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Can you have a yeast infection without usual symptoms (pain, redness, itching)? Just much much more (whitish, milky) discharge?

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

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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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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?

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

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I have a yeast infection every time I get a pap but never any symptoms? I'm not diabetic. Causes/long term fixes?

I have a yeast infection every time I get a pap but never any symptoms? I'm not diabetic. Causes/long term fixes?

↓Antibiotics/Dueches: Healthy humans carry ~30K humans genes + >100K non-human genes, referred to as human biome. Key to effective immune system function is supporting beneficial over harmful microbiota. Using antibiotics, dueching (?es vaginal lactobacilli) & other "cleaning" regimens powerfully disrupt this balance. ?ed sugar from carb foods also ?problems before bad enough to be called DM. Study DietDoctor.com, etc ...Read more

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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

Yeast (Definition)

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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more