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What causes a woman to get vaginites?

What causes a woman to get vaginites?

Vaginitis: Vaginitis can be from yeast (candida), or from BV (bacterial vaginosis). Also, it can be from other infections such as trichomonas, gonorrhea or chlamydia. Please go to your PCP, urgent care or health department to have testing done and be treated. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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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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What causes a person to get bacterial vaginitis?

What causes a person to get bacterial vaginitis?

Bacteria : These happens when the balance in normal bacteria is disrupted. Decrease in lactobacilli which produces hydrogen peroxide which helps kills other bacteria is outgrown. This usually happens when there is a change in the vaginal environment. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to get BV and recur?

What causes a woman to get BV and recur?

Let's see?: Ineffective or incomplete treatment may be the cause. One can get continually re-infected depending on sexual practices. Is your sex partner circumcised and what is his hygiene? Do you use condoms. Are you using sex toys? Do you have impeccable perineal hygiene? You may need a prolonged treatment and you may need a dual treatment with oral meds and per vagina meds. Sorry for the recurrence! ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

Yes.: There are many possibilities including sexually transmitted disease (stds), strep and certain kinds of pneumonia. ...Read more

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What causes you to get a yeast infection ?

What causes you to get a yeast infection ?

Overgrowth : Yeast infections occur most commonly in folds of skin where sweat and moisture accumulate. If temperatures are high, naturally found yeast on the skin overgrow. Also being on an antibiotic may kill normal skin bacteria and allow yeast to overgrow. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child/teenager to get vaginal infection?

Is it possible for a child/teenager to get vaginal infection?

Sure can: Sexual encounters certainly may cause vaginal infections.So can irritants such as bubble bath, detergents, foreign bodies etc.Also an odd complication of strep throat can cause this. So check with your doctor. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a male get a yeast infection?

It could be possible that a male get a yeast infection?

Yeast: It is possible for a male to get a yeast infection. Warm, moist areas--armpits, groin, under foreskin of the penis are likely areas. Having intercourse with a woman with a yeast infection could potentially transmit the yeast. Treatment is easy and effective with a topical anti-yeast cream. ...Read more

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Can a woman give a man a yeast infection? Can a yeast infection turn into a std?

Can a woman give a man a yeast infection? Can a yeast infection turn into a std?

Yeast infection: Men seldom develop symptomatic infection but can colonize the skin on the penis and transmit it back to the woman, resulting in difficulty in elimination of her symptoms. It is not an std in the sense that you are using it. ...Read more

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Can you get a UTI from a yeast infection?

No: Yeast infection can sometimes come from the good bacteria being killed by antibiotics meant to treat a UTI. UTI is a bacterial overgrowth in the bladder or urinary tract and is not related to yeast in any other way. ...Read more

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Will a bacterial infection cause me to have a miscarriage?

Will a bacterial infection cause me to have a miscarriage?

Listeriosis can.: Other than listeria monocytogenes, rare ascending intrauterine infections (staphylococcus aureus, gram negative bacilli, or some gram positive cocci) can cause septic abortion. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a yeast infection without discharge?

Yes: If it does not involve the vaginal barrel, the yeast infection can be without discharge on the mucous membranes of the perineum (labia, vulva) or the surrounding skin. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of how can a man have a yeast infection?

Yeast is ubiquitous: Yeast is a form of fungus. These "germs" are everywhere. Our natural protective methods and immune system prevent yeast from growing. Anything that upsets the local "environment" of the body may allow yeast to grow in sufficient numbers to cause an infection. Athlete's foot is an example. Yeast prefer to grow in warm moist areas; careful drying after bathing may help; sometime creams are needed. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal infection or bacterial infection make it harder for me to get pregnant?

Can a vaginal infection or bacterial infection make it harder for me to get pregnant?

Usually no: Most vaginal infections like yeast, bacterial vaginosis don't affect your ability to get pregnant. Past history of stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia may cause tubal blockage and could be a factor. Delay in getting pregnant may also relate to declining fertility with age. ...Read more

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Systemic yeast infection for a guy? How can that happen?

Systemic yeast infection for a guy? How can that happen?

Unusual: Getting systemic yeast infection in an otherwise "normal" person would be very unusual. Would need to know the circumstances, but patients with profound immuno-suppressive conditions may be more susceptible to this condition. ...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