What does the discharge of a yeast infection look like? And what does the discharge of bacterial vaginosis look like?

Vaginal discharhe. The fungal infection leads to cheese like or ricotta like discharge . The bacterial dischrges could be of any color and some of them have a fishy odor.
Thick, clumpy, white. Typically a vaginal yeast discharge is clumpy, thick, and white and is associated with itching and redness of the vagina and vulva. Bacterial vaginitis discharge may be more yellowish, frothy and thin and have a sl. Odor. Don't rely on these descriptions to self diagnosis although a yeast infection can frequently be successfully treated with an otc remedy.
Yeast vs BV. Bv discharge is thin, clear and smelly (fish odor). Yeast discharge is cottage cheese like, white (milky) and not smelly.

Related Questions

I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and light yeast infection about 2wks ago. I finished my treatment but green discharge came back. What's wrong?

Recurrent BV? STD? BV often recurs, so that's a possibility. However, BV doesn't usually cause colored discharge. Were you tested for STDs, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas? These all are more common in women with BV; make sure your doc does the best tests, including DNA test for trich. Hold off sex, or only with condoms. Keep working with your doctor -- it should be possible to work this out. Read more...

Recently had bacterial vaginosis and a yeast infection. Still think I have bv- treated with metronidazole + fluconazole, discharge white. Thoughts?

Needs restest . When people have both BV and yeast it can be hard to get rid of both. Often one comes back. These cases are tricky and will require retesting to make sure the right infection is being retreated. Read more...
You need another . Culture at a lab like I use for my pts that specializes in vaginal cultures , you can have other types of bacteria and there are 4 different types of yeast you could have and 3 of them while not as common as Candida Albicans are harder to treat, and there are much better drugs than metroni. To treat BV so if u want to see me at 1500 univ dr#106 coralsp, i can do a a proper culture so u can be tre. Read more...

It burns when I urinate. I have had many yeast infections in the past, but my discharge now has a fishy odor. Is it bacterial vaginosis? What can I do

Smelly urine. It could be bacterial vaginosis (bv). Go see your doctor. Read more...
Bacterial vaginosis? The main cause of strong vaginal odor, sometimes with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of bacteria. The STD trichomonas causes the same odor, and other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) are more common in women with BV and could cause burning. (Usually no burning with BV itself.) See a doctor soon for diagnosis, treatment, and STD testing. Good luck! Read more...

It looks like I may have a yeast infection combined with bacterial vaginosis. What over-the-counter medications can I use to treat this?

BV requires Rx. There are several over-the-counter products for treating a yeast infection, but BV typically requires an antibiotic treatment that is a prescription. This is also a situation where self-diagnosis may not work, so it's best to see a doctor, anyway. Read more...

I need help! How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

Symptoms. Yeast usually causes a thick white discharge associated with itching and irritation. Bacterial vaginosis also causes a discharge, thinner, white to gray with a fishy odor. Read more...