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edit-paste-2About a month ago I was given a zpak for a bad sinus infection and had a very bad reaction (stomach hurt really bad for several days). Then I also began noticing a thin white discharge and continued abdominal pain. The discharge does not have a bad odor.

Since then I have been prescribed a yeast medication, which did not help.  I was also tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia and both are negative.  I have had a complete hysterectomy as a result of severe endometriosis (2 years ago).  I am married and I have not had sex with anyone but husband. What could be the problem?

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Hi,

Vaginal yeast infection, which is the most common form of vaginitis, is often referred to as vaginal Candidiasis. Vaginitis is vaginal inflammation. 

Yeast is a fungus scientifically referred to as Candida. The specific type of fungus most commonly responsible for vaginitis is Candida albicans. Yeast is commonly present on normal human skin and in areas of moisture, such as the mouth and vagina. In fact, it is estimated that between 20%-50% of healthy women normally carry yeast in the vaginal area.
Other species of Candida besides albicans may be an increasingly common source of fungal vaginitis. Researchers have analyzed cultures of  many patients with symptomatic yeast vaginitis and have found the rate of non-Candida albicans fungal vaginitis rising over the years. HIV-positive patients and those with chronic fungal vaginitis are more likely to be infected with non-albicans vaginitis. 

Stay well.

Dr. Gian

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