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Is white and yellow vaginal discharge indication of yeast infection?

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Posted on Mon, 3 Mar 2014
Question: Is it a yeast infection if there is a off white to yellowish discharge? There isn't any itch. The clitorus, hood, and the vaginal opening is swollen. N now there is some peeling of skin on the same areas.
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Answered by Dr. Madhuri N Bagde (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: Causes may be yeast or any other Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for choosing XXXXXXX The color of the discharge does suggest an infection. It may be a yeast but other causes like trichomonas vaginalis, gonococci, chlamydia or even staphylococci are other possibilities. All cause clitoral and vaginal infection. Also, yeast infections usually have an itch. I suggest that you see your doctor and get a vaginal swab and clitoral swab tested for infection [a microscopy and culture test]. This will help in determining the type of infection and help in deciding the correct treatment. Meanwhile keep the area dry and use local warm compresses to help decrease the swelling. Change the undergarments twice daily and wash them with hot water. It is advisable to refrain from sexual contact for a few days or use condoms if this is not possible. After the doctor collects the swab samples, local use of antifungal, antibacterial and antitrichomonal ointment will help to ease pain and control infection. You may even need antibiotic tablets and get them at prescription from your doctor if the infection is bacterial. Hope this was helpful. Please feel free to ask more queries and I would be happy to answer. Have a good day. Dr Madhuri Bagde COnsultant Ob Gy
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Follow up: Dr. Madhuri N Bagde (41 minutes later)
thank you for your response. Just one more question. Does it sound as though it could be anything permanent?
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Answered by Dr. Madhuri N Bagde (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Do not worry. Detailed Answer: Thanks for the follow up question. Please do not worry as these infections are very common and can be easily treated. They are not permanent if treated properly so you will get over this quickly. It is a pleasure answering your queries. Thanks for using XXXXXXX Take care. Dr Madhuri Bagde
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Follow up: Dr. Madhuri N Bagde (40 minutes later)
Phew!! Thank you so much for assurance and professionalism in a moment of shy confusion. I will be visiting the doctor first thing in the morning. Thank you again! :)
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Answered by Dr. Madhuri N Bagde (8 hours later)
Brief Answer: Your are welcome Detailed Answer: Get well soon!!!
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Is white and yellow vaginal discharge indication of yeast infection?

Brief Answer: Causes may be yeast or any other Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for choosing XXXXXXX The color of the discharge does suggest an infection. It may be a yeast but other causes like trichomonas vaginalis, gonococci, chlamydia or even staphylococci are other possibilities. All cause clitoral and vaginal infection. Also, yeast infections usually have an itch. I suggest that you see your doctor and get a vaginal swab and clitoral swab tested for infection [a microscopy and culture test]. This will help in determining the type of infection and help in deciding the correct treatment. Meanwhile keep the area dry and use local warm compresses to help decrease the swelling. Change the undergarments twice daily and wash them with hot water. It is advisable to refrain from sexual contact for a few days or use condoms if this is not possible. After the doctor collects the swab samples, local use of antifungal, antibacterial and antitrichomonal ointment will help to ease pain and control infection. You may even need antibiotic tablets and get them at prescription from your doctor if the infection is bacterial. Hope this was helpful. Please feel free to ask more queries and I would be happy to answer. Have a good day. Dr Madhuri Bagde COnsultant Ob Gy