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A 22-year-old male asked:

Is diflucan/fluconazole safe for men to take once for a yeast infection? affect sperm count? if i dont have yeast infection can it cause one?wat happn

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Would be safe,...: ...but why consider it if you don't have a yeast infection? The drug itself cannot cause a yeast infection. I see some internet buzz about fluconazole and sperm count, apparently going back to a single report of a minor effect in rabbits, but it's not been known to occur in humans. Anyway, even if a sex partner has a vaginal yeast infection, you probably don't need treatment yourself.
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