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is yeast infection bacterial or viral

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
yeast infection: Yeast is not a bacteria but it is in the fungus family. Sometimes hard to get rid of this infection. See your doctor about more or other treatment t ... Read More
Dr. David Haacke
19 years experience Family Medicine
Jarrish-Herxheimer : This is perhaps due to a few things. However most likely is what is called a jarrish herxheimer reaction, which is the body cleaning out the debris f ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
8 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question. A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
PID: You could develop pelvic inflammatory disease, which can be potentially life threatening. If you haven't had kids, pelvic infections could affect your ... Read More
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Dr. Justin Nelson
16 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Get worse: most likely it will get worse or cause other issues. Please see your local MD to have it evaluated and treated Connect with my Virtual Practice on ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
See your GYN: A good exam and some testing will answer this.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
40 years experience Gynecology
Wet prep: yeast-- white discharge and itching. bacterial vaginosis- yellow discharge and odor. diagnosis is by viewing the discharge under the microscope (w ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
U could have both: Yeast usually itches and is white, BV usally smells and is green , brown, yellow , or opaque, see your gyn for a culture because you could have both a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Symptoms: Yeast usually causes a thick white discharge associated with itching and irritation. Bacterial vaginosis also causes a discharge, thinner, white to g ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Need exam.: Bv usually produces a fishy odor, thin and homgenous off white discharge. Yeast infection produces itching and occasionally a whitish clumpy discharg ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
19 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, you can have both BV and yeast, they are not mutually exclusive.
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