Watery, Slightly Yellowish Discharge, Not Itchy But Smells Fishy?
If the discharge is watery, like yellowish water, it doesn’t itch but is a little fishy, is it the result of a sexually transmitted disease or fungus?
Vaginal discharge is actually a normal condition that can be experienced by all women as the body's mechanism for cleaning intimate organs. However, normal vaginal discharge has the following characteristics:
colorless (white or clear), odorless, does not itch, is not accompanied by pain
If you experience vaginal discharge that is yellowish in color and smells fishy then this condition is not normal. Generally, this condition can be caused by a bacterial infection in the vagina, either sexually transmitted (sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomoniasis) or not (bacterial vaginosis). Vaginal infections due to yeast (vaginal candidiasis) have different characteristics, namely a white vaginal discharge like condensed milk accompanied by intense itching. The condition you are experiencing is different from the symptoms of a yeast infection so it may not be related.
To determine the cause, you should see a doctor for further examination. Supportive tests such as vaginal discharge or blood tests may be recommended by your doctor to further investigate the cause, so that appropriate treatment can be given to you according to the underlying condition.
To care for the health of your intimate organs it is recommended to:
Maintain intimate hygiene to keep it clean, dry and not damp Wear underwear that is not tight and made of cotton Change underwear regularly, especially if it is wet or damp Get used to washing the intimate organs from front to back to prevent bacteria from the anus from transferring to Vaginal Avoid using feminine hygiene too often because it can trigger a disturbance in the normal vaginal flora balance, making it susceptible to infection. Avoid risky sexual contact
Related information can be read here:
Disturbing vaginal discharge and how to deal with it
Recognize the signs of dangerous vaginal discharge
I hope it's useful,
dr. Muliani Sukiman