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The Shy One
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I have a couple of questions I hope that you can answer.

I've noticed that for the past 2 days my discharge has been whiter and runnier than usual. Could this be a sign of infection? Would it have anything to do with the fact that I just got over a UTI?

Also, occasionally, when I pee, I notice that there's something in the toilet that's whitesh yellow. It looks like stringy/elastic dichharge I sometimes get during my cycle. Any ideas what this could be? Would this be related to by month long UTI that finally got cleared up after 2 courses of antibiotics?

I've never been sexually active, and am experiencing no pain or itching.

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Discharge does change during the month, and if you're looking closely for changes, you're likely to find them.

If it's not yellow, green, or brown, and doesn't have a strong smell, and you're not itching, then everything sounds normal.

I will caution that after two courses of antibiotics you might want to be wary of a yeast infection--which you are, by the topic of this post--but symptoms of that will involve a very different discharge, and most likely some itching.

For your information:
Honorably discharged – A Guide to your Vaginal secretions
The FBI Files: Yeast Infections

Also, if you'd like to possibly prevent one, I can suggest taking Acidophilus supplements (usually found with other nutritional supplements in the drug/grocery store) and/or making it a point to eat some plain yogurt that's labeled "with active cultures."

Laurel Lemming
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