Yellowish Discharge Accompanied By Itching?
Hi, I’m a 20 year old woman. I want to ask my vagina very itchy at first and the discharge continues. I have been to the doctor twice and they say they have a yeast infection. But it’s been 3 months that it still feels itchy (only at the top of the vagina, occasionally on the vulva) and is still yellowish vaginal discharge. Sometimes even feel pain in the vulva, feel hot when urinating, and feel full. The medicine I took was trachon just 3 months ago and I was given prodiva ointment and I still use it today. What should I do? Should I buy the medicine again and take it or go back to the doctor. Because I was a little worried about what was going on with me. Please advise. thank you
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
There are two types of vaginal discharge, namely normal and abnormal vaginal discharge. Normal vaginal discharge is characterized by clear mucus, thick consistency like egg white, not itchy, painless, and odorless.
The abnormal vaginal discharge has the following causes and characteristics:
Fungal infection (candidiasis): characterized by a white discharge, lumpy like cheese, and feels itchy
Bacterial vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis): characterized by a grayish, fishy-smelling discharge
Trichomonas vaginalis parasite infection (trichomoniasis): characterized by a greenish, foul-smelling, and frothy vaginal discharge
Sexually transmitted infections, GO and non-GO: yellowish white vaginal discharge, accompanied by abdominal pain due to inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis)
Pelvic inflammatory disease: characterized by vaginal discharge, lower abdominal pain, fever, and sometimes bleeding
The medicine you mentioned, is anti-fungal. If so, please continue the treatment according to the doctor's recommendation. However, when it's finished, don't buy the medicine yourself without going through a doctor's examination first. Because who knows your illness is different from the disease the other day, and taking drugs without knowing the cause and the correct dosage is very dangerous.
When adjusted to your complaints of itchy vaginal discharge, chances are that your vaginal discharge is caused by fungus. However, it is also possible for other causes.
For this reason, you should confirm the cause of your complaint by controlling the doctor who examined you the other day to check whether the vaginal discharge is a past disease that has not yet been cured, or a new disease. The doctor will dig further your complaints and will do an examination of your genital area and if necessary, the white sample will be taken for examination in the laboratory. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions.
Some things you can do to maintain the health of your female organs are:
Keep your feminine area clean. Clean the vagina from front to back
Dry the feminine area with a clean towel / tissue after cleaning with water
Avoid using feminine soap because the pH is not right can trigger the growth of excess germs in the female area
Don't wear pants that are too tight
Avoid wearing pantyliners as they can cause vaginal moisture to become irritated
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya