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Thrush (Candidiasis)

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Anatomy of the female urogenital system

Female urogenital systemThe female urogenital tract consists of all the organs involved in reproduction and the formation and release of urine. It includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, and the organs of reproduction – uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina.

For more information, see Female Urogenital System.

Video: Dr Joe explains thrush

Thrush videoThrush is a fairly common and harmless fungal infection. Dr Joe Kosterich talks about the effects of thrush, and possible treatments and diets to control thrush.

Watch the video Thrush.

Vaginal thrush

Vaginal thrushVaginal thrush (or vulvovaginal candidiasis) is a common condition that is often chronic and can interfere with women’s sexual function and sense of wellbeing. It is associated with vulvitis (inflammation of vulva) and vaginitis (inflammation of vagina).

For more information, see Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection, Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, VVT, VVC).

Anatomy of the oral mucosa

Oral mucosaThe oral mucosa is the mucous membrane epithelium of the mouth. It covers all structures inside the oral cavity except the teeth

For more information, see The corium and submucosa.

Oral thrush

Oral thrushCandida infection in the mouth is common, and can be caused by a variety of factors, including an impaired immune system, certain drugs and poor oral hygiene. Oral candidiasis can start as an asymptomatic benign lesion.

For more information, see Oral Candidiasis (OC; Oropharyngeal Candidiasis; OPC; Oral Thrush).

Breast and nipple thrush

Breast and nipple thrushBreast and nipple thrush (BNT) is a yeast infection of the nipple and breast. It occurs most commonly in breastfeeding mothers, and may lead to severe nipple and breast pain, especially during breastfeeding. This can result in the mother weaning her baby and stopping breastfeeding before she had planned to.

For more information, see Breast and Nipple Thrush (BNT; Breast and Nipple Candidiasis; Mammary Candidiasis).

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Posted On: 27 January, 2011
Modified On: 30 March, 2017


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