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can i get a yeast infection from my husband

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
May not be yeast: If you have burning and itching after intercourse this could be something called vulvdynia. You need to be evaluated by your doctor.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Complicated: Although your husband had oral medication against candida it is unlikely that this cleared the organism from the surface of the skin where it can stay ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible causes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called Candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
You are a carrier?: Yeast generally is not transmitted between sex partners. More likely, you carry it in your vagina and physical contact or mild irritation from sex tri ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, even though: It is not a sexually transmitted disease it can be transmitted via intimate contact.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal flora: We are all colonized with bacteria and fungi (we are buggy!). The organisms can be transmitted a via skin to skin contact. If your so had inflammati ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Theoretically, anything that alters the vaginal ecosystem/flora can predispose someone to a yeast infection.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cole Livingston
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes he can.: Infections by 'candida albicans' (more commonly, a yeast infection) can occur anywhere on a person where it is dark and moist, including mouth, vagina ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience Urology
Yes: Transmission of urinary tract infection to a sexual partner is less common than other classic sexually transmitted diseases, but is certainly document ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely yeast: Yeast infection commonly occurs after antibiotics.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is possible: Your doctor can confirm if this is the cause of your symptoms.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes it is possible. See your doctor for help.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience Dermatology
Today: Once the yeast is cleared, you are ready for take off.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is less likely for males to get yeast infections, but they can especially under there foreskin.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please: Clarify this question and re-ask.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: Yeast infections, assuming they are local, do not interfere with the menstrual cycle.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Animals: Nope. Not at all.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: If your boyfriend is only having sex with you, he either had it before you started having sex or got it from you. He didn't get from a UTI you might h ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: This requires a prescription by and doctor or nurse practitioner. Best to see your primary care for an exam and treatment. Hope this helps!
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Monistat-3 or: Terazole -3- comes as cream and vaginal suppositoroes: start today!
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes, a yeast infection is a fungal infection and can affect men. Try to practice safer sex. Yeast infection (candidiasis) can affect skin, genitals, ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Should be OK: Yeast is a fungus-like germ that is normal in the intestines and vagina, which sometimes grows to increased numbers, with symptoms like itching and ir ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Some, yes: Bv. Or bacterial vaginosis can be passed back and forth. Some doctors routinely treat both partners, especially if recurrent.
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