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can men be carriers of yeast infections

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
32 years experience Dermatology
Yeast: Yes, a man can harbor yeast. If you are talking in the genital area, it would be more common in an uncircumcised man, under the forekin. A skin cult ... Read More
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There is some evidence that you can pass the yeast infection back and forth.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
23 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Yeast infections are fungal infections of the skin or mucous membranes. Yeast normally likes to grow in dark, warm, damp enviroments. Usually in men ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tx: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
I : I would like to help you but i cannot understand your question.. Could you please restate it?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Less common.: I don't have a statistic for you. But it is much less common in men then in women.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Any reason: Yes. Things that may encourage an excess growth of yeast include using antibiotics, having diabetes, having an impaired immune system, using corticos ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Partner: One way is through sexual contact with their partner. It is not considered a sexually transmitted disease but can be spread back & forth.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes use condom or no: Yes it can and you should use condom or avoid sex till treated.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Yeast is unlikely: Symptoms like this almost never are due to yeast. It sounds like you have a prostate problem, or maybe a bacterial urinary tract infection. Conceivabl ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: If the male is circumcised, it would be difficult to contract a yeast infection since the environment for such is so altered as to not allow it. It ... Read More
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