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Does A Yeast Infection Cause Dryness
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
Any chemical: That is foreign to the vaginal lining, can alter the bacterial component that prevents a vaginal yeast infection. I suggest an aqueous based lubricant: KY or Astroglide and discuss need for femsle hormone cream with your GYN.
Can vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?
Could be either: Cannot tell you without an exam, could also be a herpes infection or a vaginal dystrophy, there are many conditions that could cause burning in someone your age, you need to see your gyn.
Question for an Ob: I am 7w5d and started having vaginal itch on clitoris and outer labia. Is this a sign of yeast infection, UTI or dryness?
Can vaginal dryness occur after treatment for a yeast infection? If so, what are ways to treat the dryness?
See Below: Vaginal dryness occurs when the ovaries produce a decreased amount of estrogen. This can occur at certain times in a woman's life, and may be permanent or temporary. Certain medications can cause this and some women experience this after treatment of a yeast infection. Use vaginal moisturizer and if not better, need to be seen by GYN.
Superficial entrance pain at beginning of sex. Dr treated yeast infection, no stds, said it's dryness, still painful, occasional small amt of blood too?
Vaginal itching and unusual vaginal dryness after taking wrong OTC yeast infection medicines actually had BV?
Possible: If you mean that you treated for yeast but are afraid you have bvv instead. You may need to see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
Unlikely: When you say yeast infection are you referring to vaginitis? If so, it is very unlikely indeed that it will spread or involve other parts of the body. Antibiotics, Steroids, Diabetes, these are risk factors. Even severe cases are usually cured by treatment with fluconazole tablets up to two weeks in the most severe cases.
Sometimes: A vaginal yeast infection can cause redness with swelling.
No: The best documented risk factors for spontaneous abortion are advanced maternal age, maternal smoking, and previous history of spontaneous abortion. Most miscarriages are caused by embryonic chromosomal abnormalities and exposure to teratogens. Certain maternal infections can result in spontaneous abortion. However, vaginal yeast infection (candidiasis) is not one of them.
How do I know if I have herpes? I am going to the doctors today to get cultured. Can a yeast infection cause cuts?
Both yeast infection: ; herpes infections can cause what seems like tiny cuts. 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 lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes.
Yeast doesn't: Usually present with bumps. 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. Please have vaginal lesions checked medically.
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