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Doctor insights on: Chronic Vaginal Yeast Infection

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 there be an operation to help chronic vaginal yeast infections?

Can there be an operation to help chronic vaginal yeast infections?

No: There is no surgery, but there is very effective medical management. Suppressive anti-fungal medication can work up to 98% of cases. ...Read more

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What usually causes chronic/ recurring vaginal yeast infections?

What usually causes chronic/ recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Multiple: Chronic, recurrent vaginal yeast infections may indicate overuse of antibiotics, perhaps an immune deficiency or can be seen in persons with an HIV infection; may indicate a pre-diabetic or presence of active diabetes, can occur in dark, moist areas or can indicate inadequate treatment of a previous/current infection. ...Read more

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Advice regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infections: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work ? See your Dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) ...Read more

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How should you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Medication options.: There are several options of therapy for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are available without a prescription. If symptoms do not resolve with therapy be sure to see a doctor to evaluate additional options and treatments. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

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

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Is it necessary to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Rx for moderate case: If the symptoms are mild, it may resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

YES IT CAN: Yes it is possible as yeast can spread anywhere it is moist and dark including anus, but not that common. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection make me tired?

Can a vaginal yeast infection make me tired?

Not usually: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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How is a vaginal yeast infection self-diagnosed?

Vaginal discharge: Cottage cheese like vaginal discharge, itching, irritation are some of the more common symptoms. Please ensure that your provider is aware of your concerns. ...Read more

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How to cure a vaginal yeast infection with gentian?

Messy, messy, messy: Gentian violet is a surgical marking solution that is very messy if used as a anti fungal agent. As far as i know this is no longered considered to be an effective medication although I do see it offered in homeopathic pharmacies. ...Read more

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Could a vaginal yeast infection make you feel nauseas?

Could a vaginal yeast infection make you feel nauseas?

Not sick as in: Generalized illness. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a vaginal yeast infection?

Symptoms: The most common symptoms are a thick, white vaginal discharge with itching or irritation. The diagnosis is made by examining the discharge under the microscope and seeing the yeast. ...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