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A 47-year-old member asked:

How can i tell the difference between a yeast infection and bv?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
See your HCP: The symptoms can frequently be similar for both, but, typically, BV is associated with a foul fishy ordor, a watery discharge that comes and goes, and itching. A yeast infection generally does not have a distinct odor, but may have a thick discharge and itching associated with it. Many times, vaginal dryness is the first indication of a yeast infection.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a fungal and yeast infection?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Yeast infection: Fungi can be yeasts or molds. Some fungi have both yeast and mold phases of growth, and this will depend often upon whether they are in the human body or in nature or in culture in the laboratory.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

How can you tell when you no longer have a yeast infection?

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Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yeast infection: Your itching will go away, and discharge will return to your normal. If it persists, with treatment, see your gyn for further testing.
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