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what would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, ibs w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is going on; in addition antibiotics kill a lot of the good bacteria, which gives the yeast an optimal environment to flourish in. Fortunately there are good treatments available. Take care.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Multifactorial cause: Fibromyalgia is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. You need to work with an experienced doctor to fix all of these metabolic problems. Your thrush is a symptom of many other problems.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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