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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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How can you distinguish between a yeast infection and sti?

How can you distinguish between a yeast infection and sti?

You might not: even have symptoms if you have a silent STD. Thus, if in doubt - get a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Thick yellow/beige discharge, no smell. Itching in vagina. Mild burning sensation during sex. No burning during urination. Yeast infection? STI?

Thick yellow/beige discharge, no smell. Itching in vagina. Mild burning sensation during sex. No burning during urination. Yeast infection? STI?

Vaginal discharge: Colored vaginal discharge (yellow, green, tan, beige, etc) usually means infection. Yeast is possible and itching, irritation and burning during sex are typical for yeast. However, yeast usually causes scant discharge, not colored. Gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas are possible if at risk for STI. Any abnormal or new vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation; see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Yellow vaginal discharge, no yeast infection, UTI or STI, now sudden, severe lower back pain. PCP can't find anything wrong. what next? Have IUD in

Yellow vaginal discharge, no yeast infection, UTI or STI, now sudden,  severe lower back pain.  PCP can't find anything wrong.  what next? Have IUD in

Infection, PID?: Colored vaginal discharge usually means infection. This sounds like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), perhaps due to the IUD -- not common but it happens. Also get retested for gonorrhea and chlamydia (the tests miss some infections) and DNA test for trichomonas (other tests miss many trich infections). Consider requesting referral to a gyn who subspecializes in infections. Do it all ASAP. ...Read more

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Does treatment for yeast infection and BV interfere with STI swab test? When can I get tested for it to be accurate?

Does treatment for yeast infection and BV interfere with STI swab test? When can I get tested for it to be accurate?

No interference: There's no interference with gonorrhea or chlamydia testing. It used to be a problem when testing was by culture; preseratives in vaginal medications could interfere. Nowadays testing is by DNA detection, with which there is no interference at all. However, metronidazole for BV also cures trich, so no point in testing for it. BV is more common in women with STDs, so don't delay testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swollen labia and urethra. Sore red rash slightly bumpy lots of yellow discharge no smell. Had swab test no yeast or other infection. Clean STI test?

Yeast: It's possible that your test for yeast was a false negative as it sounds like your symptoms are classic for yeast. Consider a yeast culture to confirm 100% that it truly is negative. Could also be an allergic reaction given the swelling. Maybe a second opinion by a different gynecologist? I'm sorry you're suffering, don't give up. ...Read more

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Do I have a yeast infection or an std?

As above : U did not provide enough information , but something like this is better to see a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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If i treat myself for a yeast infection but have an STD how long will it take symptoms to reappear?

STD: If you actually have an STD, the treatment for a yeast infection shouldn't make the symptoms go away. STDs, however, are not always associated with symptoms, so you should get tested regularly regardless. ...Read more

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I'm worried i might have a yeast infection, but i think it might be another kind of std. Please help what do I do?

I'm worried i might have a yeast infection, but i think it might be another kind of std. Please help what do I do?

See your doctor: Best bet is to see your doctor for an exam. Otherwise you'll be wondering and worrying, and that's no good for you. Take care. ...Read more

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I was treated for a yeast infection & symptoms went away. Is it still possible that it was a STD & not a yeast infection?

I was treated for a yeast infection & symptoms went away. Is it still possible that it was a STD & not a yeast infection?

Without testing?: Untreated vaginal STDs become less symptomatic. And even asymptomatic. But they can prove dangerous and over time make a female infertile. If you could have an STD then you need testing. Infections do not clear on their own. Ever. ...Read more

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I am suffering from yeast infection symptoms for about a month on and off. I know it's not an std. What could be going on?

I am suffering from yeast infection symptoms for about a month on and off. I know it's not an std. What could be going on?

Original infection: Not treated to complettion or reinfected. See your dr. If you have only tried over the counter remedies or probiotics. ...Read more

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Please respond! If i have yeast infection possibly (not std) and i use topical yeast medication and it's not yeast infection, will that cause one?

Please respond! If i have yeast infection possibly (not std) and i use topical yeast medication and it's not yeast infection, will that cause one?

No: A topical yeast medication, when used on a skin rash that is actually not a yeast skin rash, will not cause a yeast skin infection... because the topical yeast medication blocks yeast growth. ...Read more

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Do I have a yeast infection or std? I have a white cloudy discharge and some itch but thats it.

Do I have a yeast infection or std? I have a white cloudy discharge and some itch but thats it.

Could be either/both: The only way to tell for sure is getting it checked by your doc. You can try otc monistat or vagisil which can treat yeast but nothing else. If either of these meds gets rid of your trouble, then it is yeast infection. If not, you need to see doc for an evaluation/treatment. Untreated std can have devastating consequences such as pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility etc...Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a discharge of what seems like everyday, but it isn't a yeast infection or any type of std. What is it?

Maybe..: If it is clear to white, varies in volume, goes from liquidy to stretchy, has no odor and causes no itching, burning, redness or pain - it could be leukorrhea. This is a normal vaginal secretion. Get checked for any sxs. ...Read more

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I have a small bump that I noticed after yeast infection. Gyno says she didn't see anything. Can this be a STD?

I have a small bump that I noticed after yeast infection. Gyno says she didn't see anything. Can this be a STD?

Vaginal bump: May be batholin gland cyst. try soapy sitz bath 2-3 times a day .If does not get better in 1-2 days seek medical attention in doctor/urgent cause you may need antibiotics as they can get very large and painful very quickly( within a week). Call and discuss with doctor ...Read more

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How can I get yeast infection? What are its complications? Will it lead to STD even if you have only one sex partner?

Opportiunistic: Yeast infections are opportunistic infections, no matter where they occur. If you have been on an antibiotics for a period of time, that is a frequent side-effect in some women. There are otc medicines for these issues, in early stages, and you are sure it is indeed a yeast infection. No real complications, but deal with it in a fairly rapid manner, and it will not give you any stds. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my discharge is clumpy and has a slight odor . Is this just a yeast infection or could it be a STD , what do you suggest?

It might be: Yeast. 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. Would encourage you to obtain medical eval to determine what type of infection this is. ...Read more

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Do I have a yeast infection or STD? got rid of all other symptoms but still have alot of disharge which is white in color with a slight green tinge.

Do I have a yeast infection or STD? got rid of all other symptoms but still have alot of disharge which is white in color with a slight green tinge.

Needs testing: Yeast infections in women generally appear as white or yellowish thick clumpy vaginal discharge, often associated with redness and itching. Vaginal yeast infections are typically not green. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more