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Vaginal Discharge? – Yeast Infection Symptoms Checker.

 

Yeast infections are a pretty common source of disease worldwide. And one of its major examples is the Vulvovaginal candidiasis.

Candidiasis is a yeast infection that affects people of a wide-range age and in multiple body places. There are several different Candida out there. Yet, the one that causes the most all these diseases is the Candida albicans.

People normally have this fungus within their body co-habiting with healthy bacteria. For example, the estimation is that nearly half of healthy adults and one-fifth of healthy women have the fungus within their mouth and vagina, respectively.

If it is normal for this yeast to live inside our bodies, how does it manage to cause disease? Well, very simple, a disturbance must happen. There are several risk factors or trigger that change the normal balance in that co-habiting. Therefore, that imbalance would end in an overgrowth of candida, which is when a disease occurs.

This infection could touch several body places like the labia, mouth, tongue, esophagus, throat, skin, nails, face, scalp, and urinary tract. Also, it could cause severe disease if it spreads throughout the whole body in a sepsis situation. Despite all these, today, the focus will be on two main body parts, female and male genitalia.

The vulvovaginitis and balanitis terms refer to the swelling of the vulva and vagina and the penis’s top, correspondingly. Regarding female patients, vulvovaginal candidiasis is pretty common. Approximately three-quarters of females at some point will have this disease, which could also then involve the urinary tract. Importantly, although less frequently affected, male patients could also suffer from this disease.

People need to identify if they have candidiasis because the treatment is simple and readily available most of the time. However, some risk factors predispose them to have a more severe infection, which could be life-threatening, like diabetes.

This is a Yeast Infection Symptoms Checker. It gathers the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for this infection.

The tool has questions that will aim to identify the most notorious symptoms and risk factors, both in males and females, of genitourinary candidiasis. Therefore, it will tell anybody who uses it the likelihood of their symptoms because of candidiasis.

Please keep in mind that this tool does not replace a doctor’s assessment. Also, sometimes this infection’s symptoms resemble those from other infections that would not benefit from the treatment required in this situation.

Yet, this tool represents an estimation of someone’s symptoms being because of candidiasis. It could also result in positive if somebody has several risk factors for this infection. The most important benefit of this tool is that it is free and would only take a few minutes.

  • Question of

    Do you have between sixteen and forty years old?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you a female?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have been diagnosed with diabetes?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you currently take steroid medications? (i.e., prednisolone, hydrocortisone, etc)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a condition that requires you to having a long-term Foley or urinary catheter?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have had chemo or radiotherapy recently?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have used oral or venous antibiotics in the last three months?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have been diagnosed with HIV infection?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you are pregnant?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you carry an intrauterine contraceptive device?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you currently take birth control pills?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does your vagina (if female) or penis (if male) itches?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does your vagina (if female) or penis (if male) burns?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If female, Is a thick discharge coming out from your vagina? (If male answer no)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If female, Does that abnormal discharge smells utterly bad? (If male answer no)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If female, do you feel pain while urinating? (If male answer no)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If female, do you feel pain while having sex? (If male answer no)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If male, do you have whitish spots or a skin rash within the top of your penis? (If female answer no)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If male, do you have whitish spots or a skin rash within the top of your penis, and it got to other places like thighs, gluteal folds, buttocks, and/or scrotum? (If female answer no)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have abdominal pain or fullness below your belly button?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a fever? (preferably use a thermometer which needs to shows more than 101,3 °F or touch your forehead and determine if the temperature is increased)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have nausea and/or vomiting?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have had these symptoms of genital itchiness and painful urination within the last twelve months?

    • Yes
    • No

Written by Dr. Esteban Kosak

Doctor of Medicine - MD Recently Graduated from Medical School and inspired to aid the global population during this situation. I think that we shall no longer be waiting to see a doctor when we feel sick. Several times we feel disease searches in Google drive us to a rabbit hole and come out thinking that we may die of cancer or something very serious, given that symptoms may seem to fit a wide variety of illnesses. Since I recently graduated from medical school. I have all the medical information fresh in my mind. My thorough experience as an expert researcher allows me to very-well known the different diseases and conditions that affect human bodies. Empowered by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). I think that we all can provide a grain of sand to help humanity. That's why we created Symptoms.Care a place where you can come and screen your symptoms and find what different illnesses can be related to them. Armed with the right information you can instantly, discretely, secure and from the comfort of your home talk with a Doctor that can Evaluate your Symptoms and help you seek the right treatment.

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