Dive into understanding the various factors behind yellow discharge, its relation to infections or STDs, and what healthy and unhealthy discharge looks like.
Why am I getting a yellow discharge?
Yellow discharge may or may not indicate an infection. If the discharge is a pale yellow, odorless, and not accompanied by other symptoms, it may not be a cause for concern. In other instances, yellow discharge can be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or a bacterial infection.
Is regular yellow discharge normal?
Very light yellow discharge is more common than you might think. Sometimes the color is daffodil yellow. Other times it’s more of a greener chartreuse. This color is usually a sign of an infection, but if you know you’re probably in the clear (as in it’s a one-off occurrence), what you eat could affect the color.
What STD is yellow discharge?
Chlamydia. What it is: Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is easily cured. Left untreated it can cause infertility in women. Symptoms: Women may have pain when urinating, itching around the vagina, yellow fluid (discharge) from the vagina, bleeding between periods, or pain in the lower abdomen.
What is a healthy discharge color?
Color: Vaginal discharge is healthy if it’s clear, milky white or off-white. Dark yellow, brown, green or grey discharge may indicate an infection or other issue. Smell: Vaginal discharge may have an odor, but it shouldn’t be strong and shouldn’t be unpleasant.
What is unhealthy discharge like?
These signs can mean there’s a problem with a girl’s discharge: a change in odor, especially an unpleasant odor. a change in color, especially greenish, grayish, or anything looking like pus. a change in texture, such as foamy or looking like cottage cheese.
What colors are bad for discharge?
Discharge that is a darker shade of yellow, yellowish-green, or green usually signals a bacterial or sexually transmitted infection. See a doctor promptly if vaginal discharge is thick or clumpy or it has a foul odor.