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are white flakey/clumpy spots on outer part of vagina a symptom of a yeast infection? are there any other conditions that cause this?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Usually yeast: This can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle, etc, but usually irritating, itchy, white clumps are a sign of a yeast infection. It's probably worth trying an over-the-counter treatment like monistat, but if it does not improve or you have pain, bleeding, fever, etc - see a doctor.
Answered on Sep 10, 2014
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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
over the counter treatments often cause irritation and allergic reactions, so watch out for this
Jan 7, 2012
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Provided original answer
Treating it as yeast will not irritate it if it is anything else. However, if it does not resolve, see you Dr.
Dec 31, 2011
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Unsure.: Yeast can cause a clumpy, white discharge that doesn't have a bad odor that cause cause redness and itching. However, if sounds like you are talking about vaginal tissue. These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment.
Answered on Oct 31, 2018

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