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how can you tell if you have a yeast infection?

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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 35 years experience
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 tenderness. Usually yeast infections occur after someone has been on antibiotics or the area is subjected to frequent warm moist conditions.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yeast: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Burning, itching,,,: A yeast infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance. In the clinic, etc. Diagnosis is done with a scraping or swab of the area placed on a microscope slide, which is treated with KOH dissolving the cells and leaving the candida yeast cells.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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 examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Symptoms: Vaginal itching, thick whitish discharge, external itching or irritation are common symptoms. Diet can have an effect. So can your blood sugar levels. See your healthcare provider if it happens frequently.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No, but your dr: Can assess to answer this. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
MD can diagnose.: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If there is a bad odor or discharge other than white or clear - it is probably not yeast. Your doctor can test to obtain correct diagnosis.
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 26 years experience
Vaginal itch: Discharge itch, thick yougurt like discharge

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how is a yeast infection caused?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Bacterial imbalance: Most yeast infections are caused by a fungus candia albicans which is normally present in small amount in vagina and is kept under control by haelthy bacteria called hemophulus, when that balance is compromised by antibiotics, hormone replacement, pregnancy, or there is immune problems due to diabetes or HIV than there is overgrowth of the fungus and that causes yeast or candia infection with discharg.
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Can you tell me how a yeast infection is caused?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Change in bact flora: Most of the yeast infections are caused by a fungus candida albicans.There are bacteria normally present in healthy vagina with few yeast cells.The normal bacteria is lactobacillus which keeps yeast or candida under control. When this balance is changed, by antibiotics, estrogen level, pregnancy and hormone replacement therapy and conditions like diabetes or hiv, than there is overgrowth of yeast.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Could you describe how to tell a yeast infection?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Odor, itch, caseous: Generally, a classical odor associated with itch and caseous (cheese-like) "drainage" is typical of vaginal yeast infections. However, other locations such as the oral cavity present with a white coating of the tongue (thrush) or with severe itching between the toes associated with peeling of the skin (tinea pedis). Yeast infections of the bloodstream are serious and life-threatening.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How to tell my mom I have yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tell your mom: Your symptoms. If this is your first potential yeast infection - accurate diagnosis via med eval would be prudent. Take care. A yeast infection is not an std. It is a common problem.
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Can you tell me how doctora check yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yeast infection: Yeast can be evaluated for using wet mount of a small amount of the discharge with KOH under a microscope. Some times a culture is done.

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