Vaginal Yeast

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Yeast is a fungus candida that lives in the vagina in small numbers. A vaginal yeast infection means that the overgrow of yeast cells are growing in the vagina. This infection is very common. Although it can be very uncomfortable, but usually it is not serious; treatment is simple. The symptoms of a yeast infection are itching and soreness in the vagina and sometimes causes pain or burning upon urinate or having sex, and odor. Some women have a thick, clumpy, white discharge that has no odor and looks a little like cottage cheese. These symptoms are more likely to occur during the week before the menstrual period (Pappas et al., 2016). How would you approach management? Treatment depends on species of infecting organism; if a woman has yeast infection and she is…show more content…
Vaginal yeast infections that are severe and that keep coming back should be further investigate with other tests, such as: a vaginal culture, which can confirm a yeast infection, a blood test to find out if woman may have diabetes or another health problem that makes more likely to get yeast infections. Although a yeast infection can be detected during a routine Pap test, this type of test is not typically done to diagnose vaginal infections. What differential diagnosis as to etiology would you include? Chlamydial infection - Chlamydiae are small gram-negative obligate intracellular microorganisms that preferentially infect squamous-columnar epithelial cells. Usually is transmitted by sexual contact through oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse (Torrone, Papp, & Weinstock, 2014). Herpes simplex viruses - also known as HSV, is an infection that causes herpes. Herpes can appear in various parts of the body, most commonly on the genitals or mouth (CDC, 2014). Cervicitis- The most common etiologies of cervicitis are infectious, with sexual transmission of organisms such as with C trachomatis and N gonorrhoeae being the primary means by which it is spread (CDC,
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