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A 19-year-old female asked:

i have a yeast infection and i missed my period last month. i been taking birth control pills and i also have been using condoms. what can it be?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yeast infection: Oral contraceptive ^ risk for yeast infection. Inadequate lubrication during sexual intercourse can also be a contributor. ^'ed yeast infections with pregnancy too.

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