Yeast Infection

Yeast infection is caused due to Candida albicans. It can affect both men and women, resulting in redness and itching in the private parts. Though it is not a sexually transmitted disease, it can be transmitted through sexual contact. Antifungal drugs help to give relief.

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Why do I get pimples in my pubic area?

Query: Hi doctor, I get painful pimples in my pubic area. The pimple is itching, has hyperpigmentation. I had been suffering from PCOS, but now the results are better. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) What is the exact location of the pimple? Is it in on the hairy labia majora, the smooth labia minora, near the vaginal opening, or the urethral opening? 2) Is i...  Read Full »

Does a yeast infection for more than a year cause erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel that my penis is shrinking. I have observed it became smaller than usual for eight months. I thought it was because of the weather. But later, it remains the same. I can see the only foreskin was out when I tried to touch it. Even I am nervous about meeting my wife because of thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Erection problems can be due to lifestyle factors like taking alcohol, smoking, or being overweight. It may also be due to any major illness or due to some medicines. Often it can be due to stress or anxiety or due to blood abnormalities for which you need to do blood t...  Read Full »

What causes yeast infection in the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three days, I am having excessive thirst and frequent urination. The feeling to urinate is always urgent. Sometimes the urine quantity is normal, and sometimes it is in drops. Also, my left hand - ring finger and middle finger appears slightly swollen in the middle. Kindly l...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the symptoms you are describing are related to a urinary infection. Kindly let me know the following details so that I can help you with your problem. Do you have any white discharge from the vagina? Is there any itching sensation around your urethra and va...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the results of my comprehensive stool analysis.

Query: Hi doctor, Could you have a look at my results of comprehensive stool analysis and parasitology. Please let me know if you think there are any issues. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I have studied your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In our intestines, we have two types of bacterias. One is the normal inhabitants of our intestines, good bacterias and others are due to infection. Your report shows tha...  Read Full »

Does Flagyl cause cotton cheese discharge and itching in the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor,My period was earlier than usual, about nine days earlier, and my cycle this time was 21 days, while usually, it is 28 or 29 days. This period was heavy and long for about six days. Then for about a week later, during ovulation time, I started bleeding dark again.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As explained, the period was heavy, and it stopped now. I guess there is nothing to panic about. However, we need to ascertain the reasons for the early periods this time and about the bleeding during ovulation. Do you have any history of similar problems anytime in ...  Read Full »

Why do I have on and off vaginal bumps which does not recover completely even after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, It started with what I thought was a yeast infection, but I had so many bumps which I had never experienced. I tried to get rid of it myself, not smart, but what is done is done. Honestly, I just took lots of probiotics, tried to eat well, and used oils with antibacterial properties. ...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I studied your problem carefully. It is a problem with bumps and a really awful discharge. More details will be useful to further evaluate the problem. 1) Details of medications you used locally and orally if you know them. 2) Pictures of bumps will help in identifyi...  Read Full »

Why is my sore throat not getting better for more than two weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male with a weight of 86 kilograms and a height of five feet eleven inches. I have a sore throat for more than two weeks. But I am taking antibiotics for seven days. I do not have any relief. I feel like something is stuck in my throat. I have a mild headache without f...  Read Full »


Dr. Bruce Hudkins

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your condition gets worse with antibiotics, then you can have a likely cause of thrush. It is a yeast infection affecting the throat after taking antibiotics and steroid treatment. You can take Fluconazole 150 mg daily for ten days. You can also take Clindamycin ...  Read Full »

What could be the bump on the shaft with mild burning?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I have been together for three months and decided not to use protection anymore since she has birth control in her arm. I started to notice a bump on the shaft for the past two weeks. It is on the outside where the shaft and testicles touch. A couple of days ago, it was...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and gone through the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). After careful inspection of the attached image and considering relevant history, including unprotected sexual intercourse, duration of exposure around ...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about a positive yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I was seen at the ER. Several days later, I received a call from the ER department and they informed me that my blood tested positive for yeast and suggested a follow up with my MD. I did the follow up and my MD said it is normal and there is no treatment. I am having so...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your anxiety. Since the blood culture was a few months back and you had a symptom free period, I do not think that the present symptoms are due to previous bloodstream infection. Bloodstream fungal culture could have been a contamination because fungemia pati...  Read Full »

My vagina is red and swollen with cottage cheese discharge after wearing of innerwear. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,My vagina is red and swollen with cottage cheese discharge. Rashes extend to my buttocks area. All this showed up after I wore an innerwear. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your problem. What you describe is a classic case of yeast infection of vagina extending up to your anus. You need oral antifungal tablets weekly for three weeks alone with local antifungal ointment. The condition is very much infectious, so I suggest yo...  Read Full »

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