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Can std and yeast infection feel similar?

Can std and yeast infection feel similar?

Yes and no: Vaginal yeast usually irritation or itching, sometimes with scant clumpy white discharge, no odor. Discharge due to STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) usually yellowish, often with odor, usually little irritation. Bacterial vaginosis thin, gray discharge, strong odor, no itch. Herpes can mimic yeast; check for open sores/blisters. These are only guidelines; many exceptions. See your doctor! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Do I have a yeast infection or an std?

As above : U did not provide enough information , but something like this is better to see a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Std or yeast infection, what's the difference?

STD vs Yeast: An std is a disease transmitted sexually that is from an organism that normally does not colonize the genitourinary tract but has been introduced through the act of intercourse, that would include gc, syphilis, hiv, hepatitis, herpes, chlamydia, lgv...And the like. Yeast infections can be passed with sexual intercourse but usually they are from overgrowth of normal flora, . ...Read more

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How to know if you have a yeast infection, is that considered an std?

Yeast infection is: Not an std. A doctor can diagnose a yeast infection. 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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Can having a yeast infection cause your partner to catch another std?

No: Although a yeast infection can irritate the skin and make it more likely for the partner with yeast to catch an std from an std infected partner (since breaks in the skin are entry points for infection), yeast infections cannot transmit std's. ...Read more

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Can a woman give a man a yeast infection? Can a yeast infection turn into a std?

Can a woman give a man a yeast infection? Can a yeast infection turn into a std?

Yeast infection: Men seldom develop symptomatic infection but can colonize the skin on the penis and transmit it back to the woman, resulting in difficulty in elimination of her symptoms. It is not an std in the sense that you are using it. ...Read more

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What is the cause of yeast infection? How can you get yeast infection? Is it an STD type disease?

Opportunist germ: Yeast infection come from the spores (seeds) of the yeast that are present all around us.Yeast makes up at least 5% of the dry weight of your poo & self contamination of the tissues surrounding the genitals is always possible. After spores come in contact with moist irritated skin, they can live off the serum oozing from that irritation & produce a rash. They don't require sex for their spread. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more