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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have a hemorrhagic cyst on my left ovary. It has not ruptured. I have a thick white discharge that has tested negative for yeast. Normal with cyst?

I have a hemorrhagic cyst on my left ovary. It has not ruptured. I have a thick white discharge that has tested negative for yeast. Normal with cyst?

Unrelated: Discharge isn't really related to cysts. If you have a hemoraghic cyst you are probably in the luteal phase of your menstrual cycle (the second half of the monthly cycle), and cervical mucous can be thicker at that point in the cycle. If there is itching or burning or bad smell, its not related at all and you should see your doc to better figure it out. ...Read more

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Can recurrent yeast infections cause vaginal cysts?

Can recurrent yeast infections cause vaginal cysts?

No: Recurrent vaginal yeast infections do not cause vaginal cysts. ...Read more

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I have chronic subcutaneous cysts under both breasts each time cyst comes and pops a yeast infection follows any suggestions? have had surgery in past

Diabetes?: Whenever my patients have recurrent yeast infections anywhere I worry they may have diabetes that's not diagnosed or diabetes that's not under control. Please get checked ...Read more

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I was prescribed Cephalexin for a cyst- 3 a day for 7 days. On day 3, I have developed a yeast infection. Can I ask for diflucan (fluconazole)?

Yes: Sure, no problem. Fluconazole (Diflucan) and cephalexin (Keflex) won't interfere with each other. However, you should first check with the doctor who prescribed the cephalexin and see if s/he would like to check for sure whether you have a yeast infection and/or approve the treatment. ...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