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.

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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...

What can cause yellow vaginal discharge other than yeast infection?

Infection? Colored (yellow, tan, etc) vaginal discharge often means an infection, including STDs if at risk. Yeast usually does NOT cause colored discharge -- usually little discharge, generally white and thick. (The main yeast symptom is itching and irritation.) Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation, so see your doctor soon. Good luck! Read more...

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...