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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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. Jeffrey Wint
15 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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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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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

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


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more