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Yeast Infections

Yeast_Infections.jpgYeast is a type of fungus that grows naturally in the body. A yeast infection is caused by a change in the chemical balance in the vagina that allows the fungus to grow too rapidly and cause symptoms.

Yeast infections most commonly occur in a woman's vagina. However, yeast infections can occur in other parts of the body and in men. Though uncomfortable, yeast infections are not serious and can be cured.

Common symptoms of a yeast infection include:

•    Intense vaginal itching
•    Thick, odorless discharge which might resemble cottage cheese

Less common symptoms:

•    Sore vagina
•    Lower abdominal pain
•    Vaginal trash
•    Burning during urination
•    Painful sex

There is no medical evidence that links one particular factor to acquiring a yeast infection. However, the commonality seems to be that conditions that usually control fungus can change, allowing the fungus to grow rapidly.

Some factors that might cause yeast infections include:

•    Birth control pills
•    Pregnancy
•    Poor nutrition and Hygiene
•    Antibiotic treatment
•    Lack of sleep
•    Diabetes
•    Stress

Since there are several different ailments that host vaginal discharge as a symptom, it’s best to consult your doctor when you suspect a yeast infection to rule out a more serious illness.  Although, if you are fairly certain that you have a yeast infection, there are over the counter medications that will treat the yeast infection. However, contact Dr. Simhaee immediately if the symptoms do not improve with treatment.

Manhasset OB/GYN Eskandar J. Simhaee, MD is a certified OB/GYN specializing in Yeast Infections, obstetrics and gynecology, pregnancy, fertility, women's health and much more in Manhasset, NY. We also do Bacterial Vaginosis, Breast Health & Screening , Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services, Prevention of Cervical Cancer, Ectopic Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Infertility, Menopause, Miscarriage, Ovarian Cancer Screening , Pelvic Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Post Partum Depression, Pregnancy Services, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Urinary Incontinence, Uterine Fibroids, Yeast Infections and all work related in the 11030 area and surrounding areas in Manhasset

 Dr. Eskandar J. Simhaee | Obstetrics & Gynecology | 1201 Northern Boulevard | Manhasset, NY 11030 | Tel: 516. 365. 6167