Help please, my partner has vaginal discharge

Patient

Q: My partenter has vaginal discharge and is an adult is this normal?

Symptoms:  Discharge from the vagina
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. Vaginal discharge could be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. In order to determine the exact etiology of this discharge, it would be best for you partner to go to a doctor as soon as possible and undergo a pelvic examination and have samples of the discharge sent for laboratory testing. Depending on the causative pathogen, your partner can be treated with antibiotic or antifungal medication.

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