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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


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My vagina is very red and sore and feels raw on the left side. There are no sores that I can see but it is not a yeast infect.. could it be herpes??

My vagina is very red and sore and feels raw on the left side. There are no sores that I can see but it is not a yeast infect.. could it be herpes??

Vaginal pain: What you are experiencing is an inflammation of the vagina , most likely due to an infection. If you are sexually active then this could be a sexually transmitted disease, and you need to contact your doctor for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I recently had oral sex with a girl while having sex i found her vagina stinky may be its a yeast infection are there any chances for me to get infect?

I recently had oral sex with a girl while having sex i found her vagina stinky may be its a yeast infection are there any chances for me to get infect?

Yes: Any time you have sexual contact with another person's genitals there is risk for infection, viral or bacterial. Though unlikely, it is definitely not unheard of. You may want to discretely mention to her that you noticed an odor and inquire as to whether or not she has had a recent STD check up. Could also be something benign like bacterial vaginosis. Have a conversation, prevent STIs. ...Read more

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How does yeast get from the vagina to the anus?

How does yeast get from the vagina to the anus?

The two areas: Are only separated by the perineum - wiping, or just spread along skin can cause this. ...Read more

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My vagina stays thick like inhave yeast..But no smell or symtoms..But wont go away..Why?

Need exam: Sometimes women have vaginal symptoms and it just isn't clear if there is an infection or an irritation reaction or what. An exam by your doctor is the best way to figure this out. ...Read more

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My vagina is not really that itchy but i used a glove of garlic overnight. How long should I continue it to treat yeast?

Garlic won't work: If you keep using garlic and nothing else, you may have to treat it forever: garlic won't cure yeast of anything else. And it has awfully strong chemicals to use in the vagina. If you're certain you have a vaginal yeast infection, use a proper treatment like an "azole" cream, available over the counter (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc). See your doctor for diagnosis it the cause is uncertain. ...Read more

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How does yeast get in the vagina is it from sex? Or from anything?

How does yeast get in the vagina is it from sex? Or from anything?

Yeast Infection: A vaginal yeast infection isn't considered a sexually transmitted infection, although the fungus that causes the condition can be spread through oral-genital contact. Candida is a microorganism that's normally present in your vagina, along with bacteria. Your vagina naturally contains a balanced mix of yeast and bacteria.Disruption of the healthy balance can result in an overgrowth of yeast. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an over yeasty vagina? I feel like my vagina produces more yeast than most.

Yes: 1 in 10 women will experience recurrent fungal infections i the vagina. The amount of yeast present in the vagina can fluctuate depending on where you are in the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure candida/yeast in my vagina without supplements?

A few possibilities: There are several excellent over the counter and prescription medications, both oral and vaginal, which may be used for vaginal yeast infection. Ask your health care provider which one is best for you... ...Read more

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I now have a dry vagina after a yeast and UTI combo, what could be wrong?

Treatment: Usually is nothing. Might be a lack of physiologic lubrication after treatment. This should resolve on its own. ...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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White substance around female urethra opening? Not a lot of it but it's not coming out of the vagina. Could it be yeast?

Yeast: Any discharge around the urethra could be a fungal infection. I would obtain a urine sample and see if there is an infection ...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