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can birth control pills cause you to get yeast infections more frequently? should i switch to a different pill?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, progestins: change the vaginal pH and provide a more friendly environment for yeast. All BCP contain some progestin, but it is possible that a pill with different estrogen/progestin ratio may be helpful for you. Your doctor can answer that better. Yeast thrives in dark, moist warm places, so using powder externally, loose fitting underwear and clothing to allow circulation, and probiotics may help.
Answered on Nov 11, 2014

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