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yellowish green vaginal discharge?

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Hi Dr.,

I have been having a yellowish green vaginal discharge. I have no other symptoms and it is non smelling, etc. It is completely odorless. Anyway, went to the dr. last week and had a full STD panel, swab, etc. But, I was on my period at the time of testing, although it was very light. She said that she could still do the STD check even though I was on my period, because of the fact that it was light.

Thankfully, ALL the tests came back normal and negative. My question is: would my test results be accurate if I were on my period? Just wondering why I have this yellowish green discharge. I am ovulating and also have some clear discharge, too. Could this be normal discharge or something I should worry about?


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replied March 9th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A32604
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Changes in vaginal discharge appearance, consistency and color could indicate possible vaginal infection. If the discharge has persisted, you should consider getting repeat evaluation done along with repeat swab/smear test on the discharge to confirm/rule out infection (while not on periods). Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
Take care.



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