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E Coli And Yeast Vaginal Infection
Swimming and yeast: Hello Karla, swimming can cause or worsen a yeast infection. A wet environment promotes the growth of yeasts and so if you do not remove wet swimming clothes promptly or don't dry yourself off then you can worsen a yeast infection. So dry off thoroughly and you should be okay. ...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
Yes: Mixed infection is also very common when an STD is transmitted as well. ...Read more
Please help. Have reoccurring vaginal infection/yeast and BV in past 6 months meds stopped working?
Yeast infection: Yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis can both be transmitted back to you by organisms colonizing the surface of your sexual partner's penis. Have him use topical medications to try and reduce or eliminate this carriage, and treat the yeast infection orally with Fluconazole for one month through a menstrual period while he is doing this. Acidify your vagina with whatever your gyn recommends. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between a yeast infection and other vaginal infections like trichinosis?
Vaginitis: A physician can examine the nature of the discharge and send off a culture to the lab for examination. Some physicians can look at the discharge under a microscope in their office to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
I went to the ER a week ago w/ a yeast and vaginal infection. I have been taking meds for over a week and its not seeming to get better. When will it?
Vag discharge: The type of discharge is typical usually of one or the other infection but not diagnostic. You would need a vaginal culture and other tests to confirm what is the nature of infection and treat accordingly. ...Read more
What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?
Vaginitis: You may be surprised to know that most studies have not shown a link between food and vaginitis. Most important thing is to obtain a complete and thorough evaluation to check for abnormalities which may be causing your symptoms like diabetes. Your md should examine you and perform several tests to assess for abnormal bacteria, yeast, etc. Additionally, they should discuss soaps and other irritants. ...Read more
I have been fighting a vaginal infection for a year and a half. Been treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection repeatedly. Still not fixed?
Frustrating: The key in recurrent cases is to confirm the diagnosis EACH time with testing so that the proper regimens can be prescribed. Here are some options you can ask your Obgyn about. Boric Acid suppositories can help stabilize the pH and prevent the overgrowth of Yeast and BV. Starting Nuvaring continuously helps maintain normal vaginal pH and can also help prevent. See if those help. ...Read more
Metronidazole and diflucan (fluconazole) cleared my vaginal infection but BV and yeast test were negative. Could I have had some other type of bacterial infection?
I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds.?
Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics available to treat UTI depending upon the sensitivity of the offending organism and the history of allergic reactions. Your doctor can usually find alternatives and if not, desensitization may a possible alternative. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. Coli. I think I've had it for a year and a half. Could I have PID now?
Pelvic infection: While it's possible for e.Coli to cause pelvic inflammatory disease, it has to transmit up the vagina, then the cervix, then the uterus, and through the tubes, before you experience the pain associated with pid. If you're not in severe pain right now, you may just have a vaginal infection that needs to be treated. ...Read more
Just found out I've had an e. Coli vaginal infection for a 1 1/2 years. Been running fever for months and WBC elevated. What could be going in?
Chronic vaginitis: It appears that you have a chronic vaginal infection caused by the e coli germ which was probably caused by contamination with stool. Antibiotics and proper wiping technique from front to back should be very helpful. ...Read more
How to treat irregular surface of labia majora due to vaginitis? It is like rash but not red in colour. Doctor said in have vaginal yeast infection.
Is it because I moved to a hot humid rainy moldy environment my candida vaginal infection has intensified and cracks on webs of my fingers never heal?
I have been cursed with a constant yeast/bacterial vaginal infection. Have tried everything. Have had tests. Extreme itching, a lot of discharge?
Culture & Treatment: Culture to make sure it is yeast. Consider allergy testing. Consider dual therapy such of gyne lotrimin and Diflucan (fluconazole) for a longer treatment. Treat sexual partner at the same time you are being treated. If all else fails, have an immune workup by a specialist. ...Read more
What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back to back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,
Discharge can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. It is an issue when it has an odor or causes bacterial or vaginal irritation. You did not mention any of these symptoms in your post, which is why I am assuming your doctor said this could be normal. Also typically uti's do not cause vaginal infections, especially when treated. If this problem persists consider asking for additional diagnostic testing.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Internal vaginal itch, neg for yeast, + e.coli took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for e.coli. Still have itching. No stds?
Evaluation.: Yes, very likely and need to see a doctor, please. ...Read more