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Doctor insights on: Treated Yeast Infection

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Treated yeast infection with off brand cream 4 wks ago, symptoms returned last week is it possible cream wasn't effective. I'm positive its yi?

The only option: The only option you have is to treat again. I would just recommend you use a different product. If this does not solve the problem you must go to the doctor for examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does vagisil clear up treated yeast infection skin?

Does vagisil clear up treated yeast infection skin?

Vagisil Feminine Cre: Cream (benzocaine topical) can reduce yeast related discomfort but it doesn't treat yeast itself. ...Read more

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Can trickaminalsis develop from an un treated yeast infection while pregnant?

NO: Trichomoniasis is caused by a completely different organism from a yeast infection. Trichomoniasis is caused by a protozoa and Yeast infections are caused by fungi typically with the name Candida ...Read more

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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?

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?

Dryness: Either your yeast infection is not clear or there is another reason for your dryness. You should consult with your GYN, as sex should be enjoyable! Good luck! ...Read more

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Recently had and treated yeast infection with Monistat. I went to my GYN and she prescribed a vaginal form of Metrizidanole due to my reaction 2 the antibiotic. She asked if I used it before and I said yes thinking I had. Will this give me vertigo 2?

Recently had and treated yeast infection with Monistat. I went to my GYN and she prescribed a vaginal form of Metrizidanole due to my reaction 2 the antibiotic. She asked if I used it before and I said yes thinking I had. Will this give me vertigo 2?

No: Not enough metronidazole is absorbed from vagina to cause vertigo. It is not a common effect from oral use, either, unless you are foolish enough to use alcoholic drink at the same time. This is not a treatment for yeast. It is used for bacterial vaginosis (strong fishy odor) and trichomonas [watery, itchy discharge]. ...Read more

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Treated yeast infection with miconazole 1 and it got much better but still a slight odor and white discharge. Can I use tioconazole to finish the job?

Treated yeast infection with miconazole 1 and it got much better but still a slight odor and white discharge. Can I use tioconazole to finish the job?

No: Call your physician and ask for a tablet of fuuconazole. Additionally a vinegar and water douche or water and bicarbonte douche will relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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How are men decolonized & treated for yeast infection so they don't re-infect their partner?

How are men decolonized & treated for yeast infection so they don't re-infect their partner?

See answer: Yeast infections are not considered sexually transmitted infections. Although yeast infections may spread from one sexual partner to the other, it's rare and in vast majority of women who have recurrent yeast infections, it has nothing to do with male partner, yeast infections primarily occur in uncircumcised men and common in diabetics. Proper hygiene and topical/oral antifungals used to treat. ...Read more

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My vagina feels irritaded dry and itchy I was treated for yeast infection two weeks ago could I still have it?

You could: Be seen and examined, and your doctor can determine if you need to be retreated, or if you have another condition. ...Read more

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Recently on antibiotics, treated for yeast infection. 4 days after, still in pain, looked and urethra is size of large marble. Concerning?

Recently on antibiotics, treated for yeast infection. 4 days after, still in pain, looked and urethra is size of large marble. Concerning?

Urethral tic: It could look like that if inflammation is still present but also could have a urethral diverticulum or caruncle. Should see a urologist ...Read more

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I treated my yeast infection with diflucan (fluconazole) 150mg it has been 13days why do I still itch. Should l be taking another treatment.?

I treated my yeast infection with diflucan (fluconazole) 150mg it has been 13days why do I still itch. Should l be taking another treatment.?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I treated my yeast infection with Monistat one. Symptoms are better but now have a yellow tinted discharge with no odor. Is that normal?

I treated my yeast infection with Monistat one. Symptoms are better but now have a yellow tinted discharge with no odor. Is that normal?

Vaginal discharge: Without being able to examine you and the discharge and perhaps test it, it is impossible to know what this really is. Go and see your family doctor and get this looked at. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just treated my yeast infection but after my period it still itches but my discharge is now back to normal. Is there a chance I can have yeast again?

I just treated my yeast infection but after my period it still itches but my discharge is now back to normal. Is there a chance I can have yeast again?

Yeast infection: There is a chance that treatment for yeast infection was ineffective. If he still having itching and abnormal discharge please see her physician for further treatment options. ...Read more

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Treated vaginal yeast infection last week. Have noticed occasional itching around anus. Did my yeast infection spread? How do I treat it?

Yeast infections: There are a number of good antibiotics which kill yeast. Ask your OB to prescribe an oral antifungal medicine for you. Cannot do that on this website. ...Read more

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Have dry and itchy vagina x6 mos, and now difficulty lubricating during sex. Was treated for yeast infection but symptoms persist. What could this be?

Have dry and itchy vagina x6 mos, and now difficulty lubricating during sex. Was treated for yeast infection but symptoms persist. What could this be?

Symptoms: You may have a condition known as lichen sclerousis which is seen in middle age women. See your gynacologist or a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause yellow discharge and odor, negative on STD test, and just got treated on yeast infection?

What can cause yellow discharge and odor, negative on STD test, and just got treated on yeast infection?

Vaginitis: You probably have a bacterial vaginal infection. This would not respond to treatment for yeast and would be negative on STD test. See your doctor, antibiotic would help this. ...Read more

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I keep have this odour after sexual intercourse I went to the doctor and was treated for yeast infection but the smell is still there?

Bacterial growth: This may be from an overgrowth of normal female bacteria. Yeast infections are usually odorless. Call your GYN and have them do a vaginal bacterial culture. Additionally, you can us a gentle, disposable water/baking soda douche, sold at most pharmacies. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for yeast infection and genital herpes. I'm hurting bad still when I pee. Can u help me get some comfort. What can I do?

Herpes treatment: Herpes probably is the main cause of your pain, not yeast. I hope it is being properly treated with an oral drug like valacyclovir (Valtrex) or acyclovir. (The ointment is not effective.) If on oral treatment, the pain should start to improve within 2-3 days. In the meantime, an anesthetic ointment (e.g. lidocaine) may help. Sometimes it helps to urinate while sitting in a warm bath. Good luck! ...Read more

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Normal pap 2 yrs back. Did pap today. Doc told inflammed cervix. Being treated for yeast infection. Will pap test be normal? Reason for inflammed cervix?

Probably normal: Presence of a Pap failing to reveal malignant cells but rather showing inflamed cells not definitive for dx. Inflammation common from yeast and HPV but neither tells Ca or not. Pap stain only 60% accurate in defining premalignant cells so after infection clears, HPV to be tested and periodic repeat Paps needed. New test looking for squamous antigen being developed and is 100% accurate in dx. ...Read more

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Treated for yeast infection, went away, yellow discharge present with fishy smell. Dr. said it's bacterial, how did I get bacterial if not pregnant?

Treated for yeast infection, went away, yellow discharge present with fishy smell. Dr. said it's bacterial, how did I get bacterial if not pregnant?

Not related: Bacterial vaginosis is not only in pregnancy. Anytime the normal bacteria of the vagina is disturbed, by antibiotics or the changes of pregnancy, either yeast or bad bacteria can move it. It isn't uncommon for women to be treated for a yeast infection, and a bacterial infection follows it. You can wait and see if it clears on its own, you can try vaginal probiotics, or you can see a doctor for med ...Read more

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Being treated for yeast infection & BV. Today I have a painful red bump on labia. Dr. looked at today, said could be irritation. Could this be herpes?

Being treated for yeast infection & BV. Today I have a painful red bump on labia. Dr. looked at today, said could be irritation. Could this be herpes?

Hard to say...: Herpes is among the most common causes of localized sores of the genital area. But a single "red bump" is atypical for herpes. I suggest you have a more detailed discussion with your doctor, and ask whether it should be tested for herpes by PCR. ...Read more

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I treated a yeast infection with an over counter treatment Friday and tried to have sex tonight which stung and now my inner lips are swollen. Normal?

Yeast infection: No not normal. The infection persists and has caused a painful inflammation of the tissues You need to continue treatment until the infection has cleared. You may need to seak professional advice from a gynecologist. ...Read more

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How do men get treated for yeast infections?

Tx: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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Had foul smelling vaginal discharge about 6 m. Treated for yeast infections 2x.Treated for ureaplasma x1. Just had another culture done, all normal.?

Had foul smelling vaginal discharge about 6 m. Treated for yeast infections 2x.Treated for ureaplasma x1. Just had another culture done, all normal.?

? something else: The discharge you described can be seen with other infections. I recommend you return to your doctor for another pelvic exam to eval for other infections. Blood test may also be needed. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


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