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Doctor insights on: Could A Yeast Infection Cause Other Body Parts To Itch

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Vaginal opening always itches one day after sex, and goes off after about a week. No yeast infection or BV, what is the cause?

Vaginal opening always itches one day after sex, and goes off after about a week. No yeast infection or BV, what is the cause?

Simple irritation: Irritation from something chemical or physical. If condoms or lubricants are used, it could be an irritant response to that or perhaps if your partner uses fragranced soaps or other products on the genital area that could provoke what you're describing. Simple stretching/trauma from the act of sex could be the cause, but that would tend to improve with repeated encounters so seems less likely. ...Read more

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My vagina is very tender and itches. No smell or has a pinkish duscharge.. Is it a yeast infection.?

My vagina is very tender and itches. No smell or has a pinkish duscharge.. Is it a yeast infection.?

Could be: Typical symptoms of a yeast infection are a cottage-cheese like discharge and vaginal itching. If you think you might have a yeast infection, try an over the counter yeast medication. If your symptoms do not go away after using the medication, you might consider visiting the doctor. ...Read more

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My vagina itches. Not in a yeast infection way, but it does itch a little. The problem is that it itches more than sometimes but less than often. Help?

My vagina itches. Not in a yeast infection way, but it does itch a little. The problem is that it itches more than sometimes but less than often. Help?

See a GYN MD: Stop guessing and see a GTN MD who can evaluate whether this is a yeast infection or not. The itching will come and go with an infection as the body tries to fight it, but never clear it up. ...Read more

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Creamy white discharge, no smell or pain but itches. Would this be a yeast infection?

Probably: It quite possibly could be. You can try over the counter yeast medication. If it does not improve you should see your doctor ...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