A 29-year-old female asked:
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i want to understand what are the causes of reoccurring yeast infections? i keep myself clean daily. every time i have sexual intercourse with my husband i get a yeast infection.

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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 can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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