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What is the difference between a yeast infection and a bacterial infection in the vagina? How different are the symptoms?

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Dr. Jie Xu
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: The difference is

A yeast infection is caused by yeast.
The bacterial infection that i think you are referring to is not actually an infection. It's an imbalance of the vaginal flora/bacteria. Hope this clarifies.

In brief: The difference is

A yeast infection is caused by yeast.
The bacterial infection that i think you are referring to is not actually an infection. It's an imbalance of the vaginal flora/bacteria. Hope this clarifies.
Dr. Jie Xu
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