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Does Yeast Infections Cause Odor
It may.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
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
Not typically: Yeast infections typically cause redness and irritation, but not typically bumps that bleed. I would definitely be seen by a gynecologist so that you can get a thorough check up to make sure it's not anything else. Bumps are caused by hpv, herpes, blocked follicles, sebaceous cysts, that sort of thing. ...Read more
No, BV does!: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Yeast infections certainly can be associated with an increased vaginal discharge. The classic discharge is "a cottage cheese" discharge. However, there are other causes for vaginal discharge also. If you are noticing an increased vaginal discharge that is unusual for you then see a gynecologist for further evaluation.For more information: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more
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