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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Wet Mount Of Vaginal Discharge Positive For Yeast (Overview)

When a woman has symptoms suggestive of a vaginal infection, her physician will take some of the vaginal secretions and look at it under the microscope. Yeast look like strings with little balls attached and are best seen when potassium hydroxide is added to the secretions.


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What is the definition or description of: wet mount of vaginal discharge positive for yeast?

What is the definition or description of: wet mount of vaginal discharge positive for yeast?

Yeast are seen.: When a woman has symptoms suggestive of a vaginal infection, her physician will take some of the vaginal secretions and look at it under the microscope. Yeast look like strings with little balls attached and are best seen when potassium hydroxide is added to the secretions. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
17 doctors shared insights

Wet Mount Of Vaginal Discharge Positive For Yeast (Overview)

When a woman has symptoms suggestive of a vaginal infection, her physician will take some of the vaginal secretions and look at it under the microscope. Yeast look like strings with little balls attached and are best seen when potassium hydroxide is added to the secretions.


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Does high WBCs in vaginal discharge always indicate infection?My wet mount result showed WBCs:+++.My discharge is sometimes yellow,slight odor,no itch

Does high WBCs in vaginal discharge always indicate infection?My wet mount result showed WBCs:+++.My discharge is sometimes yellow,slight odor,no itch

Further testing: WBC indicate inflammation as well as infection. A wet prep should not be the only test done to evaluate vaginal discharge. Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Trichomoniasis testing should be done. Typically yeast and bacterial vaginosis testing are also done ...Read more

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Yellow clumpy vaginal discharge sometimes clear, no odor, no itch, negative for c&s test, wet mount and pap test. What else can cause yellow discharge?

Yellow clumpy vaginal discharge sometimes clear, no odor, no itch, negative for c&s test, wet mount and pap test. What else can cause yellow discharge?

Treat for best guess: Diagnosis of vaginal discharge can be difficult. Yellow color suggests infection. Depending on exact tests done, some infections can be missed, e.g. gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas. Talk to your doctor about being retested. If available, include the new DNA test for trich, much more accurate than wet mount. It may be necessary to treat for the best guess, without proof of diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can UTI cause yellow discharge? I've yellow vaginal discharge on daily basis. Went for c&s test, no pathogen seen. Negative for wet mount.

Can UTI cause yellow discharge? I've yellow vaginal discharge on daily basis. Went for c&s test, no pathogen seen. Negative for wet mount.

Probably not UTI: UTI doesn't cause vaginal discharge. Probably you were tested for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) and negative wet mount suggests you were checked for vaginal infections bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, and yeast. But that test messes almost half of trichomonas infections; ask doc about the newly available DNA test for trich, a far better test. Also ask about cervicitis and maybe retest for STDs. ...Read more

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What is considered healthy vaginal discharge and yeast infection?

Depends: A woman may have a lot or small amounts of discharge in a day. Discharge can be clear, thick, white or slightly yellow. Healthy discharge is not associated with pain or itching, like a yeast infection is. Sometimes, but not always, yeast discharge is "like cottage cheese" as it forms little clumps. The discharge itself, however, isn't definitive. The symptoms are more important. To establish. ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Sometimes: Yeast infections certainly can be associated with an increased vaginal discharge. The classic discharge is "a cottage cheese" discharge. However, there are other causes for vaginal discharge also. If you are noticing an increased vaginal discharge that is unusual for you then see a gynecologist for further evaluation.For more information: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more

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How do a yeast infection and vaginal discharge differ?

Burning & Itching: A yeast infection typically involves increased irritation to the vagina or vulva or surrounding tissue in the groin. It can cause redness and itching. Sometimes it burns or burns when you're peeing. Vaginal discharge is normal to have every day (the vagina being like a self cleaning oven). It can be thin or thick. Clear or white but does not typically cause itching or burning. ...Read more

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Does brown bloody vaginal discharge means yeast infection?

Probably not: Brown vaginal discharge is usually older, deoxygenated blood from the uterus. Bleeding does not usually occur from yeast infections - althought there could sometimes be a small amoutn of blood. It isn't that likely that this is due to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is thick pink vaginal discharge a symptom inna yeast infection?

May be: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Although bleeding isn't usually associated with yeast, there could could be a small amt of blood mixed in causing pink coloration. Leukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is >>. ...Read more

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Took yeast infection meds, but now I have more vaginal discharge?

Maybe B.V.: Bacterial vaginosis can act like a yeast infection.Also other causes for "discharge" .Best to see your dr. ...Read more

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Yeast infection or something else causing my not-too-bad vaginal discharge?

Yeast infection or something else causing my not-too-bad vaginal discharge?

OTC tests: There are over-the-counter test kits to check for each as a screening tool. Next step is to treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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How can you know if vaginal discharge is just a yeast infection or something else?

See your GYN doc: Yeast is a common vaginal infection. The other two are bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. The last one is sexually transmitted, the first two are not. Yeast much more often than the others is characterized by itching and often also a white to pale green discharge, which is occasionally abundant, although sometimes not so much. One can try over the counter creams which are often effective. ...Read more

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I have vaginal discharge I have been xchecked for a yeast infection negative..How can I reduce this ?

Go back to doctor: Not all vaginal discharges are yeast infections. Vaginal discharges can be due to many types of problems including infections due to bacteria or yeast, hormone imbalances, abnormal cells or other atypical problems. You should return to the physician or see a more specialized physician that can help to pinpoint the cause better. ...Read more

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Smelly vaginal discharge. Doctors looked at it under a microscope and said it was only yeast. What could be causing the smell?

Yeast? BV?: I'm wondering whether your doctor is familiar with bacterial vaginosis (overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria, the main cause of discharge with strong odor. Yeast rarely causes odor and little discharge. But it's possible to have both. Check back with your doctor or get a second opinion. Have STD testing if not done: trichomonas mimic BV sympotms, and BV increases risk for gonorrhea, chlamydia. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more