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Odor before and after period. No STD or BV. No yeast infection. Dr said ph is off balance. Affecting sex life. Yogurt not helping. What can I do?

Odor before and after period. No STD or BV. No yeast infection. Dr said ph is off balance. Affecting sex life. Yogurt not helping. What can I do?

Bacterial vaginosis: Tallk to your doctor about rechecking for bacterial vaginosis, or get a second opinion. BV is by far the most common cause of both vaginal odor and "pH off balance". Yogurt never helps it. Trichomonas also is a possibility, and is missed over half the time by looking for it under a microscope; ask for the newer DNA test. Keep working on it -- this problem can be solved and effectively treated. ...Read more

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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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Can a yeast infection cause a pH strip to turn blue green when testing for amniotic fluid leaking?

Can a yeast infection cause a pH strip to turn blue green when testing for amniotic fluid leaking?

Low ph : Yeast has a very low ph. Bacterial vaginosis can cause a false positive amniotic fluid test because it has a high ph. ...Read more

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While having a minor yeast infection can I wash up with vagisil pH balance?

While having a minor yeast infection can I wash up with vagisil pH balance?

No: Dove, caress, or ivory soap for the vulva and nothing inside the vagina as it mechanically removes the 'good bacteria' that prevents infections. ...Read more

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If I have a yeast infection can I shower with vagisil pH balance down there?

If I have a yeast infection can I shower with vagisil pH balance down there?

Yes, should be fine: Read the instruction on how to use the product properly. I don't see why you can't do this. It is a relatively safe prduct, and quite effective product when used properly. If symptoms not better, consult doc for eval for other causes of vaginitis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Horrible yeast infection and while showering used a ph balance wash and it caused major burning should I have not used it?!?

Probably not...: The tissue affected by a yeast infection can be quite raw. Certain soaps or washes can be irritating. While you probably didn't do any permanent harm, its not a good idea to use something that hurts. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I used a vagisil kit to see if i had a yeast infection or more and it showed i had a 7 pH level. Is this bad?

I used a vagisil kit to see if i had a yeast infection or more and it showed i had a 7 pH level. Is this bad?

Yes you may have inf: Ph level over 4.5 strogly suggest you may have bacterial or yeas infection and you should get it checkd by your gynecologist and get it treated. ...Read more

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What changes the pH levels in my vagina that can cause yeast infection ?

Yeast infections: Yeast tends to grow better in an acidic environment (lower ph). Gardnerella vaginalis grows better in an alkaline environment. ...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