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Do I have a yeast infection or std? I have a white cloudy discharge and some itch but thats it.

Do I have a yeast infection or std? I have a white cloudy discharge and some itch but thats it.

Could be either/both: The only way to tell for sure is getting it checked by your doc. You can try otc monistat or vagisil which can treat yeast but nothing else. If either of these meds gets rid of your trouble, then it is yeast infection. If not, you need to see doc for an evaluation/treatment. Untreated std can have devastating consequences such as pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility etc...Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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I have a discharge of what seems like everyday, but it isn't a yeast infection or any type of std. What is it?

I have a discharge of what seems like everyday, but it isn't a yeast infection or any type of std. What is it?

Maybe..: If it is clear to white, varies in volume, goes from liquidy to stretchy, has no odor and causes no itching, burning, redness or pain - it could be leukorrhea. This is a normal vaginal secretion. Get checked for any sxs. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my discharge is clumpy and has a slight odor . Is this just a yeast infection or could it be a STD , what do you suggest?

It might be: Yeast. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Would encourage you to obtain medical eval to determine what type of infection this is. ...Read more

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I tested negative for std's & was told i had a yeast infection. After taking meds discharge still appeared. What could this be. Yeast infection again?

Need for evaluation: It could be recurrence of yeast infection, or bacterial vaginosis. You should see your doctor for an evaluation and to rule out causes that may predispose to repeated yeast infection, e.g., hormone imbalance, diabetes and immune issues. ...Read more

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I have had very thick&clumpy white/greenish discharge for a while.I took AZO thinking it was a yeast infection but that did nothing.No STD matches.

Here are some ...: AZO is a prep to easing voiding discomfort from UTI, not for yeast infection. So, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of your symptoms and signs as well as their potentially related discomforts over time to Doc for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed so to deduce possible correct Dx and redirect reasonable care/ Rx... ...Read more

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I have too much daily vaginal discharge. Tested negative for yeast infection and std. White/thick, or clear. Sometimes it has odor.What's the problem?

I have too much daily vaginal discharge. Tested negative for yeast infection and std. White/thick, or clear. Sometimes it has odor.What's the problem?

Needs testing: There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Gyno said yeast infection. Gone for a day came back reoccurring discharge and sever itching. Is this an std?

Gyno said yeast infection. Gone for a day came back reoccurring discharge and sever itching. Is this an std?

No: Yeast causes severe itching. The fact that it left for a day (with treatment i assume) is a good sign that it was yeast. Sometimes you have to use the treatment for twice as long as recommended, or repeat it right away. I would advise using treatment for longer. And no, it is not and std although sex can cause the overgrowth of your own yeast, and give you these symptoms. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have yellow discharge w/ a smell but it's not a strong or fishy odor could I have a STD or just a yeast infection?

Sometimes I have yellow discharge w/ a smell but it's not a strong or fishy odor could I have a STD or just a yeast infection?

Bacterial Vaginosis: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read more

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Six months I have had chunky sour tasting discharge. I've tested negative for all stds, yeast infection, bacterial infection. How can I fix this?

Six months I have had chunky sour tasting discharge. I've tested negative for all stds, yeast infection, bacterial infection. How can I fix this?

Sour tasting?: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Seen on Thurs due to discharge-no other symptoms. No yeast infection or BV. NP said white count was up. Dx w/cervicitis. Abx given. Do I have an STD?

Seen on Thurs due to discharge-no other symptoms. No yeast infection or BV. NP said white count was up. Dx w/cervicitis. Abx given. Do I have an STD?

Cervicitis has: multiple causes some std infections like chlamydia or gonorrhea , genital herpes, trichomoniasis can cause cervicitis. Some non std infections also can cause cervicitis. It is possible that np gave you antibiotic aganist one of the agent causing your cervicitis. ...Read more

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

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

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 of the labia, vaginal opening, etc. There are many causes of vaginal discharge, including STDs. Since you ask about STDs, probably you suspect you may be at risk, so get tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if ihave milky discharge but not STD or yeast infection everything is normal? Could my horomones be messed up?

What does it mean if ihave milky discharge but not STD or yeast infection everything is normal? Could my horomones be messed up?

See your OB/GYN: This needs an exam and possible cultures. Bacterial vaginosis can have milky discharge as can other conditions. Also could be normal. However if this is a change from the normal, you need to be seen by your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Discharge and itchiness but not a yeast infection or std, my resluts came back negative for any STDs and negative for yeast. What could it be?

Discharge and itchiness but not a yeast infection or std, my resluts came back negative for any STDs and negative for yeast. What could it be?

Vaginitis: If you are having a vaginal discharge didn't your doctor examine you and the discharge and give you some type of assessment? Don't know what tests you received, but the best thing to do if you have not been examined is to go and see somebody who will do this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause yellow discharge and odor, negative on STD test, and just got treated on yeast infection?

What can cause yellow discharge and odor, negative on STD test, and just got treated on yeast infection?

Vaginitis: You probably have a bacterial vaginal infection. This would not respond to treatment for yeast and would be negative on STD test. See your doctor, antibiotic would help this. ...Read more

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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. John Landi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more