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Doctor insights on: Untreated Yeast Infection Complications

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How to know if I have an untreated yeast infection?

How to know if I have an untreated yeast infection?

Vaginal Yeast?: 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.

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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


Dr. Kamel Sadek Dr. Sadek
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
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I think I have a yeast infection. What could happened if I leave it untreated?

I think I have a yeast infection. What could happened if I leave it untreated?

Treatment is simple: If you are referring to vaginal yeast infection, you should get treated with at least using over the counter medication. There are multiple anti- fungal creams at the drug store and they are not expensive. Ask the pharmacist for help. You may also have a different type of infection, like bacterial vaginosis. Seek medical care with a gynecologist or a family physician.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How to know if I have herpes or an untreated yeast infection?

How to know if I have herpes or an untreated yeast infection?

Medical eval: 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. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I need help! How do I know if I have herpes or an untreated yeast infection?

Medical eval: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. Herpes simplex - The lesions may be preceded several days by itching &/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop

Dr. John Froude Dr. Froude
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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Could a yeast infection cause more complications?

Unlikely: When you say yeast infection are you referring to vaginitis? If so, it is very unlikely indeed that it will spread or involve other parts of the body. Antibiotics, Steroids, Diabetes, these are risk factors. Even severe cases are usually cured by treatment with fluconazole tablets up to two weeks in the most severe cases.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What happens when a yeast infection is left untreated?

What happens when a yeast infection is left untreated?

It persists: Yeast infection usually persist if left untreated and can predispose to other infections, such as bacterial infection.

Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Could you tell me what happens if you leave a yeast infection untreated?

Your own discomfort: A yeast infection commonly causes itching and redness, so that is the worst. However sometimes women think they have a yeast infection but actually have something else, so if it doesn't go away on its own it is wise to get checked. Yeast infections can be treated with over the counter meds. If you don't want to take a med stop all sugar, carbs, fruit, alcohol. Can try yeast arrest.

Dr. Lane Childs Dr. Childs
Urology
30 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it safe to leave a yeast infection untreated?

Is it safe to leave a yeast infection untreated?

Well...: You could but it could spread to the surrounding skin. Why not treat it and get rid of the symptoms?

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can a yeast infection turn into trichomonas infection if untreated?

Yeast infections are: Common fungal infections. Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted parasitic infection. They are two different infections. One does not morph into the other. Take care.

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Dr. HECTOR Franco Dr. Franco
Dermatology
42 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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Is it possible to get herpes like sores from an untreated yeast infection?

Possibly: Candida (yeast) infections can present as red bumps or pustules that might resemble a herpetic sore or ulcer in their later stages. Herpes sores are usually very distinctive in that they start out as blisters in clusters, are usually painful and last 5-15 days and resolve, often to reccur again in the same spot. As a rule candia infections do not behave in this fashion.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What is the worst that can happen if you leave a yeast infection totally untreated for too long?

What is the worst that can happen if you leave a yeast infection totally untreated for too long?

Probably nothing: Vaginal yeast infections have few complications; probably nothing serious would happen, just continuing discomfort. OTOH, some apparent yeast infections have other causes, and some yeast is the result of another health problem, especially diabetes. Best to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. David Hardin Dr. Hardin
Wound care
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What occurs to a yeast infection if it were left untreated by antibiotics?

Anything: If a yeast infection is treated with antibiotics it may get worse. You need treatment specific for yeast.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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I just wanted to know can untreated vaginal yeast infection lead to a systemic yeast infection?

I just wanted to know can untreated vaginal yeast infection lead to a systemic yeast infection?

Urban myth: "Systemic yeast" (or systemic candidiasis) is an urban myth. There is no such thing. Vaginal yeast infections are easily treated, and if you think you have one, see your doctor -- or maybe try one of the many over-the-counter treatments. But for some reason you don't get treated, you won't have any health problems excpet for the genital itching, irritation, etc.

Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Day 7 of amoxicillin for Strep got yeast infection. Stopped the amoxicillin. Should I be worried for complications from strep stopping it 3 days early?

Day 7 of amoxicillin for Strep got yeast infection. Stopped the amoxicillin. Should I be worried for complications from strep stopping it 3 days early?

Be very worried!: You must take all 10 days of the antibiotic to prevent the risk of rheumatic fever and of developing drug-resistant bacteria. Continue it and treat the yeast infection. Call your doc, to see if a a different antibiotic can be used. Or use otc yeast meds and take amoxicillin with 8 oz of water.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Untreated candidisis or yeast infection can cause infertility?

No: This is not related to fertility. You could just go get treated. Yeast medication is available at any pharmacy without a prescription

Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Can untreated penile yeast infection kill a man?

Can untreated penile yeast infection kill a man?

Not a normal man: A yeast infection from the common candida yeast, growing on the penis of an otherwise normal, healthy man... Will not kill him. He will have itchy, irritated skin, and will want to treat it with an anti-fungal cream to get rid of the problem.

Dr. Michael Roman Dr. Roman
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can leaving a yeast infection untreated cause swelling of the lymph nodes?

Can leaving a yeast infection untreated cause swelling of the lymph nodes?

Yes: Any infection or inflammation can cause the lymph nodes to become larger. Not sure why you wouldn't treat the infection?

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more