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What Does Yellow Discharge After Intercourse Indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017
Question: I had sex a couple days ago. Majority of the time it was protected except for one isolated case. I went to the bathroom and noticed a yellow discharge on my underwear. I'm not sure what to think of it?
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possible Diagnosis: Sexually transmitted infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern

Your history of unprotected intercourse and yellowish discharge raises the concern for sexually transmitted infection, specifically chlamydia, and gonorrhea.

Urethral swab microscopy and culture analysis will confirm the diagnosis. Once confirmed, antibiotics should be initiated.

Meanwhile, avoid unprotected intercourse to prevent transmission to the partner. I'd suggest using condoms all the times.

Please be advised to follow up with your primary care provider for further evaluation and management.

Hope this answers your questions
Please feel free to address further questions here

Regards
Dr.Lekshmi


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (51 minutes later)
This is how it looks. I do not have any painful urination or burning. And I am supposed to begin ovulating tomorrow.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Some women can have chlamydia/gonorrhea without pain. I Have seen the picture you attached. The yellowish discharge is copious. During ovulation the discharge will be clear to white and watery. Yellow copious discharge defenitely require evaluation to rule out STI. Please be advised to undergo vaginal swab testing (sorry for mistakingly mentioning urethral swab in above answer).
It is defenitely worth it and important to undergo testing as persistent STIs can cause future complications.

Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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What Does Yellow Discharge After Intercourse Indicate?

Brief Answer: Possible Diagnosis: Sexually transmitted infection Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern Your history of unprotected intercourse and yellowish discharge raises the concern for sexually transmitted infection, specifically chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Urethral swab microscopy and culture analysis will confirm the diagnosis. Once confirmed, antibiotics should be initiated. Meanwhile, avoid unprotected intercourse to prevent transmission to the partner. I'd suggest using condoms all the times. Please be advised to follow up with your primary care provider for further evaluation and management. Hope this answers your questions Please feel free to address further questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi