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A 22-year-old female asked:

What does the discharge of a yeast infection look like? and what does the discharge of bacterial vaginosis look like?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yeast vs BV: Bv discharge is thin, clear and smelly (fish odor). Yeast discharge is cottage cheese like, white (milky) and not smelly.
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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Thick, clumpy, white: Typically a vaginal yeast discharge is clumpy, thick, and white and is associated with itching and redness of the vagina and vulva. Bacterial vaginitis discharge may be more yellowish, frothy and thin and have a sl. Odor. Don't rely on these descriptions to self diagnosis although a yeast infection can frequently be successfully treated with an otc remedy.
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Dr. Nour Baltagi
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Vaginal discharhe: The fungal infection leads to cheese like or ricotta like discharge . The bacterial dischrges could be of any color and some of them have a fishy odor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do if i had yeast infection anti biotics and bacterial vaginosis antibiotics and i still have excess discharge ?

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Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
See doctor: See your doctor so they can reevaluate and possibly culture the discharge. It may need to be treated with an alternative antibiotic or yeast treatment.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Can bacterial vaginosis turn into a yeast infection?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are common and can happen in numerous scenarios. The most common one is when one is on antibiotics for a bacterial infection.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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