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Vaginal Yeast Infection Symptoms
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
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer? Is recurrent vaginal yeast infection one of the symptoms?
Cervical CA: Cervical cancer can be silent for a long time, or it can present with spotting or bleeding, pelvic pain, or a small mass that can be seen by the gynecologist with an instrument. Yeast infections are not typically associated with cervical neoplasia. It would be best to have a complete examination by your gynecologist if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had vaginal yeast infection for more than 3 years with mild symptom, what is the best way to cure the infection? Can it be completely cure?
Chronic Yeast: Infection warrants evaluation ; treatment by a physician - vice just reaching for an otc product. ...Read more
Lots: Itching burning stinging cheesy white discharge.Get a more detailed answer ›
Discharge/itching: Most vaginal yeast (candida) infections are associated with a discharge, and or itching and sometimes frequent and/or uncomfortable urination. Some have a whitish, "cottage cheese-like" discharge. Hyphae (branhing from the yeast can sometimes been seen on a smear from a vaginal swab. ...Read more
Took Flucess 150mg pill (lasts 1 month in body) to treat vaginal yeast infection. 2 weeks later, all other symptoms are gone but discarge still there?
Further eval needed: It's possible that it is still there, though there may be another cause. It's also possible that it may be normal discharge. I would recommend seeing your primary care provider or ob/gyn for further evaluation ...Read more
My 5 yr old granddaughter has symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection. Can we use Monistat cream on her?
Take to pediatrician: Definitely do not assume the diagnosis or attempt to treat it on your own. This child needs to see her pediatrician immediately. Do not treat her first. There are infections other than yeast that could cause this, and some are dangerous. Do not delay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a vaginal yeast infection cause frequent urination and other uti symptoms?? If yes, how to treat?
Yeast? UTI? STD?: Yeast might do this, but as you suggest yourself, it sounds more like a UTI. STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia also can cause similar symptoms, and it can be difficult to distinguish all these from one another. Professional evaluation is needed. Consider your nearest government funded sexual health centre. Australia's SHCs are the best genital medicine clinics in the world. You'll get great care. ...Read more
How can we tell the difference between vaginal yeast infection & genital and oral herpes? Symptoms? Length of initial infection? Help please please.
Taken single dose of monurol, 9 out of 15 tablets of ketonazole but symptoms of urinary tract infection n vaginal yeast infection persist. What to do?
Natural approaches: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>. ...Read more
I have vaginal yeast infection candida glabrata. Will I be cured with meds. Will I give it to my husband. Thanks.?
Treatable: While other types of candida are more common causes of vaginal candidiasis candida glabrata is not rare. There are several antifungal treatments that can be used and your physicians lab can choose a drug to which this fungus is sensitive. It is not passed sexually from one person to the other. ...Read more
Is it normal for me to have a vaginal yeast infection? How long it will recover? I never had a sex partner and I am 23..
Anti fungal: You can use an otc medicine like monistat. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal medicine. ...Read more
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