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Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

Are all vaginal infections ""yeast infections""?

ABSOLUTELY NOT: Yeast is only one cause of vaginal infections, but it is common. Others are caused by bacteria, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, and bacterial vaginosis. Some viruses also bother the vagina, like herpes and hpv. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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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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Can TB lymphadenitis cause vaginal yeast infections?

Can TB  lymphadenitis cause vaginal yeast infections?

TB and yeast infect: TB itself does not cause vaginal yeast infection; however, if you are on certain medications, especially antibiotics which can alter your bacterial flora, you are much more likely to develop vaginal yeast over growth and infection. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infections be transmitted through oral sex?

Not likely.: That would assume your partner had oral candida. This would be rare. Some women simply have more problems with vaginal yeast infection, probably because of their own immune response to fungi. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause foul yeast infection?

No: They are 2 different things. Each is treatable but different. STOP TAKING FOLIC ACID UNTIL YOU GET A BLOOD TEST FOR B12. Why take such a huge dose, anyway? ...Read more

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Can recurrent yeast infections cause vaginal cysts?

No: Recurrent vaginal yeast infections do not cause vaginal cysts. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections contagious?

Yes: Yeast infections are not considered a sexually transmitted disease. But partners do the potential to infect each other. ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection. Same as thrush?

No, Thrush is oral: A vaginal yeast infection and thrush are caused by the same same fungus, candida, but thrush is oral (only the mouth), and the former only affects the vagina. Clotrimazole can be used for both, but usually different medications are used for the vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Can replens cause yeast infection?

Vaginal candida: This vaginal moisturizer will not cause yeast infection, but by altering the acidity and other features of the normal vaginal tissues it may potentially increase the likelihood that yeasts (candida albicans) may grow out. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

Can a vaginal yeast infection cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

No, but be careful: Yeast doesn't cause PID. However, the symptoms of yeast infection and STDs that can lead to PID often are similar. Therefore, it is very possible for a woman who thinks she has a yeast infection to get PID. If you suspect a yeast infection or have any symptoms like vaginal discharge, irritation, or odor -- and certainly if you have PID symptoms like PID -- see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause sterility?

No: Candida yeast infections are rather common and generally do not cause serious medical conditions in normal men and women, so such infections would not make a person sterile. ...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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Can soap give females vaginal yeast infections?

Not usual: Soaps should not give a person a yeast infection. Diabetes or essentially a sugary environment (such as that seen with Diabetes and sugar in the urine) as well as antibiotics (which kill bacteria and can make the yeast thrive) are risk factors for yeast infections. Best wishes. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


Dr. Benjamin Yeh
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Vaginal Diseases (Definition)

Vaginal diseases include anatomic, infectious, inflammatory, and cancerous ...Read more