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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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What shall I do if I have a yeast infection in my vagina?

Monstat: You can start with over the counter monostat. Avoid tight fitted clothing, take probiotics, change out of wet clothes immediately, and do not douche. If infection persists, consult you doctor for stronger treatment and to confirm yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can getting a yeast infection mean the vagina isnt being properly cleaned?

Can getting a yeast infection mean the vagina isnt being properly cleaned?

No: They occur due 2 upset in the normal flora in the vagina, usually caused by taking an antibiotic 4 some other reason. They r treatable, ask ur gyn, or pcp 4 recommendation 4 treatment. ...Read more

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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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Can a yeast infection cause my vagina to swell?

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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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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Does it mean it's beyond a yeast infection if the vagina is swollen ?

Not necessarily: But, anytime that one is not positive that what they are suffering from is a yeast infection, that warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection make your vagina feel like a heartbeat? Like it moves?

Can a yeast infection make your vagina feel like a heartbeat? Like it moves?

Unlikely: R u receiving treatment for u yeast infection ? If u r discuss u symptoms with u prescriber. ...Read more

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What the best over counter pill for a yeast infection in the vagina?

Yeast Treatment: Vaginal creams are typically placed inside the vagina with an applicator to kill off the yeast that cause yeast infections. Vaginal creams, sometimes called "antifungal creams, " usually come packaged with an applicator that helps you measure the right dose. Common examples: gyne-lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole) gynezol or femstat (butoconazole) monistat (miconazole nitrate) vagistat-1. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...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