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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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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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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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