Yellowish Vaginal Discharge After Ovulation
Vaginal discharge is normal before and after your menstrual cycles and is especially increased before and after ovulation. The discharge is generally more elastic and watery during the ovulation phase. A white discharge after ovulation is considered normal as long as it is not accompanied by itching. If this symptom is present it could indicate a yeast infection. A yellow discharge after ovulation however may indicate infection especially if it has foul smell and is clumpy or thick. The most common vaginal infection is Candidiasis which is also known as thrush. It is caused by the candida fungus found in the vagina. This infection can cause itching, irritation, soreness and redness in the vaginal region and can be seen as a thick yellow discharge after ovulation. This kind of a discharge can also be caused by a sexually transmitted disease known as Trichnomoniasis. This infection causes a fishy smelling discharge which can be yellow, yellowish-grey or even green in color. This infection can occur in both men and women and in women it causes symptoms like irritation and inflammation in the vagina. A yellow discharge after ovulation can also be caused by other sexually transmitted diseases like Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. These however will have more severe symptoms like irregular bleeding and chronic pain in the pelvis.
On the other hand a brown discharge after ovulation may not be a big cause for concern. It is usually the remaining decomposed blood which trickles down along with the clear discharge after ovulation. However in some cases it could even indicate internal bleeding. Vaginal bleeding can be caused by cervical ulceration or erosion and in some cases may even indicate uterine cancer. Sometimes a brown discharge after ovulation could even indicate an early pregnancy. When the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall, it could cause brown spotting in some women and hence it is advisable to take a pregnancy test to be absolutely sure. A cloudy discharge after ovulation generally indicates the end of the ovulation cycle. This kind of discharge after ovulation in normal where the mucus plug at the mouth of the cervix becomes thicker. In some case the cloudy discharge after ovulation is accompanied by itching, inflammation and painful urination and may indicate Gonorrhea. Therefore it is very important to note changes in vaginal discharge after ovulation so that infections can be diagnosed in time and the correct treatment can be started.
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