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Can a woman give a man a yeast infection? Can a yeast infection turn into a std?

Can a woman give a man a yeast infection? Can a yeast infection turn into a std?

Yeast infection: Men seldom develop symptomatic infection but can colonize the skin on the penis and transmit it back to the woman, resulting in difficulty in elimination of her symptoms. It is not an std in the sense that you are using it. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Does a yeast infection turn into a STD if not treated?

Does a yeast infection turn into a STD if not treated?

No: In general a vaginal yeast infection does not turn into an std. Always use condoms to prevent stds. ...Read more

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Do I have a yeast infection or an std?

Do I have a yeast infection or an std?

As above : U did not provide enough information , but something like this is better to see a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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If i treat myself for a yeast infection but have an STD how long will it take symptoms to reappear?

STD: If you actually have an STD, the treatment for a yeast infection shouldn't make the symptoms go away. STDs, however, are not always associated with symptoms, so you should get tested regularly regardless. ...Read more

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I'm worried i might have a yeast infection, but i think it might be another kind of std. Please help what do I do?

I'm worried i might have a yeast infection, but i think it might be another kind of std. Please help what do I do?

See your doctor: Best bet is to see your doctor for an exam. Otherwise you'll be wondering and worrying, and that's no good for you. Take care. ...Read more

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I was treated for a yeast infection & symptoms went away. Is it still possible that it was a STD & not a yeast infection?

I was treated for a yeast infection & symptoms went away. Is it still possible that it was a STD & not a yeast infection?

Without testing?: Untreated vaginal STDs become less symptomatic. And even asymptomatic. But they can prove dangerous and over time make a female infertile. If you could have an STD then you need testing. Infections do not clear on their own. Ever. ...Read more

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Could i get a yeast infection from someone performing oral sex on me? I don't have any STDs nor my boyfriend. He just performs too rough.

Could i get a yeast infection from someone performing oral sex on me? I don't have any STDs nor my boyfriend. He just performs too rough.

Yes you can: Anything that causes too much trauma to the vagina could cause a yeast infection. Ask your boyfriend to be more gentile. ...Read more

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Please respond! If i have yeast infection possibly (not std) and i use topical yeast medication and it's not yeast infection, will that cause one?

Please respond! If i have yeast infection possibly (not std) and i use topical yeast medication and it's not yeast infection, will that cause one?

No: A topical yeast medication, when used on a skin rash that is actually not a yeast skin rash, will not cause a yeast skin infection... because the topical yeast medication blocks yeast growth. ...Read more

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Pain during and after sex everytime.it feels like something rips externally.I have no STDS or yeast infection.I only got this a year after being acti?

Pain during and after sex everytime.it feels like something rips externally.I have no STDS or yeast infection.I only got this a year after being acti?

Not normal: Hi. I can't tell you what that is, but I sure can tell you what it isn't - normal! Pain with intercourse at your age needs a gynecologic evaluation. Please see your gyn! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had something like a yeast infection for 2 months. My partner and i don't have stds. It's milky white and runny an itch and little clumps. Help?

I have had something like a yeast infection for 2 months. My partner and i don't have stds. It's milky white and runny an itch and little clumps. Help?

Possibly: You may have a yeast infection. These are easily treated with medication, but you need a rx for it. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have a yeast infection or std? I have a white cloudy discharge and some itch but thats it.

Do I have a yeast infection or std? I have a white cloudy discharge and some itch but thats it.

Could be either/both: The only way to tell for sure is getting it checked by your doc. You can try otc Monistat or vagisil which can treat yeast but nothing else. If either of these meds gets rid of your trouble, then it is yeast infection. If not, you need to see doc for an evaluation/treatment. Untreated std can have devastating consequences such as pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility etc...Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a discharge of what seems like everyday, but it isn't a yeast infection or any type of std. What is it?

Maybe..: If it is clear to white, varies in volume, goes from liquidy to stretchy, has no odor and causes no itching, burning, redness or pain - it could be leukorrhea. This is a normal vaginal secretion. Get checked for any sxs. ...Read more

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I have a small bump that I noticed after yeast infection. Gyno says she didn't see anything. Can this be a STD?

I have a small bump that I noticed after yeast infection. Gyno says she didn't see anything. Can this be a STD?

Vaginal bump: May be batholin gland cyst. try soapy sitz bath 2-3 times a day .If does not get better in 1-2 days seek medical attention in doctor/urgent cause you may need antibiotics as they can get very large and painful very quickly( within a week). Call and discuss with doctor ...Read more

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How can I get yeast infection? What are its complications? Will it lead to STD even if you have only one sex partner?

Opportiunistic: Yeast infections are opportunistic infections, no matter where they occur. If you have been on an antibiotics for a period of time, that is a frequent side-effect in some women. There are otc medicines for these issues, in early stages, and you are sure it is indeed a yeast infection. No real complications, but deal with it in a fairly rapid manner, and it will not give you any stds. ...Read more

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What is the creamy white substance that comes from my vaguna during sex? Ive been tested for stds, and I also don't have a yeast infection.

Normal: the creamy white discharge in your vagina that occurs during sexual intercourse is normal. There are glands within the walls of the vagina that release lubrication and mucus during sexual intercourse and when you have an orgasm. vaginal discharge from STDs or yeast infection is itchy, foul-smelling or yellow or green in color. gentle irrigation of vagina w/warm water to remove discharge. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my discharge is clumpy and has a slight odor . Is this just a yeast infection or could it be a STD , what do you suggest?

It might be: Yeast. 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. Would encourage you to obtain medical eval to determine what type of infection this is. ...Read more

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I got treated for a yeast infection and STDs just to be safe it's been 2 days symptoms still the same but now have large hard bump near clitoris?

Need an exam : If there is a large bump in that area you need to be seen for an exam to determine the cause and treatment. That would not be caused by a recent yeast infection. ...Read more

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Do I have a yeast infection or STD? got rid of all other symptoms but still have alot of disharge which is white in color with a slight green tinge.

Do I have a yeast infection or STD? got rid of all other symptoms but still have alot of disharge which is white in color with a slight green tinge.

Needs testing: Yeast infections in women generally appear as white or yellowish thick clumpy vaginal discharge, often associated with redness and itching. Vaginal yeast infections are typically not green. ...Read more

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I tested negative for std's & was told i had a yeast infection. After taking meds discharge still appeared. What could this be. Yeast infection again?

Need for evaluation: It could be recurrence of yeast infection, or bacterial vaginosis. You should see your doctor for an evaluation and to rule out causes that may predispose to repeated yeast infection, e.g., hormone imbalance, diabetes and immune issues. ...Read more

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Can std and yeast infection feel similar?

Yes and no: Vaginal yeast usually irritation or itching, sometimes with scant clumpy white discharge, no odor. Discharge due to STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) usually yellowish, often with odor, usually little irritation. Bacterial vaginosis thin, gray discharge, strong odor, no itch. Herpes can mimic yeast; check for open sores/blisters. These are only guidelines; many exceptions. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Std or yeast infection, what's the difference?

STD vs Yeast: An std is a disease transmitted sexually that is from an organism that normally does not colonize the genitourinary tract but has been introduced through the act of intercourse, that would include gc, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis, herpes, chlamydia, lgv...And the like. Yeast infections can be passed with sexual intercourse but usually they are from overgrowth of normal flora, . ...Read more

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How to know if you have a yeast infection, is that considered an std?

Yeast infection is: Not an std. A doctor can diagnose a yeast infection. 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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Can having a yeast infection cause your partner to catch another std?

No: Although a yeast infection can irritate the skin and make it more likely for the partner with yeast to catch an std from an std infected partner (since breaks in the skin are entry points for infection), yeast infections cannot transmit std's. ...Read more

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What is the cause of yeast infection? How can you get yeast infection? Is it an STD type disease?

Opportunist germ: Yeast infection come from the spores (seeds) of the yeast that are present all around us.Yeast makes up at least 5% of the dry weight of your poo & self contamination of the tissues surrounding the genitals is always possible. After spores come in contact with moist irritated skin, they can live off the serum oozing from that irritation & produce a rash. They don't require sex for their spread. ...Read more

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Superficial entrance pain at beginning of sex. Dr treated yeast infection,no stds, said it's dryness, still painful, occasional small amt of blood too?

Superficial entrance pain at beginning of sex. Dr treated yeast infection,no stds, said it's dryness, still painful, occasional small amt of blood too?

Dryness: Either your yeast infection is not clear or there is another reason for your dryness. You should consult with your GYN, as sex should be enjoyable! Good luck! ...Read more

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Had sex 4days ago and now I have yeast infection. Is this a possible symptom of an std?

Had sex 4days ago and now I have yeast infection. Is this a possible symptom of an std?

Could be : Schedule a visit to get tested. Use an over the counter yeast medicine while waiting for an appointment. ...Read more

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Why can't my yeast infection go away tested for STD negative I wonder is it diabetes or something else ?

Why can't my yeast infection go away tested for STD negative I wonder is it diabetes or something else
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Yeast always there.: Hello Kareema,

The vagina always has yeast! It is part of the group of organisms that are normally and naturally present in the the vagina. When the yeast multiply and cause symptoms like itching and 'cottage cheese' discharge we refer to this as a yeast infection. Since you are on an antifungal medication, give it time to work. If symptoms continue then a work-up for diabetes is wise. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


Yeast (Definition)

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