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rldove13
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what exactly is a yeast infection?
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Check it out: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/infection/fbi_files_candidiasis_aka_yeast_infections

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I have the discharge with the white chunks in it, but I do not have any of the other symptoms. Also can you get a yeast infection when you have never had vaginal intercourse? I have both given and received oral sex, but I have never had vaginal intercourse.
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Yeast infections usually have nothing to do with sexual activity: they typically start in your digestive system and find their way to the vulva. However, just so you know, oral sex poses risks of STIs, especially if you've engaged in it unprotected.

But it's not advised to self-diagnose and self-treat a yeast infection, especially if you haven't been diagnosed with one before. So, your best bet is to see a doctor to find out what you have, if it's a yeast infection, and get treatment for whatever it is. Super-chunky discharge that looks very different from discharges you're used to should always be checked out.

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Thank u for your help [Smile]

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Is there any way to tell if this is a yeast infection or an STI?

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There is no way you or I could decide what it is you're dealing with, since neither of us is a doctor. But a doctor can run some test and figure out whether you have.

So, to repeat Heather's suggestion, if you've got discharge that looks very different from what you're used to, you'll want to have it checked out by a doctor.

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Thank you [Smile]

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Thank you [Smile]

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