What other symptoms might occur with green vaginal discharge?

Green vaginal discharge may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Conditions that cause green vaginal discharge can cause other genital symptoms and may affect other body systems.

Genital and reproductive tract symptoms that may occur along with green vaginal discharge

Green vaginal discharge may accompany other symptoms affecting the genitals and reproductive tract including:

  • Genital pain or burning
  • Odor
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal spotting (light bleeding)

Other symptoms that may occur along with green vaginal discharge

Green vaginal discharge may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Pain or burning with urination
  • Pelvic pain
  • Rash

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, green vaginal discharge may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:

  • Change in mental status or sudden behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations and delusions
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Severe pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Weak pulse
INTRODUCTION

What is green vaginal discharge?

Some amount of vaginal discharge is normal among women; it is often clear or whitish with a minimal odor. If the discharge changes in color, odor or texture, it may be a sign of an infection, although some variation throughout the menstrual cycle is common. Infections may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as itching, burning, discomfort or spotting.... Read more about green vaginal dischargeintroduction

CAUSES

What causes green vaginal discharge?

The most common cause of green vaginal discharge is a sexually transmitted infection known as trichomoniasis. This infection is caused by a parasite known as Trichomonas vaginalis, sometimes referred to as “trich.”

Other sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia, can also cause vaginal discharge, but it tends to be more yellow or cloudy in appearance. The disch... Read more about green vaginal dischargecauses

Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 2, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.