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Can a yeast infection convert into trichomoniasis?

Can a yeast infection convert into trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis (or “trich”) is a very common sexually transmitted disease (std) that is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called trichomonas vaginalis. Although symptoms of the disease vary, most women and men who have the parasite cannot tell they are infected. The disease is not related to yeast. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible that a vaginal yeast infection will turn to trichomoniasis?

Is it possible that a vaginal yeast infection will turn to trichomoniasis?

No, not possible: Trichomonas and vaginal yeast are entirely different and one does not change into the other. Most women normally carry yeast in the vagina, and most women have symptoms from it (yeast infection) from time to time. Trichomonas is an STD and can only be acquired from an infected male partner. However, it can be carried for years without symptoms; new diagnosis doesn't always mean new infection. ...Read more

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White sometimes light yellowish discharge but not a std, bv, yeast infection or trichomoniasis. Large amount of discharge before and after period?

White sometimes light yellowish discharge but not a std, bv, yeast infection or trichomoniasis. Large amount of discharge before and after period?

See answer: Discharge is common to all women and helps vaginas stay healthy by regularly flushing them out and maintaining their ph. Most women have some vaginal discharge throughout their menstrual cycle. Discharges that are relatively whitish, clear, or yellow when dried and unassociated with pain or other symptoms more likely to be insignificant and non-infectious. Recommend good gyn exam and culture. ...Read more

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Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible.

Does trichomonas feel like a bad yeast infection? I've currently been treated for trichomonas 2 days ago & my symptoms are terrible.

Below: The symptoms are similar from both types of vaginal infections.
However, if you cont to have symptoms, you should contact your DR as they have the lab results from your last exam. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection turn into trichomonas infection if untreated?

Can a yeast infection turn into trichomonas infection if untreated?

Yeast infections are: Common fungal infections. Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted parasitic infection. They are two different infections. One does not morph into the other. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it the same lab test for yeast infection and trichomonas or are their different tests for each?

Different tests: Most yeast infections can be diagnosed by exam, without any lab test at all. Trich requires its own lab test. ...Read more

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Yellowish greenis discharge after being treated for chlamydia and trichomoniasis. I feel odd inside but no burning or itching. Yeast infection?

Yellowish greenis discharge after being treated for chlamydia and trichomoniasis. I feel odd inside but no burning or itching. Yeast infection?

Yeast infec unlikely: Yeast infection is not uncommon after antibiotic treatment, but usually is associated with itching and a white cheesey discharge. Yellow green sounds more like persistent infection with trich or other bacterial vaginitis. I recommend that you be reexamined and retested, to include GC and BV as well. ...Read more

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Trichomoniasis, yeast, and something else? Why am I getting these infections? I am monogamous.

STD: Perhaps your partner is not quite as monogamous as you are. Trichomonas is generally sexually transmitted, but yeast may be acquired in other ways. What is the "something else"? You need to have a frank and open conversation with your partner without being accusatory. ...Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection. What could happened if I leave it untreated?

I think I have a yeast infection. What could happened if I leave it untreated?

Treatment is simple: If you are referring to vaginal yeast infection, you should get treated with at least using over the counter medication. There are multiple anti- fungal creams at the drug store and they are not expensive. Ask the pharmacist for help.

You may also have a different type of infection, like bacterial vaginosis. Seek medical care with a gynecologist or a family physician. ...Read more

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How to know I have a yeast infection?

Vaginal?: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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Could I still have a yeast infection?

I don't know your: Symptoms. But one can develop chronic or recurrent yeast infections. ...Read more

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How to know if I have yeast infection?

How to know if I have yeast infection?

Med eval.: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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How do ik if I have a yeast infection?

How do ik if I have a yeast infection?

To know for: Sure, you need exam and tests. Typical symptoms of vaginal candidiasis are cottage cheese like discharge and itching. You should also get tested for diabetes if this becomes recurrent problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a yeast infection?

Yeast: Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work? See your Dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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How to know if I have a yeast infection?

Vaginal?: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. For your first possible yeast infection - get medically evaluated to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a yeast infection?

How to tell if I have a yeast infection?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I am diabetic and have a yeast infection?

Classic: This is typical for diabetes

close follow up with your doc is very important. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an yeast infection?

How to tell if I have an yeast infection?

Symptoms: Vaginal itching, thick whitish discharge, external itching or irritation are common symptoms. Diet can have an effect. So can your blood sugar levels. See your healthcare provider if it happens frequently. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection, what should I do?

Treat it: If that is truly the correct diagnosis and not just your assumption, there are many medications available to treat it, both over the counter and by prescription. ...Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection, what to do?

Get evaluated for: Definitive diagnosis. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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If I have a yeast infection, what should I do?

Have diagnosis: Medically confirmed. Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Sometimes prescription of Diflucan  (Fluconazole)may be indicated. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a yeast infection?

Yeast infection?: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work? See your dr for oral meds. ...Read more

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I had yeast infection, what is the medicine for that?

Consider diflucan (fluconazole): Dr. Fowler has discussed many excellent medications. If these don't work consider contacting your physician for an oral course of fluconazole (Diflucan) ...Read more

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What to do if I've had a yeast infection for a while?

If your yeast: Infection is not responding to over the counter medications then it is probably time to see your gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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I think I might have a yeast infection. What should I do?

See below: There are several over-the-counter creams that are effective. If symptoms persist, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Having repeated incidents of yeast infection what should I do?

Test for Diabetes: Repeated yeast infection may be sign of elevated sugar.Get tested. ...Read more

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I am a boy and I think I have a yeast infection. If it's not a yeast infection what is it?

See below: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a yeast infection or ovulating?

Vaginal discharge: A yeast infection usually yields a whitish cottage cheese type of discharge that itches and can cause swelling of the labia with irritation. Ovulation discharge usefully is thin and watery with the consistency of egg whites and does not cause any type of irritation or itching. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a yeast infection?

Medication: There are over the counter yeast creams that work well and several prescription medications. Chance of yeast is decreased by avoiding sugar and alcohol. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work? See your Dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my yeast infection?

Yeast inf: Yeast inf is treatable. Eat yogurt. And get femstat (butoconazole) cream. Usually people get with antibiotics. Immunocompromised states or diabetics. Depends where the inf is? ...Read more

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How to tell my mom I have yeast infection?

Tell your mom: Your symptoms. If this is your first potential yeast infection - accurate diagnosis via med eval would be prudent. Take care. A yeast infection is not an std. It is a common problem. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a baby yeast infection?

Anti-fungal: If the yeast infection is in the diaper area, over the counter Clotrimazole (mycelex (clotrimazole) and others) will work well. If it is an oral infection, a prescription will be necessary. ...Read more

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Can I get a yeast infection under my breasts?

Can I get a yeast infection under my breasts?

Yes: Especially is there is a lot of moisture. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


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Trichomonas (Definition)

An infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with ...Read more