Posted by: Samantha | 2009/02/10


3 year old has a funny discharge

Morning, and adult women has a white discharge. Well my 3 year old daughter has a yellow/green discharge that smells and this has been for a week or so. There is no visable sores or funny colourd skin. Should i be worried and take her to the doctor. I clean her private are with cotton and warm water after she goes to the toilet all the time now.

Expert's Reply



This discharge appears to be infected. The infection does not appear to be caused by candida from your description here. Occasionally young girls may push a small object such as a bead into their vagina. It would be best to ask your doctor to see her.

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Posted by: Samantha | 2009/02/13

I took my daughter to the doctor and it is a bacterial/fungal infection. Received medication and cream and seems to be working well

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Posted by: samantha | 2009/02/10

Thank you all for your advice, i have mad an appointment at the doctor for this evening. I dont think it is abuse but the doctor will have to look and see what is wrong.

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Posted by: Kel | 2009/02/10

I don' t think you should jump to conclusions and say it is sexual abuse. It is possible for a little girl to contract an infection, it is not uncommon. It is advisable to take her to a doctor or even a paediatrician and they can diagnose her properly.

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Posted by: Lou | 2009/02/10

Children of her age do not get vaginal infections. You need to take her for an immediate check up with a reputable doctor.

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Posted by: Samantha | 2009/02/10

She doesnt complain of ant soreness, what makes you think abuse, could be an infection

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Posted by: Lou | 2009/02/10

You need to take her to a doctor immediately - it sounds like it could be a symptom of some sort of sexual abuse. Any discharge in a child is not normal.

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