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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
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Dr. Carolyn Quist
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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