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Yeast infection? Warts? what?
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Yeast infection? Warts? what?

Ok, three months ago I had a yeast infection. I had them before so I treated it myself the only difference between this one and the past ones was the burning sensation i had. I used monistat for three days and it seemed to clear up the discharge and itchyness but not the burning. i let it go for a couple weeks and i had my period. after my period i was fine for about a week and i developed another one but this time it was intense burning along with the discharge no itching. i treated it again but made an appt. with my doctor. by the time my doctor was able to see me i had no more symptoms except for a slight burning which lasted until after my next period. when i saw the doctor she said that everything looked normal except for slight swelling/redness. she tested me for chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, trich, hepatitis B and C, hiv, and yeast. everything was negative. i went home feeling a little better. the swelling and redness went away but in its place i started developing rough patches that were never there before. when i noticed them forming i called my doctor for another appt. My first concern was warts, but she told me that warts dont look what i have but she tested me again for everything-they were negative again. but i did have a form of yeast that didnt "look" (under the microscope) like the normal ones do it was more "round"  this made me feel better about the situation, as i would rather have a yeast infection than warts.

My questions are:

Can a chronic yeast infection cause the rough patches i have explained?

My main concern is warts. Do you think it is or could be genital warts?
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Hello,

I have seen a chronic yeast infection result in plaque like formations on the vulva that look similar to coalescing warts.  One way to be 100% sure (which I did in my patient) is to have a small biopsy of the involved tissue taken and looked at by a pathologist.

Best regards,

Dr. Downing
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Dear Doctor,
I have a large fleshy bump on my labia. I just finished a series of yeast infection treatments as well as vaginitis treatments. The bump came out of nowhere one day, it hurts if my pants rub on it, and it also feels like a small ball when i grab it. It does not appear to look like a wart, but then again im not sure. please help.
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Just had a check-up related to back pains but the doctor said that they need to rule-out some OB issues. So a doctor examined me and said that I have warts in my cervix. I was confused since i'm not sexually active and the last intercourse that I had was last March. Also, I only have 1 partner since 2005 and he's the father of my 1yr old son. My question is, do OBs tend to see if the pregnant patient has some sort of warts inside the cervix? Because this confuses me since I had regular check-ups with my OB until I gave birth and didn't mention about this.

Please help.

Thanks!
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HPV (warts) can flare up during or after childbirth for no unknown reason.  HPV is a virus that lives in the body, sometimes undetected for months.  Men tend to be carriers of the virus but don't often show outward signs (visible warts),  women are more likely to develop warts.  

There are many strains of the HPV virus but at least two of the strains are of greater concern to women because they can lead to cervical cancer.  The good news is that pap smears usually diagnose HPV and the cervical wart can then be removed before it leads to cervical cancer.

The most important thing you can do for yourself is to get a pap smear right away if you haven't already.  If the pap smear results come back normal request that your doctor send you to a specialist for further, more thorough testing, and the end result should be that you have the wart removed as soon as possible.

HPV is highly contagious via sexual contact, and is the most common STD.  It is not a standart test to check pregnant women for HPV.  But it is standard to have a pap smear during pregnancy.

Also, warts on the outside of the vagina tend to be bumpy or raised with a cauliflower look and texture.  Check out pics by searching Google and you will get a good idea if that is what you have.  Skin tags have a similar look and feel.

Check with your Doctor, he/she should be able to tell you if it is a wart.

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I too have HPV.  Was only diagnosed after the birth of my son.  I kept getting low grade abnormalities on my papsmear so they did a colposcopy to check this out further incase they missed something and that is where they found the warts in my cervix.  They told me they will more then likely disappear and I have to have another papsmear in 6 months.  I had my colposcopy in April07 and I since m/c identical twins on 31st August 2007.  I want to continue trying for a baby.  I also m/c twins prior to the pregnancy of my son.  I have been told that HPV is ok as far as getting pregnant and doesn't affect the baby, is this correct?  Should they be getting rid of the warts now that I am not pregnant, or is it ok to continue trying to get pregnant?  Oh and I am 32 years of age if that helps.  Would appreciate any response you might have to put my mind at ease.  I am at loss as to why I keep miscarrying, especially twins.

Kind regards
Sheree
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I have the exact same problem you are talking about - the burning,itching, and rough spots that are almost like a rough canker sore on the vulva.  After a year of treatments for yeast infections that didn't help and all my sexually transmitted tests came back negative my doc finally did a biopsy of the vulva where the sore spot was.  It tuns out I have lichen sclerosis.  She prescribed "clobetisol" which is a cream.  It doesn't cure the problem but it will treat the symptoms and make it much more tolerable.  Hope this helps!
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