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What to do if I have herpes, yeast infection, something else?

What to do if I have herpes, yeast infection, something else?

Get Medical eval: so that an accurate diagnosis can be made. Treatments are determined by what condition (s) are present. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Been having virginal/vulva itching but no discharges and no odors. Do I have a yeast infection or is it something else?

Been having virginal/vulva itching but no discharges and no odors. Do I have a yeast infection or is it something else?

Get checked: The surest way to know if it is yeast or not is to see a GYN MD who can check it out and give Rx if needed. ...Read more

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How can I know if this is a yeast infection or something else?

How can I know if this is a yeast infection or something else?

Yeast Infection: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. 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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Yeast infection or something else causing my not-too-bad vaginal discharge?

Yeast infection or something else causing my not-too-bad vaginal discharge?

OTC tests: There are over-the-counter test kits to check for each as a screening tool. Next step is to treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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How can you know if vaginal discharge is just a yeast infection or something else?

See your GYN doc: Yeast is a common vaginal infection. The other two are bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. The last one is sexually transmitted, the first two are not. Yeast much more often than the others is characterized by itching and often also a white to pale green discharge, which is occasionally abundant, although sometimes not so much. One can try over the counter creams which are often effective. ...Read more

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I've had white vaginal discharge for a few months now. There's no odor that I can smell/no itch. Could this be a yeast infection or something else?

I've had white vaginal discharge for a few months now. There's no odor that I can smell/no itch. Could this be a yeast infection or something else?

It depends: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle and can be a normal sign of the hormonal changes of pregnancy. On the other hand, vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and burning with no vaginal discharge? Is it a yeast infection or something else?

I am experiencing vaginal itching and burning with no vaginal discharge? Is it a yeast infection or something else?

Many possibilities: Vaginal itching and burning, without a discharge, could still be a yeast infection. However, there are many other possibilities, including herpes, a bacterial vaginitis, or another sexually transmitted disease. Best to see your family doctor or gynecologist for additional tests or studies. ...Read more

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Sex with a man for a change. Leaked thick stuff. So was this a vaginal yeast infection or something else?

Sex with a man for a change. Leaked thick stuff. So was this a vaginal yeast infection or something else?

Leaked what when?: It could just be semen if it happen immediately after intercourse. It could also be a yeast infection, or one of several other things. If it keeps up, go see a doctor and get checked for stds. ...Read more

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Vaginal burning, slight itching and slight pain when urinating, yellowish discharge.. Is this a yeast infection or something else?

See answer : Your symptoms are most consistent with a vaginitis. The three most common causes are yeast (usually whitish discharge), bacterial vaginosis (often foul smelling), and trichomonas or other std. Yeast often responds to an otc antifungal and the latter two usually treated with Metronidazole (flagyl). Recommend see md for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...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