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Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder. ?

Taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection  & a couple days after I noticed swelling, itching, & discharge in my vagina. Now my symptoms seem milder. ?

Yeast infection: Unfortunately, antibiotics like amoxicillin not only kill the bacteria that in your case caused the sinus infection, but also the lactobacillae present in the vagina. That in turn promoted the growth of candida, I suspect, and you ended up with a yeast infection. If your vaginal symptoms are ceasing, your lactobacilli may be recovering. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


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What is the symptoms of having yeast growth in vagina before a real infection?

What is the symptoms of having yeast growth in vagina before a real infection?

Can't: For some yeast is a normal part of the vaginal flora so there are no preinfection signs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial infection of the vagina?

What are the symptoms of bacterial infection of the vagina?

Discharge: Bacterial overgrowth in the vagina due to altered flora, bacterial vaginosis, is a more common problem than invasive bacterial infections. This entity causes vaginal discharge, that may be foul smelling, irritation, itching and may be associated with urinary infections. ...Read more

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Blood is pouring from my vagina and I am not on my period, is this an infection symptom?

Blood is pouring from my vagina and I am not on my period, is this an infection symptom?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons you may bleed when your are not supposed to be on your period. An infection is on the list but not at the top. It could be something simple like missing a few birth-control pills to something more complex such as anovulation. If you are worried, you should see your Gyn. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My vagina stings whenever i walk. Could this be a symptom of infection?

It could: Stinging pain in the vagina is not normal. Its possible that you have an infection; however, there are other possibilities. If its persistent, you should see your Gyn and get an exam to see if everything is OK. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Whay is my vagina has strong fish smell? My vagina has stron fish smell i don't have any simtoms of infection is there a problem with me?

Whay is my vagina  has strong fish smell? My vagina has stron fish smell i don't have any simtoms of infection is there a problem with me?

Yes: Foul smelling discharge needs to be evaluated. The most common cause is a nonsexually transmitted overgrowth of bacteria called bacterial vaginosis. Testing for other sexually transmitted disease may need to be done as well. ...Read more

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What if i lost a tampon in my vagina and could not get it out but i never had any symptoms of infection? Would my body eventually get rid of it?

What if i lost a tampon in my vagina and could not get it out but i never had any symptoms of infection? Would my body eventually get rid of it?

Lost tampon: Loosing a tampon in the vagina does happen - I have seen it before. You won't get eventually rid of it - see a health care provider who can do a speculum exam (look into your vagina) and have him/her retrieve the tampon. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Are white flakey/clumpy spots on outer part of vagina a symptom of a yeast infection? Are there any other conditions that cause this?

Are white flakey/clumpy spots on outer part of vagina a symptom of a yeast infection? Are there any other conditions that cause this?

Usually yeast: This can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle, etc, but usually irritating, itchy, white clumps are a sign of a yeast infection. It's probably worth trying an over-the-counter treatment like monistat, but if it does not improve or you have pain, bleeding, fever, etc - see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a bacteria infection in the vagina have the same symptoms as an early pregnancy?

Can a bacteria infection in the vagina have the same symptoms as an early pregnancy?

What symptoms?: Transient discharges may occur with early pregnancy, as well as am nausea, breast fullness, fatigue. What bacterial infection are you referring to? Bv would not simulate pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a thick white cottage cheese like discharge in vagina. No other symptoms of yeast infection so i don't know what it is?

Although it sounds: Like yeast - whenever uncertain - get it medically checked for proper diagnosis ; treatment plan.If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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While periods I got burning sensation in vagina then discharge colour is dark red like brown colour if there is any infection symptoms???

While periods I got burning sensation in vagina then discharge colour is dark red like brown colour if there is any infection symptoms???

Maybe: The color is not so worrisome, but the burning is. Might be from infection, but I have seen other causes too. If you are using tampons, it might be from friction or allergy to the odor control chemicals in the tampon. You should be examined while you are having the symptoms. ...Read more

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Okay so I have been having symptoms of a yeast infection but I feel super tender ans swollen around and on KY vagina .... What can cause this ?

Yeast Infection: The yeast infection can cause inflammation of the walls of the vagina causing some of your symptoms. Try over the counter monistat, and is no relief, consider anti fungal tablets (fluconazole). Probiotics also help improve the vaginal balance of flora and recurrence. Make sure to wear cotton underwear and avoid excessive moisture of vaginal canal as these promote yeast growth. ...Read more

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Yellow mucus coming from my vagina , is this a pregnancy symptom ? I don't have any infections or any diseases

Yellow mucus coming from my vagina , is this a pregnancy symptom ? I don't have any infections or any diseases

Yellow mucus: I doubt that this is a sign of pregnancy. This sounds like an infection. Make sure there is no tampon misplaced. You should get a check up if this continues. ...Read more

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