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Can You Have A Yeast Infection Without Discharge
Can you have a yeast infection without much discharge (instead - red, irritated, burning skin on the vulva, little itchiness)?
Typical symptoms!: Contrary to what you seem to think (or what you have been told), increased discharge is not one of the main symptoms of yeast. Your own symptoms are EXACTLY what I teach medical students to look for and patients to be aware of. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Or you can try an over the counter yeast medication -- then see the doc if symptoms don't clear up in a few days. Good luck! ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Can you have a yeast infection without usual symptoms (pain, redness, itching)? Just much much more (whitish, milky) discharge?
Unlikely: As you seem to know, the main symptoms of yeast are irritation, itching, and redness. When there is discharge, usually it is scant and clumpy. "Witish, milky" vaginal fluid could be normal. However, any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be medically evaluated. Many possible causes, including infections (STDs, bacterial vaginosis), hormonal changes, and more. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
Yes: Infection is the invasion of a host organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce whereas colonization is when this specie populates and occupy the area. So you can have the discharge in colonization which often leads to the infection. You may have no symptoms but a doctor may find tissue rxt ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I have a yeast infection without knowing it? Just finished meds for bv. And have heavy yellowish discharge.
Question unclear: You have symptoms which are not incompatible with yeast infection. If you are asking whether this could be due to yeast infection, the answer is yes, and antibiotics used to eliminate BV can increase the risk for secondary candidiasis. Go and get reexamined and treated if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you have a yeast infection with no symptoms?White discharge no infection no STD how can I get my vagina balanced so i can have normal discharge?
Yes : Many women have discharge without other symptoms. In general we look for itching and odor. Testing is needed to determine the exact cause and then create a treatment option. Yeast and bacterial vaginosis are the two most common non sexually transmitted causes of discharge. Testing is needed to know which is the cause. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a yeast infection without the discharge? And can it cause bad itching & tiny papercut-like tears/cuts between the labia?
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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