Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida and have several common symptoms though it varies from person to person which ones they suffer with. Itching, burning, pain when urinating or when having sex, inflammation, irritation, a yeasty odor and a discharge are the main ones. You cannot diagnose a yeast infection just by the fact that you have a discharge though. There are several infections and STDs that have similar or the same symptoms. Everything needs to be considered and it is important to have a doctor give you a professional diagnosis so that you get accurate treatment.
A yeast infection discharge is sometimes compared to cottage cheese in consistency . A little lumpy, watery and color varies from whites to grey to slightly yellow. For some sufferers a yeast infection discharge has no odor at all, whereas for others there is a yeasty smell. If you have a discharge that smells foul or fishy this is not a yeast infection symptom and you need a professional to investigate your condition further.
Though a yeast infection discharge is more common in women who have vaginal yeast infections it is possible for a man who has a penile yeast infection to suffer with a discharge also, coming from the tip of his penis. The consistency, color and odor are all the same as the female equivalent.