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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Candidiasis In Women

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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Does candidiasis cause the vaginal walls to swell?

Does candidiasis cause the vaginal walls to swell?

That is possible.: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. ...Read more

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I am a peruvian woman i am 21 years old .. I am suffering from candidiasis for more than 9 months?

I am a peruvian woman  i am 21 years old .. I am suffering from candidiasis for more than 9 months?

More info: Can you provide more information, as it's unclear what type of candidal infection you have. Does it involve your mouth/throat, areas of your skin, your genital area or somewhere else(possibly even multiple areas). Also what treatment(s) have you undergone and evaluation have you had so far? The answers to these questions will better clarify any possible guidance for you. ...Read more

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Can having sex with someone cause candidiasis?

Can having sex with someone cause candidiasis?

Potentially: It can cause a change in your ph balance which can lead to a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Can candidiasis be the cause of my neck, back and shoulder pain?

Can candidiasis be the cause of my neck, back and shoulder pain?

Probably not: Superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local inflammation and discomfort are common. The pain and discomfort would be more related to the skin area, and would be distinguishable from true muscle and joint pain of the "neck, back and shoulder" I assume that you are referring to. If you ant to know the true cause of your issues, see the Dr for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for vulvovaginal candidiasis to cause infertility?

Is it possible for vulvovaginal candidiasis to cause infertility?

No: Factors that cause infertility affect ovulation, sperm parameters or tubal patency. Vulvovaginal candidiasis is not a cause for infertility. ...Read more

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What causes a secondary infection of candidiasis to the lung?

What causes a secondary infection of candidiasis to the lung?

It depends...: First, it must be said that just because candida is found in a sputum culture, it does not mean that a person has a candidal infection- this yeast is typically a colonizer and can be mistaken as a culprit . However, in the approrpiate context, profound immuno-suppression (organ transplant or else, bone marrow transplant patient) creates a situation where candida can be an opportunistic infection. ...Read more

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