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What Causes Vaginal Yeast
Yeast?: There are many things that can cause vaginal itching. The most common cause is a yeast infection. Other causes are a trichomonas infection and a host of skin conditions such as eczema, vulvar dystrophies, etc. Your Ob/Gyn is trained to distinguish between these problems and give you the correct diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more
Several Possible: A vaginal discharge may be caused my several factors. Since no other information is provided, the possible causes could be physiologic or infectious. Infection from Yeast, Trichomonas or Bacterial Vaginosis may cause a vaginal discharge. Cervical inflammation or infection may cause a discharge. On the other hand a discharge may be caused by ovulation, normal vaginal secretions, or recent sex. ...Read more
Candida (overgrowth): Candida is the usual cause of yeast infections in a person. Candida is always in or on our bodies, in small amounts that are invisible. Candida lives with us, normally. It causes symptoms if it invades into parts of our bodies where candida is not supposed to go, or it causes symptoms if it is indeed staying where it should but is overgrowing in large amounts (such as with oral or vaginal thrush). ...Read more
Fungus: Yeasts are microscopic organisms that are a type of fungus. Abnormal overgrowth of these fungi happen in a "yeast infection". This can be triggered by changes in ph (acidity) of the environment / anatomic location or by other factors such as taking antibiotics (which cause altered flora). Decreased immune system function may also be related to yeast infections. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
More than natural: Having more yeast than there naturally should be in a particular part of the body... is what causes a yeast infection. Yeast and fungi are part of our lives on Earth. They are always with us, but when they end up in places or in numbers that are not natural, we call it an infection. Sometimes we call it an overgrowth, if the location is normal but the yeast numbers are too high. ...Read more
Bacterial imbalance: Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of things. The loss of balance between "good" and "bad" bacteria can cause bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. There are several other infections that are sexually transmitted, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomonas. ...Read more
Infectious condition: Vulvovaginitis means inflammation of vagina and vulva-typically caused by common infections like candida(yeast), gardnerella(bacterial vaginosis), trichomonas.Group b sreptococcus can cause vaginitis rarely vulvitis.Other common causes of vulvitis are contact dermatitis caused by allergy to synthetic wear, hoses, underwear etc.Then there are certain rare vuvar dystrophies caused by autoimmune disorder. ...Read more
Multifactorial: Multiple factors that can cause prolapse. Most women have one or more: number of pregnancies/ vaginal deliveries, weight of baby at birth, large tears at delivery, family history, smoking, obesity, diabetes, chronic coughing/sneezing/heavy lifting, connective tissue disorders. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Unknown, complicated: BV is overgrowth of some vaginal bacteria and undergrowth of others. Most or all the bacteria are entirely normal in the vagina -- it's the change in numbers that's important. Why it happens isn't clear. In some ways, BV behaves like an STD -- uncommon in virgins, more frequent with new or multiple partners. But no known germ comes from male partners, and treating partners doesn't prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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