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Can You Have A Yeast Infection And Not Know It
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
See below: If you have never had it diagnosed before - it is best to see you family physician or your gynecologist for definitive diagnosis initially. There is usually a white discharge (is sometimes clumpy like cottage cheese) and there is no odor. It can lead to itching, pain and redness of vulva. ...Read more
Depends on details: Yeast is a life form, and there are many kinds. Some live with humans, as a normal part of us. If these "friends" of ours get to be more than desired, we call it a yeast overgrowth... such as when seen in the mouth, on the skin, in the vagina, etc... If they get even more overgrown, or if any yeast go where they are not supposed to live, we call them infections... which can worsen if untreated. ...Read more
Treatment cautions: Well, frankly, you've wasted money on whatever therapy you used. The other danger is you 'train' the microbes so that when you have a 'real' problem, the therapy might not be as effective. It's always best to get the guidance of a doctor. These days, there's 'too much' over the counter therapy, so you have to be careful. I think you'll be fine from this little episode, but next time I'd call a doc ...Read more
Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question. A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or after taking antibiotics. Some people even get it due to stress. Any change to your normal self puts you at risk to get other infections as well. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more
Family Practice: Yes but you should be examined if it persists after treatment. ...Read more
No, it isn't the: Only cause for itching.Get a more detailed answer ›
Burning, itching,,,: A yeast infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance. In the clinic, etc. Diagnosis is done with a scraping or swab of the area placed on a microscope slide, which is treated with KOH dissolving the cells and leaving the candida yeast cells. ...Read more
If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?
Yes: You may have a miscarriage without ever knowing it. You may have a heavier than normal period or some cramping followed by bleeding. Please consult your physician for proper birth control and testing for STD's. Unfortunately I diagnose STD's in young people your age on a regular basis. Please protect yourself from an unplanned pregnancy and a sexually transmitted disease! Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy rash: A typical yeast infection is associated with itching in or around the vagina. There may be a thick white or greenish yellow discharge, swelling and tenderness. Usually yeast infections occur after someone has been on antibiotics or the area is subjected to frequent warm moist conditions. ...Read more
Diagnosed with yeast infection but i think it might be bacteria infection. How to tell that difference?
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