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What is the cause of vaginal yeast?

What is the cause of vaginal yeast?

Causes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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Acidity Of Vaginal Fluid (Definition)

The normal ph of a vagina of a reproductive aged female is acidic. Estrogen stimulates the vagina to be thick and moist and this fosters the growth of healthy lactobacilli which causes the ph to be acidic. Sometimes other bacteria grow which changes the ph to basic and causes an odor and irritation. Sometimes probiotics can be taken to support ...Read more


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What is the primary cause of vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are very common: three out of four women have at least one during their lives. What causes vaginal yeast infections? Candida yeast normally live in the vagina. But certain conditions set up an ideal environment for the yeast to "overgrow" out of balance and cause a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infections in the vagina?

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Candida: Causative agent of vaginal yeast infections are candida species yeast, usually albicans. Treatment is with either topical antifungal or a single dose of systemic, such as fluconazole. ...Read more

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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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How is a overgrowth of yeast in the gut treated?

How is a overgrowth of yeast in the gut treated?

Intestinal yeast: Typically a result of antibacterial agents, immune disorders, or dietary issues, the cure often depends in part on cause. If you are not on antibiotics and do not have an immune system problem, the best cure is to add good bacteria back by eating yogurt or taking probiotics available at your grocery or health food store. Sometimes we will use prescriptions like Nystatin or other agents. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of having yeast growth in vagina before a real infection?

Can't: For some yeast is a normal part of the vaginal flora so there are no preinfection signs. ...Read more

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What is the pH of spermicide?

What is the pH of spermicide?

Here are some ...: There are too many spermicides around. Do you refer to the ones used for contraception? Would you please why you ask this Qs, out of curiosity or clinical relevance? ...Read more

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What is the difference between a yeast infection and a bacterial infection in the vagina? How different are the symptoms?

What is the difference between a yeast infection and a bacterial infection in the vagina? How different are the symptoms?

The difference is: A yeast infection is caused by yeast. The bacterial infection that i think you are referring to is not actually an infection. It's an imbalance of the vaginal flora/bacteria. Hope this clarifies. ...Read more

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What is the cure of candida in women?

What is the cure of candida in women?

In the case: Of vaginal often can be treated with topical drug. A short course of Fluconazole also very effective. ...Read more

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What is the cause of boil in d vagina?

What is the cause of boil in d vagina?

Vaginal boils: Vaginal boils are caused by a combination of the glandular tissue, a moist environment and a bacterial rich region of the body. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for the candida in vagina?

Depends: The best treatment is the right one for you, and is an antimicrobial to which your candida is sensitive. The first line is either intravaginal tioconazole (i.e. Monistat) or oral fluconazole (i.e. Diflucan). ...Read more

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What is the normal pH balance for the vagina?

What is the normal pH balance for the vagina?

3.8 4.5: The normal vaginal pH is 3.8 to 4.5. Bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and atrophic vaginitis often cause a vaginal pH higher than 4.5. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

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

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Describe the features of bacterial vaginosis in the vagina.?

Describe the features of bacterial vaginosis in the vagina.?

BV: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis - a bacteria present in the vagina in over 70% of women. Symptoms are usually an increase in vaginal discharge frequently associated with a fishy odor. ...Read more

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What is the result of KOH prep of oral scraping in thrush?

What is the result of KOH prep of oral scraping in thrush?

Yeast: Thrush is caused by a yeast or fungi, candida albicans. A KOH prep slide will help show the branching of candida under a microscope. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a yeast infection?

Fungus: A yeast infection is caused by fungus (often candida albicans) that multiplies in your mouth, your vagina, or your skin. ...Read more

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What exactly is the pH balance of the vagina?

What exactly is the pH balance of the vagina?

4.5: The normal vaginal ph is 4.5. This can be altered by many things including infection. ...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