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What causes yellow vaginal discharge?

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Posted on Sat, 23 Jul 2016
Question: I have a butter-yellow vaginal discharge, no burning or itching and have had for the past month or six weeks. I am past 80 years old. What could possibly cause this?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Needs treatment

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Butter yellow vaginal discharge without itching or burning can still be considered for genital tract infections. Fungal infections like yeast are most likely the cause here. I would suggest getting this discharge analysed, treated empirically with antifungals and topical hygiene care and if need be, screened for baseline work up. I am sure slight supportive care and topical preventive care will help in prompt recovery and resolution of discharge.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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What causes yellow vaginal discharge?

Brief Answer: Needs treatment Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Butter yellow vaginal discharge without itching or burning can still be considered for genital tract infections. Fungal infections like yeast are most likely the cause here. I would suggest getting this discharge analysed, treated empirically with antifungals and topical hygiene care and if need be, screened for baseline work up. I am sure slight supportive care and topical preventive care will help in prompt recovery and resolution of discharge. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan