Do I Have A Yeast Infection

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elisveta - January 19

I've never had a yeast infection before and read that pregnant woman are more prone to getting them. I did some reading on the internet and think I may have the symptoms but not sure. 2 weeks ago around bed time and throughout the night I start to get an intense itch down there right at the opening of my va___a. Then it seemed as though my vulva was getting slightly inflamed. I noticed an odorless creamy white stuff when I looked up there but it never came out in the form of discharge. I read that high levels of PH can cause itchiness and just washing yourself down there can relieve it. So I started to do just that before I went to bed & the itch went away but comes back every night. But..the area around my va___a and even slightly inside my opening it is still inflameded a little and the skin doesn't appear to be a smooth as it should. I plan on seeing a doctor but not as soon as I'd like. I'm going crazy and super paraniod over this. It obviously didn't start till I was pregnant. Does anyone have any idea whats going on down there?

 

Tess - January 19

Here's what I found on the web. A doctor can tell for sure if you have a yeast infection by taking a swab and looking in a microscope. most of us can't do this at home, but sometimes you can tell by the feel, look, and smell that you have a yeast infection. if your symptoms don't match this list, or you are confused or uncertain, go see a doctor if at all possible. feels like an intense itching, burning sensation, localized in your v____a and vulva. this itching is not always present, but can get really bad, so bad you can hardly walk, let alone ride your bike to the pharmacy or doctor to get it treated. looks like clumpy nasty white stuff. most medical descriptions compare the discharge to ricotta cheese, but it can range from thick and not clumpy to faintly yellow to thin and clear.smells like bread or beer. in fact, it smells pretty much exactly like yeast, although the yeast used in brewing and baking is an entirely different species (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). no bacteria could smell like that, so it's a great diagnostic.

 

mommie2be - January 19

I try to eat yogurt daily. For those who do not like yogurt or are lactose intolerant, there's a great supplement called Acidophilus- it's the live active culture that grows on yogurt that fights off a yeast infection. I would talk with your doctor before you take it, for their opinion/advice.

 

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