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Causes Of Vaginal Yeast
Causes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are very common: three out of four women have at least one during their lives. What causes vaginal yeast infections? Candida yeast normally live in the vagina. But certain conditions set up an ideal environment for the yeast to "overgrow" out of balance and cause a yeast infection. ...Read more
Itchiness: Also a change in your usual discharge. ...Read more
Lots: Itching burning stinging cheesy white discharge.Get a more detailed answer ›
Discharge/itching: Most vaginal yeast (candida) infections are associated with a discharge, and or itching and sometimes frequent and/or uncomfortable urination. Some have a whitish, "cottage cheese-like" discharge. Hyphae (branhing from the yeast can sometimes been seen on a smear from a vaginal swab. ...Read more
Possibly.: It can spread to the skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
Infection?: Colored (yellow, tan, etc) vaginal discharge often means an infection, including STDs if at risk. Yeast usually does NOT cause colored discharge -- usually little discharge, generally white and thick. (The main yeast symptom is itching and irritation.) Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation, so see your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more
Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?
STD vs yeast: No STD causes yeast infections. Usually vaginal yeast infections cause no discharge, or only a slight amount, usually white and thick. The main symptoms of yeast are itching, irritation, and sometimes redness of the labia, vaginal opening, etc. There are many causes of vaginal discharge, including STDs. Since you ask about STDs, probably you suspect you may be at risk, so get tested. Good luck! ...Read more
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