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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is a small amount of light yellow discharge from a yeast infection normal despite having been using monistat 7 for five days?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probably not yeast: Vaginal yeast infections usually don't cause colored discharge. And if it were yeast, Monistat would have cured it within 7 days. Colored vaginal discharge (yellow, green, tan, etc) usually means other infections, including STDs. See a doctor soon. Good luck.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Provided original answer
In a follow-up message, you wrote “It turned out my urine was yellow (it normally isn’t because I make an effort to drink a lot of water). I only have Monistat as discharge and my regular clear fluids now. Thank you for responding. ” This is good to hear; it sounds like your yeast infection is clearing up as expected.
Oct 14, 2017

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