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A 19-year-old female asked:

can i get yeast infections from having sex? can i have any diseases from non-pentrative sex? i have been having headaches and yeast infections? how?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Vaginal infection ?': Yeast infections can be spread as can any source of infection even w/o penetration with intercourse. Herpes, HIV and other viral infections can be spread by external contact alone with infected semem. Yeast infections usually start internally in females, but with sexual activity (not penile penetration by itself) can be more apparent to one who already has a yeast infection.

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A member asked:

Why do I have recurring yeast infections after having sex?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Testing: Get tested for yeast that hasn't full responded and other causes of infection.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why am i getting yeast infections every time I have sex?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
May not be yeast OR: May not be yeast infections, it may just be irritation due to other factors. Or it may be yeast- the change in the ph balance that occurs following intercourse may trigger irritation due to candida (yeast) or to other causes. Hard to say without an exam. If otc yeast treatments help, then is likely yeast infections.
A 28-year-old female asked:

Can having sex doggy style cause yeast infections?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Yeast Infections: Probably not. Now that does not rule out reaction to lube, to semen, or other common causes of vaginal yeast infection. But, i doubt that the position you had sexual intercourse in is the cause.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can yeast infections from having sex?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: It is not a sexually transmitted disease but can be passed and forth between partners.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Does having sex with uncircumcised cause yeast infections?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yeast infections: Could be transmitted through sexual intimacy (although this is not a frequent mode of transmission). This could occur whether or not there was a circumision but the rate of yeast infections is much higher in uncircumsized men.

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