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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can i get a yeast infection from my partner?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes, even though: It is not a sexually transmitted disease it can be transmitted via intimate contact.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

How to know if your partner has a yeast infection ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Itching & discharge: Typical symptoms of a yeast infection (assuming you are referring to a vaginal yeast infection) is a thick white vaginal discharge associated with itching and irritation. However, other types of infections can also cause similar symptoms, therefore, it is best to be checked by one's family doctor or gynecologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:

If I have a yeast infection, does my partner need to be treated?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not really: Get yourself treated asap though and take a short break from sex until it clears up.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can someone get a yeast infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Some 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of you to get a yeast infection?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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.
A 30-year-old female asked:

How do u get a yeast infection?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
From colonized Fungu: Usually when our immune system is compromised or suppressed by antibiotics or an illness, the funguses in our system take opportunity to multiply and cause a yeast infection.
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