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How would i be able to recognise a yeast infection if there's no difference in discharge?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
A few clues: Vaginal yeast infections usually doesn't cause discharge, or only a little. The main symptoms are irritation, itching and redness. Odor can be a clue -- strong or fishy odor suggests bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas. Color (yellow etc) usually means infection. But it can be very difficult to tell the cause of increased vaginal discharge; profoessional examination is necessary. Good luck with it.

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Last updated May 4, 2017


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