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Do you think i should stop taking birth control pills while i have a yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
BC & yeast: Please discuss this with your gynecologist. Taking certain birth control pills may promote yeast infections in some women (via hormone effect). You and your physician can review which oral contraceptive you are on to ensure it is the best choice for you.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can birth control increase chances of a yeast infection?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No : It does not work that way.
A 18-year-old member asked:

Do birth control pills suppose to keep you with a yeast infection?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
No: Birth control can change the hormone levels in the body but shouldn't cause yeast infections. You may want to see your doctor if you and having problems.

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