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A 21-year-old member asked:

my birth control is making me get yeast infections with a foul oder should i just lower my dosage or get off ?

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Dr. Saurabh Bajpai
Dr. Saurabh Bajpaianswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Change medication: If you think your bc pill is responsible for your yeast infection, the best alternative would be to get another bc pill. Bc pills work on the basis of controlling your hormone cycle that affects your ovulation cycle. By reducing the dose of the bc pill you will make it ineffective. Please consult your pcp or ob/gyn for another option.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Neither: If you are using birth control pills, it is not likely that the pill is causing your discharge and odor. I am not aware of any birth controll method that will cause the problem you describe. Some women will experience recurrent vaginal yeast and/or bacterial infections, regardless of birth control method used. You should see your physician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What if i keep getting yeast infections? Could this becaused by birth control or something else?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: Check with your physician to see if your oral contraceptives are contributing to your recurrent yeast infections.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Could taking birth control for two years straight without a period cause me to have recurrent yeast infections?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably not: The reasons for recurrent yeast infections usually are unknown. Diabetes with poor blood glucose control is the most serious common predisposing condition. Other immune deficiencies can do it, but quite rare. Ongoing or repeat antibiotics. Tight clothing sometimes is blamed, but mostly an urban myth. Weekly fluconazole (Diflucan®) by mouth can prevent most outbreaks. Discuss w/ your doctor.

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