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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have a yeast infection and every time i treat it it comes back, what could be the problem? i also have an iud

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Dr. Margaret Gourlay
Family Medicine 23 years experience
IUD, recurrent yeast: Incompletely treated yeast is a common cause. If you used one-day or 3-day treatments before, try a 7-day course next time. Also, women will have intercourse more often after an IUD is placed, and that may lead to frequent yeast infections. There is no proof that an IUD causes this, and this is not a reason to remove the IUD. For unexplained frequent yeast, HIV test is a good idea to be safe.

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Last updated Aug 3, 2014

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