ABSOLUTELY NOT. Yeast is only one cause of vaginal infections, but it is common. Others are caused by bacteria, like gonorrhea and chlamydia, and bacterial vaginosis. Some viruses also bother the vagina, like herpes and hpv.
No. Yeast infections are fungal infections. The most common is from candida. The other possible infections are from protozoa and bacteria. Viral infections can also occur. Std's are also possible.
How can I tell the difference between a yeast infection and other vaginal infections like trichinosis?
Vaginitis. A physician can examine the nature of the discharge and send off a culture to the lab for examination. Some physicians can look at the discharge under a microscope in their office to make a diagnosis.
Neither. Contact vulvitis infers an allergic reaction to something involving the vulva. Usually treated with topical steroids.
Yeast Vaginitis. Monistat and Diflucan (fluconazole) are common treatments.
Evaluation.. Yes, very likely and need to see a doctor, please.
Vaginitis. Is the odor like rotten fish? See your Dr.
Bacterial vaginosis? Vaginitis IS and infection. It's just a quesiton of what infection you have. Probably not yeast, which usually does not cause odor, and only slight discharge. The main cause of discharge with odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment, including testing for STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas. Good luck!
Yes and No. Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina. It has several different causes including yeast infection. It is also commonly caused by trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis. So yeast infection can cause vaginitis but not all cases are due to yeast.
White d/c. Yeast always goes with white discharge ; not vaginitis.