A 21-year-old female asked:
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okay so i have been having symptoms of a yeast infection but i feel super tender ans swollen around and on ky vagina .... what can cause this ?

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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yeast Infection: The yeast infection can cause inflammation of the walls of the vagina causing some of your symptoms. Try over the counter monistat, and is no relief, consider anti fungal tablets (fluconazole). Probiotics also help improve the vaginal balance of flora and recurrence. Make sure to wear cotton underwear and avoid excessive moisture of vaginal canal as these promote yeast growth.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
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Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik commented
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Other conditions such as bacterial vaginosis can mimic yeast infections and if you fail to respond to antifungal regimens, you may want to consider being evaluated for this.
Feb 7, 2012
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yeast or Bacteria: If you do not respond to antifungal regimens, it is not uncommon to have a bacterial infection which can mimic the symprots of a yeast infection. Bacterial vaginosis is one of the most common causes of vaginal discharge.Vulvitis is another possiblity as is trichomoniasis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. Viral infections such as herpes or papilloma virus may co-exist but present with different symptoms.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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