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Doctor insights on: Bacterial Vaginosis Versus Yeast Infection

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Do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

Do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

U could have both: Yeast usually itches and is white, BV usally smells and is green , brown, yellow , or opaque, see your gyn for a culture because you could have both and there are 6 diff bact that can cause BV and sometimes you can other bact like e coli , etc in tehevagina. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can bacterial vaginosis turn into a yeast infection?

Can bacterial vaginosis turn into a yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are common and can happen in numerous scenarios. The most common one is when one is on antibiotics for a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How to know it is just flar ups of bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

How to know it is just flar ups of bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

Yeast vs BV: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. Bacterial Vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

I need help! How do I know if I have bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

Symptoms: Yeast usually causes a thick white discharge associated with itching and irritation. Bacterial vaginosis also causes a discharge, thinner, white to gray with a fishy odor. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Signs & symptoms?

How to differentiate between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection? Signs & symptoms?

Odor and consistency: Bv has bad odor and discharge may be yellowish, and thinner. Yeast doesn't have odor, has white, cottage cheese like discharge and itches. ...Read more

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How to identify whether I have a combo of yeast infection as well as bacterial vaginosis?

How to identify whether I have a combo of yeast infection as well as bacterial vaginosis?

Need exam.: Bv usually produces a fishy odor, thin and homgenous off white discharge. Yeast infection produces itching and occasionally a whitish clumpy discharge. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more