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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can vaginal yeast infections break the hymen?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No, but...: No, but it doesn't matter. Treat the yeast. Don't worry about the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some symptoms of vaginal yeast infections?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Discharge and itch: A vaginal yeast infection usually causes a thick white discharge with itchiness and redness to the vagina. See your doctor for confirmation.

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Last updated May 13, 2020


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