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What is the cause of a vaginal discharge if it's not an std or a yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
One possibility: Bacterial vaginosis is one possibility. Please get this checked by your gynecologist or your family doctor.

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Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
STD vs yeast: No STD causes yeast infections. Usually vaginal yeast infections cause no discharge, or only a slight amount, usually white and thick. The main symptoms of yeast are itching, irritation, and sometimes redness. There are many causes of vaginal discharge, including STDs. Color (yellow, greenish, etc) and odor are common with STD discharges. Since you're concerned about STD, for sure get tested.
Last updated Jun 14, 2013


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