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A 17-year-old female asked:

Can yeast infection cause tears around vaginal area? such as top of clitoris, and bellow vagina opening above anus?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yeast: In general, yeast does not cause tears. The resultant inflammation can make someone more susceptible to injury/tears. See a md for an exam to assess for other causes.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: A yeast infection can certainly be associated with all the things you ask about.
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes, but other skin conditions can also cause these fissures or "tears" that you note. If you do not respond to treatment you should see a knowledgeable GYN who can rule out some of these other problems.
May 20, 2013
Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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