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I’m pretty sure I have a yeast infection…

…but I’m too embarrassed to talk to anyone about it.  Is there any way that I can get treatment without telling my parents?

Yeast infections can occur (and can be common) for someone who has a vagina. Yeast infections are NOT considered an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). But what is a yeast infection? Yeast is a natural part of the vaginal flora, existing in balance with different types of bacteria. Sometimes yeast can overgrow—this is what we call a yeast infection. Yeast overgrowth can occur for many reasons, including illness, recent antibiotic use, poor vaginal hygiene, or eating too much sugar. Symptoms of a yeast infection can include itching, burning, bleeding after intercourse, and an increase in white, clumpy discharge.

If you think you have a yeast infection, the best thing to do would be to see a medial provider. This way, they can make sure it is a yeast infection and give you treatment to make it go away.

At Teen Clinic, we are totally confidential. If you choose to, you can come in on your own and your information will not be shared with anyone else.

If you would like to make an appointment,  call our clinic at 303-442-5160! We are here for you!

What is a yeast infection?

Thank you for asking us!

Yeast infections can occur (and can be common) for someone who has a vagina. Yeast infections are not considered an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). But what is a yeast infection? Yeast is a natural part of the vaginal flora, existing in balance with different types of bacteria. Sometimes yeast can overgrow—this is what we call a yeast infection. Yeast overgrowth can occur for many reasons, including illness, recent antibiotic use, poor vaginal hygiene, or eating too much sugar. Symptoms of a yeast infection can include itching, burning, bleeding after intercourse, and an increase in white, clumpy discharge.

If you think you have a yeast infection, the best thing to do would be to see a medial provider. This way, they can make sure it is a yeast infection and give you treatment to make it go away.

If you would like to make an appointment,  call our clinic at 303-442-5160! We are here for you!

How do I know if I have a yeast infection?

Thank you for asking us!

Yeast infections can occur (and can be common) for someone who has a vagina. Yeast infections are not considered an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). But what is a yeast infection? Yeast is a natural part of the vaginal flora, existing in balance with different types of bacteria. Sometimes yeast can overgrow—this is what we call a yeast infection. Yeast overgrowth can occur for many reasons, including illness, recent antibiotic use, poor vaginal hygiene, or eating too much sugar. Symptoms of a yeast infection can include itching, burning, bleeding after intercourse, and an increase in white, clumpy discharge.

If you think you have a yeast infection, the best thing to do would be to see a medial provider. This way, they can make sure it is a yeast infection and give you treatment to make it go away.

If you would like to make an appointment,  call our clinic at 303-442-5160! We are here for you!

I am sexually active…

….. but both me and my boyfriend were virgins when we met. Ever since I have been sexually active, I have noticed a foul fishy smell from my vagina. I have done lots of research and have excluded the possibilities of STIs, so what could it be?

 

Good question!

Vaginas and penis‘ are self-cleaning organs. Much like earwax and tears are parts of the normal functioning of the ear and eye, people secrete moisture from the membranes that line the vagina.

These normal secretions help control the growth of organisms—like yeast and certain bacteria—that are normal, healthy parts of the vagina.

While everyone’s bodies are different, a certain amount of discharge and odor can be completely normal! Knowing what is normal for your body will help you to know when something is abnormal.

If you noticed a change in odor and/or discharge, it can be a sign of infection. Some infections likes Yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis can occur organically from imbalances in the body (stress, diet, and clothing can all contribute to this). These are not STIs, but can be treated. Some of these infections may resolve themselves, but others require medical treatment. Although Yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis are not STIs, some STIs can also cause also abnormal discharge.

It would be a good idea to see a medical provider. They can determine if an infection is present, and they can offer treatment. If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinicgive us a call at 303-442-5160

 

 

My boyfriend and I use flavored condoms….

…….and I feel like that’s what causes my vagina to itch. Every time we have intercourse it starts to itch. But do flavored condoms cause infections? And if they do, can they cause STIs?

Great question!

Flavored condoms are intended to be used for oral sex on a penis. Some people like that they are flavored because they think flavored condoms taste better than unflavored condoms. This is a complete personal preference. It’s important to know that flavored condoms should not be used for vaginal sex.  This is because there are sugars in the flavoring and when they get inside of the vagina it can cause infections like a yeast infection.

Flavored condoms do not cause an STI.  STIs can only be transmitted when someone has sexual contact with someone who has an STI.

If you are experiencing itching after using a flavored condom, it would be a good idea to see a medical provider since a yeast infection could be present. A medical provider can determine what is causing the itching and potentially provide treatment.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic you can give us a call at 303-442-5160

I’ve been experiencing a vaginal discharge ……

……. with a fishy odor and it’s color is yellowish greenish. After a penetration, I feel my vagina is sore and it burns when I urinate.

Vaginas and penis‘ are self-cleaning organs. Much like earwax and tears are parts of the normal functioning of the ear and eye, people secrete moisture from the membranes that line the vagina.

These normal secretions help control the growth of organisms—like yeast and certain bacteria—that are normal, healthy parts of the vagina.

While everyone’s bodies are different, a certain amount of discharge and odor can be completely normal! Knowing what is normal for your body will help you to know when something is abnormal.

If you noticed a change in odor and/or discharge, it can be a sign of infection. Pain after intercourse and burning with urination can also be a sign of an infection.

Some infections likes Yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis can occur organically from imbalances in the body (stress, diet, and clothing can all contribute to this). These are not STIs, but can be treated. Some of these infections may resolve themselves, but others require medical treatment. Although Yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis are not STIs, some STIs can also cause abnormal discharge.

It would be a good idea to see a medical provider. They can determine if an infection is present, and they can offer treatment. If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160

 

I’ve had a yeast infection for about a month now …..

…..I’m afraid to go to a doctor & to tell my mom about it …Are there any ways to get rid of this myself ?

Thank you for asking us!

Yeast infections can occur (and can be common) for someone who has a vagina. Yeast infections are not considered an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). But what is a yeast infection? Yeast is a natural part of the vaginal flora, existing in balance with different types of bacteria. Sometimes yeast can overgrow—this is what we call a yeast infection. Yeast overgrowth can occur for many reasons, including illness, recent antibiotic use, poor vaginal hygiene, and eating too much sugar. Symptoms of a yeast infection can include itching, burning, bleeding after intercourse, and an increase in white, clumpy discharge.

If you think you have a yeast infection, the best thing to do would be to see a medial provider. This way, they can make sure it is a yeast infection and give you treatment to make it go away.

We understand seeing a medical provider may seem intimidating, but Teen Clinic offers a non-judgmental and confidential environment.  And while we always encourage everyone has an adult they can talk to about these things ( that may be a parent, guardian, older sibling, teacher, etc) it is the law in Colorado that teens can access sexual health services without their parents notification. That means you can come into our clinic to receive treatment for a yeast infection, and we wont share that information!

Yeast infections can happen naturally to anyone, and they are nothing to be ashamed of! We hope you either talk to a trusted adult or call our clinic at 303-442-5160! We are here for you!

 

My friend says that the reason it hurts still when I have sex is because of an infection, apparently you can get this infection from having no sexual contact. Is this true?

It is hard to say exactly what is going on, but we can try and clear a few things up for you!

Pain during and after intercourse could be due to rough contact.  It is very important to communicate with partners.  If you are experiencing pain, it is important partners know that and stop. Pain could also be due to a lack of lubrication.  The vagina and penis self lubricate naturally, but sometimes extra lubrication is needed! Keep plenty of water-based lubricant on hand, especially when you’re using a condom.

Pain during intercourse can also be a sign of an infection. Some infections like yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis can occur organically from imbalances in the body (stress, diet, and clothing can all contribute to this). These are not STIs, but can be treated. Some of these infections may resolve themselves, but others require medical treatment.

If the pain continues it would be a good idea to see a medical professional to see exactly what is going on. You can do this at Teen Clinic. Give us a call at 303-442-5160 to make an appointment.

What does it mean when the vagina itches and burns for no reason does it mean I have an infection?

Burning in and around the vagina could mean a variety of things.

Some people with a vagina may experience yeast infections or bacterial vaginitis that can cause burning. Burning can also be a symptom of some sexually transmitted infections.In order for someone to contract an STI, they would need to engage in sexual activity with a person who already has an STI.

If this burning continues, it would be a good idea to see a medical professional to figure out exactly what is going on. You can learn how to make an appointment here.  You can also take comfort in knowing that all of our clinicians here at Teen Clinic specialize in seeing teens and provide non-judgmental care! Give us a call with more questions! 303-442-5160.

how do you get yeast infections?

Great question!

Yeast infections can occur (and can be common) for someone who has a vagina. Yeast infections are not considered an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). But what is a yeast infection? Yeast is a natural part of the vaginal flora, existing in balance with different types of bacteria. Sometimes yeast can overgrow—this is what we call a yeast infection. Yeast overgrowth can occur for many reasons, including illness, recent antibiotic use, poor vaginal hygiene, and eating too much sugar. Symptoms of a yeast infection can include itching, burning, bleeding after intercourse, and an increase in white, clumpy discharge

It is important to know that some of these symptoms could also be a sign of different infections, including a Sexually Transmitted Infection. If you notice a change in your body that you are concerned about, it is really important to see a medical professional to figure out exactly what it is.

If you think you have a yeast infection, or have more questions give Teen Clinic a call! 303-442-5160