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Can Bacterial Vaginosis cause cancer if left untreated?

Can Bacterial Vaginosis cause cancer if left untreated?

No cancer risk: Bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria, is not known to cause cancer or increase the risk of cancer. No worries there. However, it increases the risk of fallopian tube infection and premature delivery, if pregnant. If you have BV, there is no reason you should leave it untreated. Even recurrent BV usually can be prevented with proper care. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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Untreated candidisis or yeast infection can cause infertility?

Untreated candidisis or yeast infection can cause infertility?

No: This is not related to fertility. You could just go get treated. Yeast medication is available at any pharmacy without a prescription ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection cause sepsis if untreated?

Can a vaginal yeast infection cause sepsis if untreated?

Not likely: Vaginal yeast infections are common. Normal immune system will prevent invasive blood borne infection. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection turn into trichomonas infection if untreated?

Yeast infections are: Common fungal infections. Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted parasitic infection. They are two different infections. One does not morph into the other. Take care. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

Can bacterial vaginosis or other vaginal infections kill you if left untreated?

Unlikely: Bv definitely can't kill you. Other stds can have serious complications. Gonorrhea can migrate to other areas of your body and cause real problems, as can syphilis. If you're worried you have an infection, definitely be see as it's worth it. Can always go to family planning clinic or community clinic as they have slide scale or free treatment. Don't hesitate if you're worried! ...Read more

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Can untreated bacterial infections lead to trichamonis?

Can untreated bacterial infections lead to trichamonis?

ONLY IF TRICH: Trichomoniasis, sometimes referred to as "trich", is a common cause of vaginitis. It is a sexually transmitted disease. If you have an untreated infection that is "Trich" than it is already trich and you need to be treted. Another infection will not turn into Trich. An untreated partner can transmit this disease to you if they have it. ...Read more

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Can untreated bacterial vaginosis cause heart problems?

Can untreated bacterial vaginosis cause heart problems?

No: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is not associated with heart problems. It can increase the risk of getting other sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea and hiv. It can increase the rsik of infection after procedures/surgery of the pelvis, and can increase the risk of complications during pregnancy. Chlamydial infections, another std, have been linked to an increase in heart disease, however. ...Read more

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Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?

Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?

Yes: Yes, the bacteria are activating your immune system and the lymph nodes swell when they increase production of white blood cells to fight the infection. Please get the infection taken care of. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant diagnosed with yeast infection.Can yeast infection cause quick sharp vaginal pains?

Not usually...: A yeast infection doesn't usually cause sharp vaginal pains. It more frequently causes itching and a discharge. Sharp vaginal pain is more likely to come from the bladder, cervix or uterus. It can also happen when you have a contraction. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If untreated can gonorrhea cause organ infections?

If untreated can gonorrhea cause organ infections?

Yes, Serious Problem: Untreated, gonorrhea can infect any of the areas along the male and female reproductive system. It can spread into the blood stream causing pockets of infection (abscess) anywhere in the body. It can infect the joints, heart (heart valve infections), brain (meningitis). It can form abscess in the skin and can be cultured from pimple like lesions. It needs to be treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can a untreated uti cause chlamydia?

Can a untreated uti cause chlamydia?

Different problems: Chlamydia infects the urinary tract, so technically is a type of UTI. However, normal UTIs are entirely different medical problems from chlamydia. Neither one causes the other. UTIs are not caught from other people: natural bacteria from the intestine cause them. Chlamydia is only caught by sex with another person who already has it. There are no exceptions. Does that help clear things up? ...Read more

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Can untreated penile yeast infection kill a man?

Can untreated penile yeast infection kill a man?

Not a normal man: A yeast infection from the common candida yeast, growing on the penis of an otherwise normal, healthy man... Will not kill him. He will have itchy, irritated skin, and will want to treat it with an anti-fungal cream to get rid of the problem. ...Read more

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Can TB lymphadenitis cause vaginal yeast infections?

TB and yeast infect: TB itself does not cause vaginal yeast infection; however, if you are on certain medications, especially antibiotics which can alter your bacterial flora, you are much more likely to develop vaginal yeast over growth and infection. ...Read more

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Can untreated yeast infections cause bumps around vagina to appear?

Can untreated yeast infections cause bumps around vagina to appear?

Unusual: It is unusual for yeast to do this. It usually causes thick white discharge and is very pruritic. Let your doctor see the rash and help out with the diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause sterility?

No: Candida yeast infections are rather common and generally do not cause serious medical conditions in normal men and women, so such infections would not make a person sterile. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection cause vagina numbness?

Not typical: Typical symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are vaginal itching associated with a thick white clumpy discharge and redness. Numbness is not a typical symptom ...Read more

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Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Yes: Its not very common, but fungus can cause lung infections, its more common in people whose immune system is down "due to aids for example".. ...Read more

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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