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My mother is a healthy, active ninetyseven y/o. She has never had a yeast inf. But c/o vaginal burning. What could be wrong?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine

In brief: Few reasons...

Suspect 1. Dry atrophic vaginal wall.
2. Was on an ab, changing normal bacteria-yeast ratio, causing yeast overgrowth-infection (easily treated). 3. Could be a cystitis (infection of bladder) or uti--extremely common in elderly--can be spontaneous, or some stool organisms get into urethra setting off infection. This, in elderly, may not have any sx or different than typical sx, but lead to sepsis.

In brief: Few reasons...

Suspect 1. Dry atrophic vaginal wall.
2. Was on an ab, changing normal bacteria-yeast ratio, causing yeast overgrowth-infection (easily treated). 3. Could be a cystitis (infection of bladder) or uti--extremely common in elderly--can be spontaneous, or some stool organisms get into urethra setting off infection. This, in elderly, may not have any sx or different than typical sx, but lead to sepsis.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine

In brief: Uti??

Could be a bladder infection.
Should see her physician.

In brief: Uti??

Could be a bladder infection.
Should see her physician.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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