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What changes the pH levels in my vagina that can cause yeast infection ?

What changes the pH levels in my vagina that can cause yeast infection ?

Yeast infections: Yeast tends to grow better in an acidic environment (lower ph). Gardnerella vaginalis grows better in an alkaline environment. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can a yeast infection cause my vagina to swell?

Possibly: 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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Will a yeast infection cause your vagina to swell?

Will a yeast infection cause your vagina to swell?

Most likely not: The most common presentation of yeast infection of the vagina , is itching , curd like discharge adherent to the virginal wall. Yeast infection of the vagina is very common and is usually mild nuisance . If there is swelling of the vaginal wall , i suspect something else is going on . I suggest to see your pcp / obgyn. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does having a yeast infection cause your vagina to be sensitive?

Does having a yeast infection cause your vagina to be sensitive?

Yes: 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. See your physician for accurate dx. ...Read more

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If you had a yeast infection and scratched a lot, can the scratching cause sores on your vagina?

If you had a yeast infection and scratched a lot, can the scratching cause sores on your vagina?

Sure: Scratching can easily cause sores, especially of sensitive tissues like the vaginal area. But see a doctor if they don't heal quickly or if you otherwise remain concerned. Also, herpes is a common cause of genital sores, so see a doctor ASAP if you are at risk for STDs or might have been exposed to herpes. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause air in the vagina? I think I might have one but I also have a lot of air. Can air make the vagina feel looser?

See below: Yeast infection is not usually associated with gas/air in the vagina. Loose vagina is likely to aspirate air rather than air making the vagina loose. See the site listed below for more information on yeast infection. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview ...Read more

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Can yeast infection cause vagina numbness?

Can yeast infection cause vagina numbness?

Not typical: Typical symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are vaginal itching associated with a thick white clumpy discharge and redness. Numbness is not a typical symptom ...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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more