For what reasons might the body make white discharge when you get a yeast infection?

Varies. Some of the discharge is the overgrowth of the yeast organisms. Some of the discharge is the white blood cells that the body sends to fight the infection. Some of the discharge is the increased fluid leaking from the irritated walls of the vagina.

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Is it possible to get a yeast infection without discharge?

Yes. If it does not involve the vaginal barrel, the yeast infection can be without discharge on the mucous membranes of the perineum (labia, vulva) or the surrounding skin. Read more...

How did I get a yeast infection from having sex with condom? Little clumpy discharge light red vagina. Can condoms do that? Didnt have problemstillsex

You may. You may have a latex allergy. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may also have to see your gynecologist to get this solved. Read more...
Yeast Infections . Yeast infections are not stds. They are not contagious in general, but are about the environment of the skin infected. Usually yeast infections are easily treated and not of great concern. Read more...

After every menstrual period I get a yeast infection, why is that? It's like a cottage cheese discharge with a light to strong smell sometimes

PH change. Your vaginal pH changes with the period rolling through the vagina possibly causing the repeat "yeast" infections. Have your MD check first post period with a sample for a wet smear and if yeast is confirmed consider a longer term oral yeast Rx and avoid douching and harsh soaps in that region. Read more...

I think I might have a yeast infection, I have white discharge, and slight itch but I get discharge like that once and awhile...Do i?

OTC yeast meds. Any of the otc yeast medications are safe to use. If the problem persists though you should see your doctor for further testing. Other infections can cause similar symptoms and the only way to know is to get tested. Read more...

Do I have yeast infection if I get discharge a lot?

See below. A discharge of this degree is a infection and is most probably a yest infection you need to see a physician to be certain as to the exact agent casuing the infection. Read more...