Vaginal discharge serves an important housekeeping function in the female reproductive system. Vaginal discharge is the fluid made by glands inside the vagina and cervix, which usually carries away bacteria and dead cells, keeping the vagina clean and preventing infections.
As unpleasant and bothersome as it might be, vaginal discharge is an important part of the vagina’s self-cleaning mechanism. The vaginal mucus helps flush out bacteria and maintain a healthy balance of the vaginal flora, preventing infections and ensuring that the vaginal environment is always clean.
Yellow vaginal discharge no odor may not pose a major health threat if it occurs before or after period, or during pregnancy. On the other hand, if the underlying cause is a forgotten tampon, a sexually transmitted disease, bacterial vaginosis, or even cervical/vaginal cancer, yellow discharge no odor should be a reason of concern.
Keep reading to see when you should seek medical assistance if you’re experiencing yellow odorless vaginal discharge.
Vaginal discharge is a normal part of vagina’s self-cleaning mechanism, but when it is accompanied by itchiness, unpleasant odor, yellow/greenish color and a thicker consistency, the discharge is no longer normal. Many women mistakenly think of itchy yellow discharge as a symptom of yeast infection (or thrush) or bacterial vaginosis, thinking very little of other potential conditions that might cause it.