Yellow discharge: Is it Chlamydia or gonorrhea?

 Do chlamydia cause yellow discharge? 

When it comes to discharge the color could be yellow or whitish when in connection with STDs. So do chlamydia cause yellow discharge? The common cause of yellow discharge can be tested and approved for correct treatment. Either male or female can have yellowish discharge when infected by STDs but not chlamydia. The discharge of chlamydia is not yellow but looks whitish and is lighter in texture compared to that of gonorrhea. 

chlamydia yellow discharge

When do yellow discharge appear and is it chlamydia?

You may work up in the morning and feeling like urinating but all of the sudden you feel pain and not only that but with a yellow discharge. Could that be chlamydia yellow discharge? Not really. The cause of yellow discharge on the penis or vagina may mean a disease because its not normal.

Vagina and penile yellow discharge.

When a woman is about to have the monthly period it could show with yellow discharge and not to be  confused with chlamydia. You do not need to worry about it since the cause may not be the problem of STDs. In males the yellow discharge can mean a problem from gonorrhea not chlamydia. The person can have a possibility to get infected by both chlamydia or gonorrhea at the same time. Wow. that is so rare but it can happen honestly. 

Chlamydia and gonorrhea discharge differences?

Chlamydia yellow discharge do not exist instead think about gonorrhea if you see such. The difference between these two are the color and texture of the discharge in both male and female. When a person is infected with chlamydia the discharge is whitish and loose while in gonorrhea the yellow discharge will appear and most of the time it is thick. 

So what type of infection cause yellow discharge?

The infection Bacterial vaginosis can lead to yellow discharge and not that but also STDs. Treating the cause of yellow discharge needs test and examination by a clinician to make sure he is doing the right things for the patient. If you see a discharge with pain most like in a man it means you have a sexually transmitted infection.

How to prevent yellow discharge?

Depending on the mentioned possible cause of yellow discharge which includes STD like gonorrhea condom use is vital when having sexual activity. Chlamydia yellow discharge can occur only if the discharge is contaminated by other cause but not on its own. 

Practicing good vaginal hygiene is important to prevent the infection terrorize your private parts. Circumcision has also been approved to provide good hygiene and prevent  STIs at a certain percentage.


Once you see yellow discharge forget about chlamydia think of other possible culprits. gonorrhea and bacterial vaginosis can cause it. This also to be not confused with yellow discharge in females that happens near menstrual time. Treating this type of discharge can mean seeing a doctor for correct diagnosis and correct treatment. 

Jose Phiri

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