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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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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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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

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