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Vaginal Yeast Infection

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Candida or yeast infections are vaginal infections caused from an overgrowth of yeast in the vagina or vulva. They have these characteristic...
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Your doctor may diagnose you with a vaginal yeast infection based on the description of your symptoms and possibly a vaginal exam. During the exam...
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If you have had a vaginal yeast infection previously and you’re confident that’s what you have, you may choose to treat it with an over-the-counter...
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Candida albicans causes 80% to 90% of vaginal yeast infections. This fungal organism, or yeast, thrives in your mouth, gastrointestinal tract, mucous...
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A vaginal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of yeast organisms that normally live in small numbers in the vagina. Factors that encourage an...
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Your doctor may be able to diagnose your vaginal symptoms based on your medical history and a vaginal examination. If your vaginal symptoms are not...
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The following actions can help prevent a vaginal yeast infection.Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nonfat dairy...
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The symptoms of vaginal yeast infection include:Vaginal itching that is often severe.Vaginal discharge that is usually white, thick, clumpy, and...
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Yeast is a fungus that normally lives in the vagina in small numbers. A vaginal yeast infection means that too many yeast cells are growing in the...
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Vaginal yeast infections often clear up on their own without treatment, usually when menstruation begins. Menstrual blood raises the vaginal pH...
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Your risk of developing a vaginal yeast infection can be increased by a number of medical and lifestyle factors.Some of the common risk factors for...
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Use the following guidelines for seeking medical care when you have vaginal symptoms.Call your doctor immediately if you:Develop lower abdominal pain...
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There is no surgical treatment for vaginal yeast infection.
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