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how to tell if you have a yeast infection without a doctor

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Kroumpouzos
31 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: Yeast infections cause a cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge that is usually very itchy. An ob/gyn or dermatologist can diagnose it very easily.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some options: Your physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Men often don't have symptoms of yeast infection. Some may have redness & irritation of the head of penis or discharge under foreskin. May try otc ant ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Asked and Answered: No. This is not tested on a normal urine test.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
34 years experience Gynecology
Itchy rash: A typical yeast infection is associated with itching in or around the vagina. There may be a thick white or greenish yellow discharge, swelling and te ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Symptoms: The typical symptoms are an increased discharge associated with an odor, itch or discomfort. However any atypical discharge should be discussed with y ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: A good exam and urine testing will best answer this.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Symptoms & Signs: Itch , whitish dischage , occ. Burning.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medical eval: Can lead to accurate diagnosis. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal i ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Even so: Even when we do sort it out, recent studies show so many sinus infections are those darn untreatable viruses that making the distinction may not be as ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Vaginal discharge: A yeast infection usually yields a whitish cottage cheese type of discharge that itches and can cause swelling of the labia with irritation. Ovulation ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
For first time - get: Medical eval to know for sure. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal in ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
UTI vs Yeast: An easy test to tell the difference is a urinalysis--it can see presence of bacteria or white blood cells in the urine. Both conditions may cause bur ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, va ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Blood test: The most commonly tested bacteria for in stomach infection is h. Pylori which is screened with a blood test. This is the organism responsible for stom ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Simpkins
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Need path: Even though things 'look like cancer' the only real way to know is with tissue and that is done with a biopsy.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ITCHING&DISCHARGE: The main symptoms of yeast infection are vaginal itch and white cheesy vaginal discharge it can sometimes cause pain or burning during urination and ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Of what?: Skin, urine, internal? Be more specific.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually pain : Osteomyelitis (bone infection) can present many ways. Pain is often present, sometimes accompanied with swelling, fever, drainage, and redness. Imag ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Fever and other symp: You will start with cold and than you may run fever and depending where the secondary infection is you will get symtoms, like ear ache for otitis medi ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Get a pelvic exam: It's not always easy to tell if it's a yeast infection vs herpes. If your only symptom is itching in the vaginal area it could be either. If there is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Several ways: If you mean helicobacter pylori infection, several ways: 1. Endoscopy with biopsy (most accurate) 2. Breath test 3. Stool test 4. Blood test (leas ... Read More
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