Symptoms of yeast infection?

January 30th, 2014 by Emily
yeast infection candida
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Question: Symptoms of yeast infection?
What r the symptoms of a yeast infection? The last few days i have had this white stinky discharge it smells like im on my period i was wondering if this was a sign of a yeast infection i have never had one before. Also can a yeast infection delay ur period or stop it because yesterday i place on a pad because i had some blood in my underwear and when i wiped and i havent bleed since nothing got in the pad or when i wipe. The discarge is also very thick .

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Answer by Esther Loh
Yeast infection is a very common vaginal infection. It is caused by a form of yeast known as candida. Candida occurs naturally in the vagina and bowel, and usually it is no trouble because it is kept in check by other, harmless bacteria which inhabit the same places. However, if these bacteria are reduced — by antibiotics, for example — the yeast can grow and cause problems. Pregnant women and those with diabetes often get yeast infections, and it is most likely to appear just before a period. Ask your physician about a one dose medication that treats yeast infections.

Symptoms include a thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese, irritation and itchiness around the vagina, and anguish when urinating and during sexual intercourse.

Other common problems…
Trichomonas is a tiny parasite that might be transmitted during sex or picked up by contaminated washcloths or towels. Men can get it, too, but rarely show any symptoms. Because their symptoms might be hidden, it is necessary for men to be treated for trichomonas at the same time as their partners, so the disease is not passed back and forth.
Symptoms: Itching, soreness, and a burning sensation in the vagina. Foul-smelling, discolored vaginal discharge.

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that might cause symptoms in both men and women. It can lead to urinary infection or fertility problems if not treated.
Symptoms: Watery, sometimes odorous vaginal discharge. Pain during urination.

Gonorrhea is a bacterial sexually transmitted disease. It is very infectious.
Symptoms: Possible slight white, green, or brown discharge. Men have a discharge, swelling, and pain when urinating.

>What to do
If you think you might have an infection, go and see your physician or visit a specialized clinic. Vaginal infections are very common and there is totally nothing to be worried or humiliated about. They can be treated with antibiotics or anti-fungal remedies that your physician can prescribe. Your physician might decide to test the discharge first to help diagnose the exact infection. Many vaginal infections can be passed back and forth between a couple–and sometimes only one of you will show symptoms even though you are both infectious. So it is important for both partners to be treated. If infections are not treated immediately, they might cause more serious problems later on — so it’s best to deal with them at the first sign of symptoms.

>Ways to help yourself
Keep air circulating around your crotch by wearing cotton (not synthetic) underpants and loose clothing. Wipe from front to back after using the bathroom to stay away from moving bacteria from your rectum to your vagina. Avoid scented soaps or bath salts — they might irritate the sensitive vaginal tissue. Never use a tampon to absorb non-menstrual vaginal discharge — if you need to protect your clothes use a pantiliner.

>Non-infectious causes of vaginal discharge
Cervical erosion: Sometimes a small area on the neck of the uterus (cervix) becomes raw and oozes. It might cause a heavy, clear, no odor discharge. Sometimes there is a tiny blood. The discharge tends to be worse just before a period. Bleeding after sexual intercourse is also common in this condition. Cervical erosion is treated by minor surgery.

To this end,I hope it’s helpful and informative to you,Britney :)

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