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A 30-year-old male asked:

If my partner had a yeast infection, would that cause me to get herpes?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
No: Yeast and herpes are different types of infections cause by two different germs. If you have herpes from your partner, your partner likely has herpes as well. ---> You get herpes from another person with herpes.

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Can herpes cause foul yeast infection?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Let me try to help: Yeast caused by yeast infection; herpes is virus. Sometimes yeast infection happens as complication to herpes.
A male asked:

How can you tell if you have yeast infection or herpes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get a pelvic exam: It's not always easy to tell if it's a yeast infection vs herpes. If your only symptom is itching in the vaginal area it could be either. If there is thick white d/c then your doc can test this for yeast. If there is a sore, this can be cultured for herpes. If you think you may have been exposed to herpes, but there is no visible sore there is a blood test to detect if you have an infection too.
Last updated Oct 18, 2015


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