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.

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Can a bacterial or yeast infection of the vagina cause estrogen levels to drop? Or cause irregular periods?

Estrogen Levels. No, kathy, but sometimes it's the other way around- fluctuating estrogen levels control the vagina's micro environment and may make it more or less prone to infections. However, vaginal infections can cause "spotting, " inter menstrual bleeding , and irregular periods. Read more...

Can a yeast infection cause my vagina to swell?

Possibly. 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. Read more...

Will a yeast infection cause your vagina to swell?

Most likely not. The most common presentation of yeast infection of the vagina , is itching , curd like discharge adherent to the virginal wall. Yeast infection of the vagina is very common and is usually mild nuisance . If there is swelling of the vaginal wall , i suspect something else is going on . I suggest to see your pcp / obgyn. Good luck. Read more...

Does having a yeast infection cause your vagina to be sensitive?

Yes. 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. See your physician for accurate dx. Read more...

If you had a yeast infection and scratched a lot, can the scratching cause sores on your vagina?

Sure. Scratching can easily cause sores, especially of sensitive tissues like the vaginal area. But see a doctor if they don't heal quickly or if you otherwise remain concerned. Also, herpes is a common cause of genital sores, so see a doctor ASAP if you are at risk for STDs or might have been exposed to herpes. Read more...

Can a yeast infection cause air in the vagina? I think I might have one but I also have a lot of air. Can air make the vagina feel looser?

See below. Yeast infection is not usually associated with gas/air in the vagina. Loose vagina is likely to aspirate air rather than air making the vagina loose. See the site listed below for more information on yeast infection. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview. Read more...