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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

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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

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Took a yeast infection test...positive. Can a yeast infection cause aches in your vagina?

What kind of test?: Vaginal yeast causes itching, irritation, and sometimes increased vaginal discharge; most affected women would not call it "aching". What kind of test was it? In a doctor's office or something you found on line? If the latter, I suggest you ignore it and see your doctor. Definitely should not have and should ignore tests for "systemic" yeast or candida, like a saliva or "spit test". ...Read more

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Do you think having a yeast infection could cause bumps on the top inner part of the vagina?

Do you think having a yeast infection could cause bumps on the top inner part of the vagina?

No: Yeast infections do not cause bumps. They usually are associated with discharge, itching and burning. Some women with prolonged vulvar yeast infections can develop chronic vulvitis with skin discoloration, and thickening. No discrete bumps are seen. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are white flakey/clumpy spots on outer part of vagina a symptom of a yeast infection? Are there any other conditions that cause this?

Are white flakey/clumpy spots on outer part of vagina a symptom of a yeast infection? Are there any other conditions that cause this?

Usually yeast: This can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle, etc, but usually irritating, itchy, white clumps are a sign of a yeast infection. It's probably worth trying an over-the-counter treatment like monistat, but if it does not improve or you have pain, bleeding, fever, etc - see a doctor. ...Read more

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Small clear bumps inside vagina I have small clear bumps inside my vagina doesn't itch doesn't hurt i just noticed them today i don't no how long they've been there ... What is it? If it helps i had a yeast infection thats what caused me to look down ther

Small clear bumps inside vagina I have small clear bumps inside my vagina doesn't itch doesn't hurt i just noticed them today i don't no how long they've been there ... What is it? If it helps i had a yeast infection thats what caused me to look down ther

The : The best thing to do would be to see your healthcare provider and have an examination and cultures. They might just be reactionary, but it is best to have cultures to be sure it isn't an infectious type of rash. If you have pain, fever, or discharge then you must be seen immediately. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infection in mouth, vagina & under my arm?

Yeast: Immunocompromise can be one reason. Others can be diabetes, uncontrolled or excessive sweating, moisture. Antibiotic use can cause yeast vaginitis. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause white lumps to appear right near the entrance of vagina?

Yes: This may certainly occur, but rather than diagnosing this yourself would strongly suggest you see a doctor and have an exam to determine if anything else may be present. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection cause tears around vaginal area? Such as top of clitoris, and bellow vagina opening above anus?

Yeast: In general, yeast does not cause tears. The resultant inflammation can make someone more susceptible to injury/tears. See a md for an exam to assess for other causes. ...Read more

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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