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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 more
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?
My discharge has smelt like yeast a couple of times in the past 3months but I haven't had other signs of a yeast infection. Do I have a yeast infection?
Wet Prep Needed: You may or you may not. There are lots of non-infectious causes for vaginal odor as well. However, I would strongly recommend being seen for an exam and a test called a "Wet Prep." ...Read more
I have a yeast infection. Been on medicine for 5 days now. Now I notice that I have a brown discharge is that common.
I think I might have a yeast infection, I have white discharge, and slight itch but I get discharge like that once and awhile...Do i?
I suspect I have a yeast infection. I have discharge that is like sticky and white. I was wondering If I should treat it at home with monistat?
Probably Normal: Sticky white discharge without associated itching or foul odor. It may be colorless to whitish in color. The thickness and texture varies at times depending on the stage of your menstruation.In many cases white sticky discharge from the vagina is triggered by changing estrogen level. If discharge does smell. Large in quantity, lumpy white like cottage cheese, appears yellow or green. Then it needs check ...Read more
Been having virginal/vulva itching but no discharges and no odors. Do I have a yeast infection or is it something else?
Does yellow discharge mean I have a yeast infection with a small oder and a small tiny bit of iching?
See a doctor: Yeast can itch but usually no odor, and any discharge usually is scant and white. Colored discharge (yellow, tan, etc) suggests infection, such as an STD (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas), although STDs are uncommon at your age. Odor can go along with bacterial vaginosis, i.e. overgrowth of normal bactera, or trichomonas. You need professional exam and treatment advice; see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a lot of discharge coming out and it stinks, I am also very ichy. I think I have a yeast infection. What is the best treatment?
See your doctor: See you doctor to make sure it is a yeast infection. If so they can give you medicine to clear it and also look for reasons why you developed it and try to prevent it. It is more common in people with uncontrolled diabetes or taking certain meds like birth control pills. ...Read more
I think I have a yeast infection but I'm not sure... Like the past few days my vaginas been itching and I've had unpleasant smelling discharge?
Possibly: Or may be bacterial vaginosis which is treated with metronidazole. To answer at your question if anything can be done about the shivering before sex-yes. The healthiest way would be to do some deep breathing to get urself more centered. Meditation in a way. Some people take medication like Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection and I got home from gym, and did yard work and went to the bathroom and I had blood in my discharge. What should I do?
Re-check with doctor: Yeast infections don't bleed, or only very rarely -- and only if the yeast is especially severe, with open sores. So the blood probably is unrelated to your yeast infection, assuming the yeast diagnosis is correct. You might recheck with your doctor whether s/he is confident about the yeast diagnosis, and also ask if you were tested for STD. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause vaginal bleeding. ...Read more
I think I have a yeast infection, only because I have thickish white discharge but no other symptoms, I was itching but not no more, I need help?
Yeast Infection: I'm wondering if you have been on antibiotics recently. That can often set you up for a yeast infection. Diabetes is another common cause of yeast infections. There are over the counter vaginal yeast infection meds available now. If you are still concerned, I recommend you have an evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
How can I tell if I have a yeast infection ir allergic reaction. I haven't had any discharge and this is day 3 of the itchiness?
Right now I have a yeast infection. I have taken the pill 2xs. I still have that slight itching & white discharge. It's thick. Help me please?
Yeast infection: Might be another reason for itchiness and discharge. Please see a doctor, and get a sample for lab work. ...Read more
I Have a yeast infection but haven't gotten medicine yet. I have a lot of discharge coming out into my undies, can I put in a tampon to prevent that?
Use pad: Better to use a pad, get the medication, and return t o good health ...Read more
I think I have a yeast infection my symptoms are chunky white discharge a little vaginitis and discomfort. I don't have insurance 4 dr what can I do?
There is an: Over-the-counter treatment called Monistat. You can get that and use it. However, if it doesn't resolve your symptoms, you will need to figure out how to see a doctor. ...Read more
I don't know if I have a yeast infection or I should treat myself for one. I have horrible itching but no discharge or odor. I'm using a topical cream?
Symptoms would: Be consistent. If you are not better in 72 hours of topical treatment then you probably need to be examined to be certain of the problem and be considered for stronger treatment. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection but, no itching or burning just heavy thick discharge can I still use OTC products to clear the discharge?
Yes you may.: See your doctor if it does not work. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection and my doctor gave me a pill I took about 3days ago, I feel better but I'm still kind of itchy and still have discharge?
AnItchInTimeSaves9: Yeah, that can happen. Sometimes you may need a day or three. But sometimes, it's just the healing process getting rid of stuff. Hard to say. But more importantly, were you tested for anything else? Maybe you need another medication for that. Best to ask your doctor about all this, especially if things don't clear-up in a couple of days.........naaah, just get checked... ...Read more
Vaginal opening appears white. Vestibule is red. It does itch. Clear/whitish discharge but that's normal with my cycle. Do I have a yeast infection?
Possible: A yeast infection could be the problem. They are usually associated with itching. Several other things are possible too. If the over the counter yeast medicines don't help, see a doctor. Untreated, there is a risk of developing vulvar vestibulitis which is a chronic painful condition. ...Read more
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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