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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. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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, and probably nothing serious would happen, just continuing discomfort. But are you sure it's yeast? The main symptom is itching; discharge or odor suggests another problem, including STDs. And some yeast infections are due to underlying health problems, expecially diabetes. Best to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 if for some reason you don't get treated, you won't have any health problems except for genital itching, irritation, etc. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...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


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