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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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I wish to know how do you tell if you have a yeast infection?

I wish to know how do you tell if you have a yeast infection?

See your gyn: For an exam and culture, will usually ahve white discharge and will itch, vulva will be red and irritated. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a yeast infection?

Medical eval: Can lead to accurate 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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As a concerned patient i need to know how do you know when you have a yeast infection?

Culture proves it : But usually the yeast infection can be easily identified by itching , redness , discagrge and/or burning of the genital area. ...Read more

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What to do when you have a yeast infection?

What to do when you have a yeast infection?

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

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Can you shave if you have a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: It would probably be a good idea to hold off shaving any area of skin in which yeast infection is occurring, since shaving creates breaks in the skin (even if you cannot see them), as well as just irritating the area and either promoting the yeast infection or making it more difficult to treat effectively. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a yeast infection?

Symptoms & tests: I am not sure what location is of concern. In women, vaginal yeast infection is by far the most common one. Usually, they complain of curdy, discharge with or without associated burning. Frequently, they may have no symptoms. Using KOH preparation or a new test called affirm may confirm the presence of vaginal yeast. Gi yeast may be revealed at the time of egd/colonoscopy. Thrush is visible yeast. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a yeast infection?

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

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Is it bad to shave while you have a yeast infection ?

Yeast infection: I am assuming you mean your genitalia? If you are being treated, the risk of furthering infection would be minimal, but best to wait until the infection has been effectively eliminated. Shaving creates breaks in the skin which will make it more difficult to eradicate the yeast. Even if the yeast is creating vaginal infection, the leakage onto surrounding tissue may prolong the infection. ...Read more

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Not sure how can you tell you have a yeast infection?

ITCHING&DISCHARGE: The main symptoms of yeast infection are vaginal itch and white cheesy vaginal discharge
it can sometimes cause pain or burning during urination and during sex. ...Read more

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How do you know you have a yeast infection in general?

How do you know you have a yeast infection in general?

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

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For what length of time can you have a yeast infection?

Can be prolonged: People can have chronic yeast (candida infections for prolonged periods - months. They also can be recurrent, chronic or fluctuating depending on drug or sugar levels, for example. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if you have a yeast infection?

For first time - get: Medical eval to know for sure. 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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What happens if you have a yeast infection and do not treat it?

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

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Don?T understand how can you tell if you have a yeast infection?

Don?T understand how can you tell if you have a yeast infection?

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

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Please explain to me how do you know if you have a yeast infection?

Please explain to me how do you know if you have a yeast infection?

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

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If you have a yeast infection but don't care, will it get worser or not?

Referred: I have referred your question to a gynecologist, who has far more experience than i with this particular topic. ...Read more

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Can someone here tell me please how to know when you have a yeast infection?

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

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What to do if you have a yeast infection that wont go away, its been 6 months, even though you've tried everything.?

What to do if you have a yeast infection that wont go away, its been 6 months, even though you've tried everything.?

Others: Be sure to be checked for diabetes if you have not already. Try taking probiotics from the health food store as 2 caps three times daily for 1-2 weeks then daily. Often times yeast infections can come from chronic contamination from the bowels. Taking probiotics will run them off. Make sure you are not suffering chemical irritation from bubble baths or chemical soaps. ...Read more

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Can you bleed when you have a yeast infection?

Can you bleed when you have a yeast infection?

Vaginal?: Normally bleeding doesn't occur with a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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So confused about knowing you have a yeast infection?

Confusion: Abounds! please, see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How you know you have a yeast infection vs ovulation?

Symptoms: Yeast infection causes white, curdy discharge and you will also have itching. You shouldn't have such discharge for ovulation, it's more clear and "egg white" like. ...Read more

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Can you have a yeast infection without the white dis-charge. I have extra clear fluid/itching on and off but no white dis-charge yet. ?

Yes: It is possible to heave a yeast infection without the white discharge, especially if you have recently been on antibiotics or steroids. ...Read more

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Do you tend to cramp if you have a yeast infection?

Unlikely: The two symptoms often occur in the same patient but they are not related. ...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