Q. Can a yeast infection cause a thick and white discharge?

Answered by
Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 26, 2023

Hi doctor,

Could I be having a yeast infection if I have a whitish thick discharge. I have never seen it before. My boyfriend once went through and came out white which was unusual. Please advise.



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Thank you for your query,

  1. If there is no ulcer or redness, that could be of some local infection to avoid such infections. I suggest the following:
  2. Keep that area clean and dry
  3. Change undergarments two times in a day.
  4. Wash your genital with soft cleansers, clean and dry.
  5. If discharge is excessive, you should take a proper antibiotic course.

Is there itching also? Is the discharge smelly? Is there any burning micturition or increased frequency of urination? Does your partner have any genital infection?

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