do so easily by using some Barley Life each day. It's excellent.

Here's what I'd suggest.

  1. Get some plain organic yogurt (with the live bacteria in it) and apply that vaginally for a few days. Be sure the yogurt does not have sugar in it! Yes, it's a bit messy, but it usually works great.

    Just give yourself a 15 minute time out a couple of times per day and get comfortable. Apply as much of the yogurt as you can and just relax and allow it to work.

  2. Start taking some probiotics (good/friendly bacteria). Regardless of the cause of the infection, yeast or otherwise, this will help your body fight it off. I recommend Florafood.

  3. If the doctor IS saying that you have some type of bacterial infection, I'd suggest using a natural cleanse, like Herbal Fiberblend to treat it from the inside out.

Hope that helps some in getting rid of the constant discharge for you. I'm fairly confident it will.

If you'd like to provide more details of your situation, I'll be happy to see if I can add anything else that may be helpful.

To your good health!

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Vaginal Discharge
by: Denise

You recommended more information.

First, I had what I thought was a yeast infection because I had tried the new antioxidant vitamin called's online and Oprah had done a review on it. After 3 weeks of using it I developed a discharge that at first itched and burned. I took Monistat 1 day and that cured the itching and the pain but I still had a yellowish more runny discharge. I went to the doctor and she ran urine sample which she said showed that my PH levels were off. She did a swab from the vaginal area and tested it for STD which came out negative. She gave me Flagly suppositories to insert for 5 days at .075 grams. I used the supositories for 5 days, but went I went in 2 days after I had finished I was still discharging. She ran urine again and she said it was clean, then I let her know I still had discharge so she did a pap and said...yes, it was still there and aggrevated inside. She said she was running more testing and that my PH levels were way numbers given etc. She then took 3 vials of blood samples to test. She now put me on Flagyl 500 mg pills and said I would probably be really sick while taking them for 7 days. I will pick it up today but was concerned that there was an issue since I had read your website on PH imbalances.

I have lost at least 10 lbs in the past two months because I have stopped eating sweets.

I have hot flashes that have been off and on all day for about 3 weeks now.

Yellowish discharge...not thick at all with a slight odor. I hardly EVER have discharge.

In case you need to know...I am 44 yrs old.

Should I try the yogurt and not the antibiotic that was prescribed? I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and take vitamins on a daily basis. I also drink coffee with cream almost every day.

Thanks for all your help,

Yellow Vaginal Discharge
by: Angie

Hi Denise,

Thanks for providing a little more information. I know it seems like cause and effect, but I highly doubt that the Resveratrol had anything to do with the onset of your problems. I think that may have been merely coincidental.

I can't see any correlation between the Resveratrol and a yeast infection (which it really sounds like you may have). I can certainly be wrong about it, but it seems the most likely scenario.

In fact, I think you may have more than one thing going on which may be why your symptoms are stumping the doctor. :)

You mentioned that you are 44 and that you have been experiencing hot flashes over the last few weeks. There's a good chance you are starting to approach menopause and that is the cause of the hot flashes.

Now is a very good time for you to start considering the use of natural progesterone cream. I've been using it myself since my early 30's for various reasons, but I think you'd benefit greatly by its use.

Honestly, though, I've not heard of continual vaginal discharge to be part of the symptoms of peri-menopause or menopause. That's part of the reason why I say that you may have more than one thing going on with you at the moment.

Incidentally, I should also mention that, having looked over the side effects of the drug you used, "flushing" is one of the side effects mentioned, particularly if you consumed any alcohol. :) I don't think it would be considered 'normal' for the condition to continue long after you quit using the drug, though.

I certainly can't tell you not to take the Flagyl 500. That's not my place. I would just suggest that you read up on the drug first before you make your final decision.

If you decide to go ahead and take it, you MOST DEFINITELY should also take some probiotics like I mentioned previously. I would take them regardless, because they will help fight off any infection. But, most prescription drugs that are supposed to kill bacteria kill ALL bacteria, both good and bad. If you DO have a yeast infection, this will only make matters worse.

You can certainly use the yogurt whether you use the Flagyl or not. The purpose of the yogurt is to get the live good bacteria right where it needs to be asap.

If you want another simple idea to help improve your body pH, you can start by putting a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar (with the mother in it) in a glass of water to drink each day.

Dr. John Lee also recommends a homemade douche of apple cider vinegar and water to help eliminate a yeast infection more quickly.

Hope that helps!

Yeast Infection
by: Denise

I thank you for all your help and will try the yogurt and drink. It is not a yeast infection as my urine sample and swab came out negative for yeast infection. I think that got cleared up with the monostat.

You are right that there is something else going on because these medications did not clear it up completely.

The doctor told me it was a PH imbalance...but based on what?...I don't know. Maybe the type of discharge...I need to find out what kinds of test were done to prove that.

Thanks for the Vinegar idea, but I dont know what the mother in it means. I will ask at central market.

Thank you again,

Vaginal Discharge
by: Anonymous

I forgot to mention that I don't drink so that would rule that out.

Also, pre menopause...scares me. LOL:)

Apple Cider Vinegar With The Mother
by: Angie

Hi Denise,

Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother in it is just apple cider vinegar that has not been filtered and distilled. It still has the cloudy (mother) natural goodness in it that is so beneficial.

Don't be overly worried about premenopause. :) It doesn't have to be scary. If you read up on the subject to educate yourself, you'll see that there are plenty of natural solutions to make the transition so much easier.

You can go to your local library and borrow some of the books by Dr. John Lee that really help you to understand how the body works and how and why natural progesterone cream and herbs can help tremendously to keep your hormones in balance.

One of the books is actually called, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause."

By the way, candida overgrowth (yeast infections) are not always easily detected by tests. The fact that you have the chronic vaginal discharge (even without the continued itching) is definitely a symptom of that condition.

I wouldn't rule it out if I were you. The yogurt and the probiotics (acidophilus, etc.) should be of help regardless, though. They serve the purpose of building up the good bacteria in your body and boosting your immune system.

Generally speaking, the environment in the vagina is slightly acid, with a pH of 3.8 to 4.5. So when you are discussing the pH balance of the vaginal area, that's a bit different than when you are normally referring to a pH balanced body that should be alkaline.

If your pH is higher, more alkaline, in the vagina, some doctors say that makes it a friendlier environment for candida to grow.

Anyway, hope you get this sorted soon and begin to feel like your old self again - even better!


Vaginal Discharge
by: Anonymous

I am having a very bad,smelly,itching,white dischargea. It leaves a brown stain in my panties all the time. I don't know what I can do about this because I have had this discharge for a long time. Is there a cure for this vaginal discharge. signed concerned about my body

Vaginal Discharge
by: Angie

Dear "Concerned About My Body,"

There are a couple of things I would suggest for you to get rid of the smelly, itching, white discharge that you have been battling for so long.

It sounds like you have a yeast infection.

First of all, get yourself some organic apple cider vinegar and mix 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup of water to make a vaginal rinse. If you have a douche bottle you can use that, if not just use a bowl and scoop/splash the rinse up into the vaginal area while sitting on the toilet or in the tub.

You can do this daily for a week or two and then as needed after that.

You should also consider taking some good bacteria/probiotics to help re-balance your body from the inside. I usually suggest Florafood.

Those two steps may be sufficient to help you get rid of the unpleasant aspects of your vaginal discharge, but remember that some discharge is a normal part of the female cycle. So, you may still notice a discharge during certain times of the month, but without the itching, smell, etc., which is the way it should be.

If I were in your position, I would also use Herbal Fiberblend to give myself a good cleanse. If it IS yeast you are dealing with as the underlying cause of your symptoms, this will help you get the overgrowth under control much more quickly and easily. I keep HFB on hand at all times and use it regularly to maintain good health.

I hope this helps. Let me know.

IDK whats wrong
by: S.berry

So I've been having a discharge for a while now. It smells a lil, its milky yellow in color, and looks like there are tiny pieces of tissue or something in it. I have been to 3 seperate doctors for test and they all told me I have no STD and it looks normal only I know it isnt normal and i'm frustrated with doctors telling me nothing and taking my money. What do you think?

Vaginal Discharge
by: Angie

Hi S,

A constant yellow discharge is not normal as you already have determined. I'm glad to hear that you've ruled out an STD for your own peace of mind.

If you read the earlier suggestions mentioned before your post, you'll see that your easiest options are to cleanse your vaginal area with a mixture of water and raw apple cider vinegar (the cloudy kind), like Bragg's.

You can do this once or twice per day for a week or so and see if that does the trick for you.

Another suggestion was applying plain organic yogurt to the vaginal area (if you are also experiencing vaginal itching, etc).

Finally, using some probiotics on a daily basis is pretty important to help get your body back in balance. Try Florafood or a good probiotic combo from your local health food store.

vaginal discharge
by: Anonymous

OMG!!! i have the exact same problem and i cannot get a dr to figure out the problem!!! constant discharge-no odor-runny and its so disgusting the only thing i can do at this point is wear tampons regularly!! tried flagyl and diflucan along with metrogel and no success. it works until the day i stop! i do take 5hr energy shots and i thought that may have something to do with it. but then again i am 37yrs old with uterine fibroids and pre menopause .the discharge gushes out and it feels like i just came on...i hate this and no one can help!!

Constant Vaginal Discharge
by: Angie

Do try the suggestions above for rinsing the area daily with raw apple cider vinegar and water. You can mix some up in a spray bottle and leave it in the bathroom for ease and convenience of use.

Considering your fibroids and age as well, I would also highly suggest that you consider starting to use Renewed Balance on a regular basis. I use it and find it extremely helpful.

watery vagina
by: Emem

Helo gd evening, wat d cure 4 watery vagina

Watery Vaginal Discharge
by: Angie

Hi Emem,

It's not unusual to feel like you have a "watery vagina" at certain times of the month. The vaginal discharge during ovulation is a very thin, clear mucus that would seem watery to some people. It can make you feel very wet. It is nothing to be concerned about and should go away in a few days when ovulation has passed. This is a normal part of the monthly cycle, though some women have more discharge than others.

If it is concerning you, you may want to wear a panty liner during that time of the month so you don't feel so self conscious about it.

by: Lisa

Hello Angie:
It is a little smelly but not really bad, I know a yeast infection there is no itching at all and it is a little pink like when my cycle goes away. I really think it may be Ph because I very seldom drink water I drink at least 3 to 4 cokes a day and alot of fish, crab and shrimp I don't know if those are affecting me. One time when I had to stop because I have acid reflux this problem disappeared for abut three months them cam back. There is no pain either can you help.

by: Lisa

Angie I forgot to mention that I am 48 soon to be 49 in about 7 days and have been diagnosed with perimenopausal since the age of 35 could that be the problem. I read a lot of articles regarding perimenopausal and they say it last only 7 years. But is has been almost 10 my mother and grand mother both had partial hysterectomony but that was in the 70's.

Pinkish Discharge
by: Angie

Hi Lisa,

Does the vaginal discharge always look pinkish (like there is some blood in it), and do you have it all the time or just occasionally?

There are different reasons why a woman would experience pinkish discharge, so it's really hard for me to guess. If you are pretty convinced it is pH related an easy solution is to improve your pH and see if that does the trick.

Apart from trying to follow an alkaline diet, you can also use a pH balance powder to make it a bit easier.

Another option to consider is to mix some organic apple cider vinegar in water each day to drink ~ and definitely drink more water than you have been. :)

Finally, considering your age and your mention of perimenopause, you may want to start using some natural progesterone cream to help you as your body starts to go through the change into menopause.

I've been using natural progesterone cream since my early 30's and have found it to be so beneficial. The cream I currently use is Renewed Balance.

You only need to use a small amount per day for 2 weeks per month pre-menopause and 3 weeks per month during and post menopause.

It's quite possible that could be the solution you are looking for.


Vaginal Discharge
by: Lisa

Thank you Angie sometimes it's pink and sometimes it's that brown right after my cycle. And yes it comes and goes nothing steady it seems like once I go back on the soda's or eating fish that is when it happens.

Pink and/or Brown Discharge
by: Angie

Hi Lisa,

Yes, it is pretty normal to have that pinkish appearance just before you start menstruating and the brownish just as you finish.

If you are having it other times of the month, though, that's a different story.

Very strange about the fish. I have to say that I don't have a clue as to why that would be linked.

Hopefully some of the suggestions above will help. Keep me posted.


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