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.
Of these, sexually transmitted diseases are the most common, specifically because women are usually most susceptible to catching them during unprotected intercourse.
Keep reading to find out more about the most common causes of vaginal yellow discharge and itching.
What STDs Can Cause Itchy Yellow Discharge?
Before we dig deeper into potential sexually transmitted diseases that can cause this, we must first determine whether the discharge is really yellow. Remember that, when exposed to air, normal discharge turns yellow, causing your underpants to have yellow stains as well – but this does not mean that the discharge itself is yellow. Moreover, the discharge might appear to be yellow if you have not been diligent about your personal hygiene lately.
But is the yellow discharge also accompanied by vaginal itching? Have you noticed its consistency be unusually thick and with odor? Is there any blood? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then a sexually transmitted disease might be the cause.