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Can A Vaginal Infection Cause Symptoms Years Later
I've had a urinary tract infection and never resolved it. Can having it for several years untreated, cause erection problems?
Careful: Yes, especially if it is not an UTI but a sexually transmitted disease. Please go get checked. ...Read more
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
What can cause a 20 year old have a sexual dysfunction? Can a vaginal infection cause sexual dysfunction in a female? How can it be treated?
Stress & anxiety: Many causes of sexual dysfunction in (young) women. Stress, anxiety & relationship rank high on list. Check out http://www.webmd.com/women/guide/sexual-dysfunction-women, http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_An_Overview_of_Sexual_Dysfunction & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/female-sexual-dysfunction/basics/definition/con-20027721 for more information. ...Read more
Can a bladder infection spread and become a vaginal infection? I've had all the symptoms of a bladder infection and now i'm starting to have discharge
Recurrent malaria: Malaria due to different species of plasmodium can recur if the extra-erythrocytic phases of the disease are not appropriately managed. When recurrence happens it has to be treated as primary malaria and all forms of the disease must be managed. It has been reported to recur as long as 26 years after primary infection. I have seen it 20 years after. ...Read more
Can a vaginal yeast infection cause frequent urination and other uti symptoms?? If yes, how to treat?
Yeast? UTI? STD?: Yeast might do this, but as you suggest yourself, it sounds more like a UTI. STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia also can cause similar symptoms, and it can be difficult to distinguish all these from one another. Professional evaluation is needed. Consider your nearest government funded sexual health centre. Australia's SHCs are the best genital medicine clinics in the world. You'll get great care. ...Read more
No, yeast should not: Delay your period. Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Depends: It would depend on what the vaginal infection is. If it is yeast or bacterial vaginitis or trichomonas, then maybe not much. If one is concerned with chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphillis or other infections then it becomes urgent. Get in to see your pcp or gyn urgently and get checked and treated. ...Read more
What kind of test?: Vaginal yeast causes itching, irritation, and sometimes increased vaginal discharge; most affected women would not call it "aching". What kind of test was it? In a doctor's office or something you found on line? If the latter, I suggest you ignore it and see your doctor. Definitely should not have and should ignore tests for "systemic" yeast or candida, like a saliva or "spit test". ...Read more
Hematuria: Not sure what you are referring too as brown discharge. Often if a patient has blood in their urine it can appear brownish. Blood in the urine with a UTI is common, but can also indicated other concerns.. The urine should a the minimum be re-checked after the UTI symptoms have abated. ...Read more
Can a yeast infection cause cramping similar to menstrual cramps? It isn't time for my period and I have a yeast infection from antibiotic use.
Since yeast infections can come from sex, how many times a week should a woman have sex without worrying about the overgrowth & recurrent infections?
Yeast is not sexual: You are mistaken. Yeast infections do not "come from sex". Every human being normally has yeasts in their intestines, and many women have them normally in their vaginas. Having a yeast infection doesn't mean you caught it from another person, and the frequency of sex has nothing to do with it. ...Read more
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