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Do I Have A Yeast Infection Or Something Else
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
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
Can a yeast infection develop into something else like vaginosis or trich? I've a yeast infection for a while and want to know what could happen if not treated
A : A yeast infection will likely go away on it's own if left untreated, but may not. It can lead to chronic discharge and itching, and a lot of unnecessary discomfort. The yeast will not develop into a bacterial vaginosis, however you can develop a secondary bacterial infection, meaning both yeast and bacteria are present at the same time. Also, yeast can not develop into trichomoniasis. This is an std (sexually transmitted disease) and requires treatment. Is there a reason why you are not treating your yeast infection? Are you sure it's yeast? Have you seen your doctor? If not i recommend you make an appointment for a proper exam, diagnosis, and treatment, especially if you are concerned about std's. Good luck. ...Read more
See your GYN: A good exam and some testing will answer this. ...Read more
Best to know: Some infections have no symptoms. If you are concerned about a specific exposure, see your doc and get tested. For many infections there are specific symptoms: fever, sweats, chills, weight loss, cough, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea, urinary discomfort/back pain, discharge, skin lesions w/pus. For these you need to see a doc for treatment. For hiv, hepatitis, hpv specific tests need to be done. ...Read more
Yeast infection?: You must be more explicit. The description you have given is so vague that cannot provide a reasonable response. How do you know this is a yeast infection, what kind of "bumps" and where (am assuming this is vaginal), are you at risk of stds, and so on. Rephrase the question and ask again. ...Read more
Vaginal: 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. Irritation alone should not cause a vaginal discharge. Dr can test to differentiate. ...Read more
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
Bacterial vaginosis: "Approximately 50 to 75 percent of women with BV have no symptoms. Those with symptoms often note an unpleasant, "fishy smelling" vaginal discharge that is more noticeable after sexual intercourse. Vaginal discharge that is off-white and thin may also be present. Some patients have itching. Pain during urination or sex, redness, and swelling are not typical." See dr to know. ...Read more
Symptoms: You can have a bladder infection without knowing it. It can pass by itself without treatment. However, if it is caused by a sexually transmitted disease, it could be bad to miss it. Usually, a bladder infection will cause burning pain when you urinate. It can make you urinate more often with more urgency. It can also cause blood in the urine at rare times. Urine studies can detect infection. ...Read more
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
Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question. A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or after taking antibiotics. Some people even get it due to stress. Any change to your normal self puts you at risk to get other infections as well. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more
Medical eval will: Distinguish. 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. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesion. ...Read more
Get Medical eval: so that an accurate diagnosis can be made. Treatments are determined by what condition (s) are present. Take care. ...Read more
Itchy rash: Itchy rashes can be caused by a wide variety of diseases and conditions, such as infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, parasite and insect bites, and autoimmune processes. For example, a small localized itchy rash may be caused by contact dermatitis due to contact with an irritant or allergen. a itchy rash that covers large parts of the body may be due to a viral infection or scabies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ADDICTION!: Snorting pain killers is using prescription medication in a way not intended by the doctor. Often people think that prescription drugs are less addictive and safer than street drugs, but when they are abused can cause serious side effects. One of them is addiction! call your doctor to find out more about addiction treatment that can help you to achieve a longer and healthier life. ...Read more
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