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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck.Ideas? Concerned?

Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck.Ideas? Concerned?

See answer: Only concerned in that your newest symptoms may represent a third type of infection in a relatively short time. Immune system suppressed? Number of potential causes of current symptoms with perhaps viral infection being most likely in which case should be self-limiting. If symptoms persist or worsen, need md evaluation again. ...Read more

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I have these 2 small painful bumps at the bottom of my vaginal opening. Hurts to pee, have sex, & sit. Someone said it could be from an untreated yeast infection or just an abscess. Any home remidies?

I have these 2 small painful bumps at the bottom of my vaginal opening. Hurts to pee, have sex, & sit. Someone said it could be from an untreated yeast infection or just an abscess. Any home remidies?

Possible herpes: The most likely cause of painful bumps in the vaginal areas is herpes. The bump could also be from vaginal irritation from yeast infection or other vaginal infections like STD's. For any of the above, prescription medications is the remedy although there are over-the-counter remedies for yeast infection. Proper diagnosis is key before any treatment. Feel better. ...Read more

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Pain during intercourse at vagina opening, came on gradually starting ~6 mos ago. Pap smears/std screens negative. Don't think it's yeast infection.

Pain during intercourse at vagina opening, came on gradually starting ~6 mos ago. Pap smears/std screens negative. Don't think it's yeast infection.

See doc: There are other causes of pain at the vaginal opening. Sometimes it is a simple as recommending more foreplay (or using lubrication). Sometimes it is an infection or skin condition. Sometimes people need physical therapy (pelvic floor pt). ...Read more

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I experience vaginal pain during intercourse with my boyfriend, specifically around the opening of my vagina. No signs of yeast infection, STD screens negative/pap smears negative.

Is this new?: Is this something new that is happening after having normal painless relations before or has it either always been this way or just become this way? ...Read more

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How do I heal a yeast infenction?

How do I heal a yeast infenction?

Where?: Yeast can be in many areas and to many degrees. Probably the most potent way to rid one's yeast infections is to use and oral antifungal (besides iv). It is available, simple and fairly safe. Next is to use topical antifungal creams and ointments. Again, this willl depend on where and how sifnificant the infecitons is. If in doubt, see your pcp or a dermatologist or infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: yeast?

Yeast: Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting carbohydrates. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/yeast. ...Read more

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What kind of pills should I take for yeast enfection?

Monistat: You can use Monistat Vaginal Cream or suppositories over the counter. If this does not cure the infection see your doctor as it may not be a yeast infection. ...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