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Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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What does it mean when you have yellowish discharge from vagina?

What does it mean when you have yellowish discharge from vagina?

Get checked for: Vaginal infection. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/guide/sexual-health-vaginal-infections.

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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. Stephen Scarantino Dr. Scarantino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
22 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What does it mean when you have white discharge that dries up yellow?

What does it mean when you have white discharge that dries up yellow?

Often, all is OK: Cindi: most discharge or secretions that are noted by a woman are usually physiologic or normal. For example, around ovulation or mid cycle, it tends to be clear & thin; before your period you may notice it as more whitish & thick. If it has a slight color, that often is ok; provided you have no associated odor, irritation, burning, itching or persistence. If so, contact your gyn for an exam. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What does it mean when you have a yellow discharge with a cheese order?

What does it mean when you have a yellow discharge with a cheese order?

Infection: it means you have an infection. Please go get it tested so your doctor can treat what type of infection you have. ...Read more

Dr. Carolyn Quist Dr. Quist
Gynecology
31 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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After my period I have a yellowish discharge. Does this mean an infection? No other symptoms. I am 45 years old

After my period I have a yellowish discharge. Does this mean an infection? No other symptoms. I am 45 years old

Possibly: The end of a menstrual period can be mostly serous fluid without red blood cells and this can have a yellowish appearance. Yellow can also be a sign of white blood cells which would indicate an infection. Bacterial vaginosis is another discharge that is sometimes described as yellowish and is commonly seen right after a menstrual period. A gynecologist should be able to distinguish the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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How do you know when Monistat 7 is working? And what dled it mean when you have yellow and green discharge

How do you know when Monistat 7 is working? And what dled it mean when you have yellow and green discharge

TimeForFingerPaints: By the look of that discharge, I'd bet you might need more than Monistat, which takes care of the white part, but yellow and green? Now you're getting into Picasso territory. And, if used properly, the Monistat should work in three days, max 7. So--if you've gotten little relief with the Monistat, get an exam for other stuff that could be going on in there and then the proper medication for them ...Read more

Dr. Melanie Mintzer Dr. Mintzer
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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What does it mean when you have yellow warty discharge after your period?

Vaginal discharge: Yellow vaginal discharge often occurs with vaginal infections such as trichamonas, or long standing bacterial vaginal infections. I do not know what you mean by warty infections however if you have genital warts, it is often accompanied by a mucus like vaginal discharge. Seek medical attention for this problem ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Mayor-lynn Dr. Mayor-lynn
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
15 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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I am 38 weeks pregnant what does it mean when you have a yellow colored discharge?

I am 38 weeks pregnant what does it mean when you have a yellow colored discharge?

Discharge: Probably nothing, assuming you have not broken your water, the discharge doesn't smell bad, and isn't irritating. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander Dr. Alexander
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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What does it mean if you have a lot of stretchy yellowish discharge?

What does it mean if you have a lot of stretchy yellowish discharge?

That depends: Some cervical mucus discharges can be normal such as the changes that may occur with hormonal changes during ovulation. Other times, an abnormal discharge may be a sign of an infection. If the discharge persists, then see the Dr. for an evaluation and testing of the discharge to get the definitive diagnosis and treatment (if needed). Good luck to you. ...Read more

Dr. Rashid Khan Dr. Khan
Internal Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Karachi, Dow Medical College
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What does it mean if I have a yellowish gooey discharge and pregnant?

What does it mean if I have a yellowish gooey discharge and pregnant?

Take a test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. The vaginal discharge needs testing. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Dr. Arthur Ollendorff Dr. Ollendorff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What does it mean to produce a lot of yellowish discharge at 36weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy discharge: It is not unusual to get an increased amount if faint yellow or white discharge in the third trimester. If the discharge is yellow/green or has a bad odor than it should be evaluated by your OB provider. ...Read more

Dr. Xin-Nong Li Dr. Li
Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences
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What does yellow discharge mean?

Nasal discharge?: You do not indicate where the discharge comes, nasal discharge or vaginal discharge? ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Yellow discharge? What does this mean?

Yellow discharge? What does this mean?

Check for STDs: Any new or abnormal vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation. Colored discharge (yellow, greenish, etc) suggests infection. At your age (18) STDs, (esp. gonorrhea, chlamydia) are the main concern, assuming you are sexually active -- and apparently these are on your mind, given the topic tags you chose. See a doctor or clinic ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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My discharge is yellow what could that mean?

My discharge is yellow what could that mean?

Yeast Infection: If there is a sensation of burning that goes with it then you may have a yeast infection. You can always go see a doctor and do a urine test to see if you have a yeast infection, a doctor will prescribe you some medications from there. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Hi, I am having a yellow stretchy snot like discharge. What could this mean?

More info needed: Discharge from where? Nose? Ear? Vaginal? Other? If vaginal, colored discharge suggests infection. At your age of 22, the most common such infections are STDs, especially gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomonas. See a clinic or doctor for exam and testing. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I've had reddish yellow and brownish yellow discharge for 3 days now what could this mean?

Vaginal discharge: You don't say where the discharge is from, but I'm guessing your vagina. If so, this is a sign of infection -- and at your age that usually means an STD. Get medical care ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Joy Jackson Dr. Jackson
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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Im a female, 15. And i discharge yellow white stuff constantly. What does this mean? I don't know what it is. I gets gluey to. And happens all the time

Vaginal : Vaginal discharge can be normal or represent another problem, such as an infection. I recommend that you make an appointment with your doctor for an exam and treatment if needed. You may have a yeast or bacterial infection. If you are sexually active you may have an std (sexually transmitted disease) like gonorrhea or chlamydia. Regardless you should be evaluated. If you are embarassed and don't want to tell a parent or guardian, there are many free clinics for teens for this type of issue. Look for a family planning clinic in your area, they should be able to help you or guide you to a facility that can help. Good luck. ...Read more