Can Chlamydia And A Yeast Infection Have The Same Symtoms?


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Chlamyda trachomatis is one of a group of infections caused by the chlamydia bacteria. It currently represents the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US.

It can be transmitted during vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected individual, as well as from mothers to their newborn babies during delivery.

Often the infection is asymptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms, and intermittend. Depending on the severity of the infection, certain symptoms will be present and, unless treatment is administered, will last for months.

These symptoms vary between age groups. In pre- and post-puberty girls, a vaginal discharge and/ or odour, known as vaginitis, is likely. In post-puberty girls, the discharge is likely to be caused by an infection in the cervix.

In women, chlamydia is often silent, or asymptomatic, for months or years. Once symptoms appear, they may consist of continual pain in the lower abdomen, milky/ yellow mucus-like discharge, fever, nausea and pain during urination.

Experiencing pain during intercourse and spotting between periods may equally be signs of chlamydia.

Yeast infections generally result from an organism known as Candida albicans, or Candidiasis. There is no evidence that this type of infection is passed on through sexual intercourse, although there are indications that sexual activity may contribute.

In women, symptoms range from mild to severe, and can include burning of the vagina, burning sensations when urinating and discomfort/ pain during or following intercourse.

Irritation/ itching of the vagina, as well as the female genitals, or vulva, may also occur, as may swelling/ redness of the vulva.

Men may experience burning sensations during and/ or after intercourse and transient rashes.

So yes, symptoms of chlamydia and yeast infections may be similar. As untreated chlamydia can have serious long-term consequences, consulting a doctor is an absolute must.
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Anonymous answered
VERY MUCH SO! When I had it I got swollen & red, was VERY itchy and when I itched it burned like H3LL! Then when I peed it was uncomfortable. & I had a little bit of discharge. It acted much like a yeast infection BUT when I used yeast infection cream, it BURNED. Went to the doctor and had Chlamydia!

Best bet is if anything abnormal is going on down there DO NOT just go buy yeast infection cream. Sometimes it makes things worse! Your better safe than sorry, just go get tested for STD, Yeast Infection, and a itchy.
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leisa brown answered
Yes they can have the same symptoms, yeast infection smell like a sour dough and it can be very itchy. Chlamydia  can be very harmful and make you infertile if you don't seek medical attention. Chlamydia doesnt smell, but can be uncomfortable.
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Anonymous answered
I recently started antibotic for a sore throat and started having a foul discharge but no itch. Can Chlamydia have a foul discharge or can a yeast infection not have a itch.

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