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Having vaginal burning. Yeast infection or vaginal dryness?

Having vaginal burning. Yeast infection or vaginal dryness?

Could be either: Cannot tell you without an exam, could also be a herpes infection or a vaginal dystrophy, there are many conditions that could cause burning in someone your age , you need to see your gyn. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Can a yeast infection cause fishy vaginal odor?

Bacterial vaginosis: Not usually. A fishy order is usually caused by bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Does brown bloody vaginal discharge means yeast infection?

Does brown bloody vaginal discharge means yeast infection?

Probably not: Brown vaginal discharge is usually older, deoxygenated blood from the uterus. Bleeding does not usually occur from yeast infections - althought there could sometimes be a small amoutn of blood. It isn't that likely that this is due to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is thick pink vaginal discharge a symptom inna yeast infection?

May be: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Although bleeding isn't usually associated with yeast, there could could be a small amt of blood mixed in causing pink coloration. Leukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is >>. ...Read more

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Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Overgrowth of yeast: Occurs after antibiotics, or associated with diabetes. Treatable with over the counter products such as gyn lotrimin or micatin (miconazole). ...Read more

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Which STD change vaginal discharge?

Which STD change vaginal discharge?

STD: This may not be all inclusive. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trichomoniasis can cause discharge. ...Read more

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Vaginal odor after antibiotics for tooth infection and yeast infection?

Vaginal odor after antibiotics for tooth infection  and yeast infection?

Very possible: Antibiotics reduce bacterial levels, often allowing for yeast overgrowth. Antibiotics will reduce spread of bacterial infection, but will not cure an infected tooth. You need actual Dental treatment to affect a cure. Please call your Dentist about the tooth infection and your OBGyn about your yeast infection.. ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Sometimes: Yeast infections certainly can be associated with an increased vaginal discharge. The classic discharge is "a cottage cheese" discharge. However, there are other causes for vaginal discharge also. If you are noticing an increased vaginal discharge that is unusual for you then see a gynecologist for further evaluation.For more information: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more

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Yeast infection after intercourse?

Colonized: It sounds like your partner has been colonized. It is common in uncircumcised men. You should use condoms to help prevent it. Treatment should clear it up if you are not exposed again. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infection cause cramps?

Can vaginal yeast infection cause cramps?

Not usually.: 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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Vaginal dryness, discharge, vaginal irritation ?

Vaginal dryness, discharge, vaginal irritation 
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Discharge : Discharge with irritation needs evaluation, could be a yeast infection, bacterial infection or something more worrisome and the only way to know is a thorough exam & evaluation ...Read more

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Does yeast infections smell fishy?

No, not normally.: Usually there is no significant odor with yeast. Recommend medical eval. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis discharge be brownish?

Can bacterial vaginosis discharge be brownish?

Bacterial Vaginosis : Can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. There could be a brownish tinge if there is some old blood mixed in. 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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Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

Does uti cause vaginal fishy odor?

No, BV does!: Sometimes disturbances to the natural bacteria in your vagina (douching, irregular bleeding, unprotected sex, etc) can allow abnl bacteria like Gardnerella to overgrow and cause a fishy odor. It's not sexually transmitted, but can be treated w/ Metronidazole(Flagyl)/Clindamycin/Boric Acid. See your GYN for a prescription and be examined for other potential causes. Nothing urgent/dangerous though. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching/dryness during pregnancy...Treated twice for yeast infection?

Vaginal itching/dryness during pregnancy...Treated twice for yeast infection?

Vaginitis : This could also be due to a bacterial vaginosis infection or trichomonas. You need to be examined and evaluated by a physician whom can perform a wet mount and make further assessment of the cause of your itching or discharge. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection vaginal cream effect hpt?

Not really: It should not have an effect on results. ...Read more

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Brown discharge normal after yeast infection?

Brown discharge is: Usually old blood fromuterus. Normally yeast infections don't cause bleeding. But, if the vaginal tissues became raw and irritated enough, it could cause some minimal bleeding. 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 discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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Does brown bloody vaginal discharge means yeast infection?

Probably not: Brown vaginal discharge is usually older, deoxygenated blood from the uterus. Bleeding does not usually occur from yeast infections - althought there could sometimes be a small amoutn of blood. It isn't that likely that this is due to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What is considered healthy vaginal discharge and yeast infection?

Depends: A woman may have a lot or small amounts of discharge in a day. Discharge can be clear, thick, white or slightly yellow. Healthy discharge is not associated with pain or itching, like a yeast infection is. Sometimes, but not always, yeast discharge is "like cottage cheese" as it forms little clumps. The discharge itself, however, isn't definitive. The symptoms are more important. To establish. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?

Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?

STD vs yeast: No STD causes yeast infections. Usually vaginal yeast infections cause no discharge, or only a slight amount, usually white and thick. The main symptoms of yeast are itching, irritation, and sometimes redness of the labia, vaginal opening, etc. There are many causes of vaginal discharge, including STDs. Since you ask about STDs, probably you suspect you may be at risk, so get tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pasty white sour tasting vaginal discharge. Not yeast infection-already tried that treatment no itch or smell. Makes sex dry/painful. What is this?

Pasty white sour tasting vaginal discharge. Not yeast infection-already tried that treatment no itch or smell. Makes sex dry/painful. What is this?

Vaginal infection: A number of bacterial, fungal or other infectious causes could be involved. Get a gyn check up and testing to have the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Yellow vaginal discharge, no yeast infection, UTI or STI, now sudden, severe lower back pain. PCP can't find anything wrong. what next? Have IUD in

Yellow vaginal discharge, no yeast infection, UTI or STI, now sudden,  severe lower back pain.  PCP can't find anything wrong.  what next? Have IUD in

Infection, PID?: Colored vaginal discharge usually means infection. This sounds like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), perhaps due to the IUD -- not common but it happens. Also get retested for gonorrhea and chlamydia (the tests miss some infections) and DNA test for trichomonas (other tests miss many trich infections). Consider requesting referral to a gyn who subspecializes in infections. Do it all ASAP. ...Read more

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What can cause yellow vaginal discharge other than yeast infection?

Infection?: Colored (yellow, tan, etc) vaginal discharge often means an infection, including STDs if at risk. Yeast usually does NOT cause colored discharge -- usually little discharge, generally white and thick. (The main yeast symptom is itching and irritation.) Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation, so see your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of vaginal discharge from a yeast infection?

Some options: You can try otc products or your physician can order an oral antifungal like diflucan. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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Is thick pink vaginal discharge a symptom inna yeast infection?

May be: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Although bleeding isn't usually associated with yeast, there could could be a small amt of blood mixed in causing pink coloration. Leukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is >>. ...Read more

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How can you know if vaginal discharge is just a yeast infection or something else?

See your GYN doc: Yeast is a common vaginal infection. The other two are bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. The last one is sexually transmitted, the first two are not. Yeast much more often than the others is characterized by itching and often also a white to pale green discharge, which is occasionally abundant, although sometimes not so much. One can try over the counter creams which are often effective. ...Read more

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I am having vaginal itchiness, and irregular vaginal discharge, is this a yeast infection? It started a week ago. The discharge is white and clumpy.

Could be: The description sounds like it could be a yeast infection. See your doctor and let them check you out and get treated so that you will be sure. ...Read more

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I have too much daily vaginal discharge. Tested negative for yeast infection and std. White/thick, or clear. Sometimes it has odor.What's the problem?

I have too much daily vaginal discharge. Tested negative for yeast infection and std. White/thick, or clear. Sometimes it has odor.What's the problem?

Needs testing: There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Yellow vaginal discharge after starting yeast infection treatment. Is this normal?

Yellow vaginal discharge after starting yeast infection treatment. Is this normal?

Other vaginitis: If discharge occurs during treatment for yeast, other causes of vaginitis have to be checked for. These include bacterial infections, trichomonas and chlamydial infections of the vagina. These conditions require different treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and burning with no vaginal discharge? Is it a yeast infection or something else?

I am experiencing vaginal itching and burning with no vaginal discharge? Is it a yeast infection or something else?

Many possibilities: Vaginal itching and burning, without a discharge, could still be a yeast infection. However, there are many other possibilities, including herpes, a bacterial vaginitis, or another sexually transmitted disease. Best to see your family doctor or gynecologist for additional tests or studies. ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Sometimes: Yeast infections certainly can be associated with an increased vaginal discharge. The classic discharge is "a cottage cheese" discharge. However, there are other causes for vaginal discharge also. If you are noticing an increased vaginal discharge that is unusual for you then see a gynecologist for further evaluation.For more information: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more

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How do a yeast infection and vaginal discharge differ?

Burning & Itching: A yeast infection typically involves increased irritation to the vagina or vulva or surrounding tissue in the groin. It can cause redness and itching. Sometimes it burns or burns when you're peeing. Vaginal discharge is normal to have every day (the vagina being like a self cleaning oven). It can be thin or thick. Clear or white but does not typically cause itching or burning. ...Read more

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Took yeast infection meds, but now I have more vaginal discharge?

Maybe B.V.: Bacterial vaginosis can act like a yeast infection.Also other causes for "discharge" .Best to see your dr. ...Read more

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Yeast infection or something else causing my not-too-bad vaginal discharge?

Yeast infection or something else causing my not-too-bad vaginal discharge?

OTC tests: There are over-the-counter test kits to check for each as a screening tool. Next step is to treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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I have vaginal discharge I have been xchecked for a yeast infection negative..How can I reduce this ?

Go back to doctor: Not all vaginal discharges are yeast infections. Vaginal discharges can be due to many types of problems including infections due to bacteria or yeast, hormone imbalances, abnormal cells or other atypical problems. You should return to the physician or see a more specialized physician that can help to pinpoint the cause better. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more