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I have a foul smelly yellow discharge for about 3 months that comes and goes. what can this be?
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1610069 tn?1298246904
Hello prettygirl81,
* Normal Vaginal Discharge: May be clear or white, thin or thick. It is not odorous and there is no itching.
    * Abnormal Vaginal Discharge
          o Yellow or green vaginal discharge is usually from an infection.
          o A foul-smelling discharge is usually from an infection.
          o A thick, white, itchy, cottage cheese-like non-odorous discharge is often caused by a yeast infection.

Common Causes of an Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

    * Vaginitis: Vaginitis is a general term that means "vaginal inflammation." Vaginal discharge and genital itching are the symptoms of vaginitis. Vaginitis may occur because of chemical irritation (e.g. excessive douching, or excessive use of over the counter yeast medication) or vaginitis may have an infectious cause. The three main infectious types of vaginitis are:  
          o Candidiasis (thick, white, cottage cheese-like, non-odorous discharge)
          o Trichomonas (foamy, yellow-green foul-smelling discharge)
          o Bacterial vaginosis (white-gray discharge, fishy odor).
    * Vaginal Foreign Bodies: Vaginal foreign bodies (e.g. forgotten tampon) must be removed to prevent vaginal infection. Sometimes these are not discovered until after the woman goes into the doctor for a bad-smelling vaginal discharge.
    * Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Gonorrhea and Chlamydia are sexually transmitted diseases the symptoms of which may include a new or abnormal vaginal discharge. Other symptoms can include pain with urination, pelvic pain, and bleeding.
Info taken from website: http://www.bannerhealth.com/incfiles/housecalls/adult/genitalorurinarysymptoms/vaginaldischarge.htm

i would visit an obgyn pretty soon. good luck.
Avatar universal
it could be some type of vaginal infection
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