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what is difference between uti and yeast infection

By Anonymous July 15, 2016 - 3:53am
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Hello Anon!

Thank you for your question - it's a good one!

UTIs are caused by bacteria that invade the urinary system and multiply. The infection can occur in any part of the urinary system, but usually starts in the urethra (a tube that carries the urine out of the body).

You can read more about UTI's here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/urinary-tract-infection

A vaginal yeast infection is caused by a yeast fungus. The fungus is called Candida albicans . While yeast is common in the vagina, it can cause problems when it grows excessively. This excess growth causes the uncomfortable symptoms of itching, burning and discharge.

You can read more about Yeast Infections here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/yeast-infection


July 15, 2016 - 6:02am
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