Could thick green vaginal discharge before my period be a sign of a yeast infection or BV?

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Yeast infections tend to be thick white and clumpy, while bacterial vaginosis tends to be a grey watery discharge with a "fishy" odour.

It would certainly be a good idea to get retested for STDs to be sure that you are not infected.

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