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A 27-year-old female asked:

I am diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection. do i have a bacterial vaginosis also?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
No: Yeast is a different infection, u can have both sometimes but they are not the same and the treatments are differnent.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between bacterial vaginosis and a vaginal yeast infection?

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Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Different causes: Bacterial vaginosis is caused by bacteria normally found in the vagina. Discharge is white to grey and often has a fishy odor. Yeast is caused by a fungus; discharge is thick and clumpy often with itching. The first is treated with an antibiotic, the second with antifungal medication. People often self diagnose incorrectly and use the wrong treatment.
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Last updated Jan 27, 2017


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