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What are the tests for candida vulvovaginitis?

What are the tests for candida vulvovaginitis?

Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The yeast organisms are visible under magnification. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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Vaginal ph is 4.5, GYN said I had a yeast infection..? No discharge or anything.. Is that possible? Misdiagnosis?

Vaginal ph is 4.5, GYN said I had a yeast infection..? No discharge or anything.. Is that possible? Misdiagnosis?

Vaginal yeast: Whether you have a vaginal yeast infection depends mostly on symptoms (usually itching, irritation, etc) and examination of vaginal fluid under a microscope. Often no discharge. Your vaginal pH is normal, but it's usually normal with yeast infections. If you don't have symptoms, you may not need treatment; yeast can often be seen in normal vaginal fluid. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: You may be surprised to know that most studies have not shown a link between food and vaginitis. Most important thing is to obtain a complete and thorough evaluation to check for abnormalities which may be causing your symptoms like diabetes. Your md should examine you and perform several tests to assess for abnormal bacteria, yeast, etc. Additionally, they should discuss soaps and other irritants. ...Read more

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I have vaginal yeast infection candida glabrata. Will i be cured with meds. Will i give it to my husband. Thanks.?

Treatable: While other types of candida are more common causes of vaginal candidiasis candida glabrata is not rare. There are several antifungal treatments that can be used and your physicians lab can choose a drug to which this fungus is sensitive. It is not passed sexually from one person to the other. ...Read more

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I have a mild vaginal odor pH imbalance most likely? I have fluconazole 150 mg oral pill from last time i had a yeast infection would this help?

I have a mild vaginal odor pH imbalance most likely? I have fluconazole 150 mg oral pill from last time i had a yeast infection would this help?

Probably not...: Fluconazole probably won't help with the problem of vaginal odor. Vaginal odor is frequently cause by something called Bacterial Vaginosis. If it persists, you may need to see your Gyn for an exam to get the correct diagnosis and an antibiotic. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I fix a major pH imbalance i've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, i either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d

How can I fix a major pH imbalance i've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, i either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d

Taking : Taking pro-biotic supplements can help and eating a lot of yogurt helps. Sometimes women with persistent vaginal infections are treated with boric acid periodically but this a treatment that needs to be managed carefully by a physician. Our office has natural supplements containing pro-biotics that help a lot for some women. ...Read more

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Advice regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infections: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work ? See your Dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) ...Read more

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How should you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

How should you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Medication options.: There are several options of therapy for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are available without a prescription. If symptoms do not resolve with therapy be sure to see a doctor to evaluate additional options and treatments. ...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