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Doctor insights on: Can A Yeast Infection Be Transfered During Sex

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Do people sometimes transfer a yeast infection during sex?

Do people sometimes transfer a yeast infection during sex?

Yeast causes: You might transfer enough monilia (which causes most yeast infections) during sex by giving a partner a whooping big dose of yeast, but yeast are everywhere are most cases of vaginal yeast are not caused by intercourse. Most are the result of an upset in the normal vaginal bacteria population, such as after a course of antibiotics. Diabetes, pregnancy are also common causes. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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During sex with a man can a woman give him a? Yeast infection?

During sex with a man can a woman give him a? Yeast infection?

Yeast in males: Yes. It doesn't happen very often, but it certainly can happen. It happens most in men who are uncircumcised because the foreskin gives yeast a good place to grow. It is not a serious problem and can be treated easily with over the counter anti-fungal creams like Clotrimazole 1%. ...Read more

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Can you pass a yeast infection on to your boyfriend during sex?

Can you pass a yeast infection on to your boyfriend during sex?

Yes: Be treated at the same time and avoid intercourse until resolved. ...Read more

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Burning and irritation during sex? I had a yeast infection but it's over with now though. How can I fix it?

Burning and irritation during sex? I had a yeast infection but it's over with now though. How can I fix it?

Visit doc: Visit your gyn asap. This could be an infection or just inflammation from intercourse. This could also be left over irritation from the previous yeast infection. ...Read more

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My yeast infection is gone, but during sex I was swelling up again... What do you think happened? Was it too soon to be intimate?

Yeast infection: Perhaps the yeast infection is not entirely resolved. There would be no way to tell what is going on without examining you. See your PCP and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Help please. Could a yeast infection cause bleeding during sex?

Help please. Could a yeast infection cause bleeding during sex?

Not usually: Yeast infections don't usually cause bleeding. It would be prudent to get this medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Thick white discharge during sex but not a yeast infection?

Thick white discharge during sex but not a yeast infection?

Get Checked: Common sign of chlamydia infection is white to creamy discharge which most of the time is painless. I would definitely get checked. Risk factors of chlamydial infection include unprotected sexual activity, multiple sex partners, history of other std's, and others. ...Read more

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I am having pain during sex and I don't know how to fix it? I thought I had a yeast infection about a week ago and bought a pack and the iching and burning went away. Now ever time I have sex with my boyfriend I have a pain that feels like a cut in the ri

This: This is definitely not normal and warrants a medical evaluation. A feeling of a "cut' in your uterus is difficult to interpret. More detailed questions in order to determine exactly where the pain is and what it possibly signifies is essential. You could be dealing with an infectious process, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, etc.
Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have clumpy white discharge with bad odor, pain during sex, no itching, is this yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Probably. There are numerous OTC products that your friendly pharmacist can point out to you. Try these and if no improvement you will have to go and see your doctor for a specific diagnosis. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What is the creamy white substance that comes from my vaguna during sex? I've been tested for stds, and I also don't have a yeast infection.

Normal: The creamy white discharge in your vagina that occurs during sexual intercourse is normal. There are glands within the walls of the vagina that release lubrication and mucus during sexual intercourse and when you have an orgasm. vaginal discharge from STDs or yeast infection is itchy, foul-smelling or yellow or green in color. Gentle irrigation of vagina w/warm water to remove discharge. ...Read more

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I think I've had a yeast infection for almost 2 weeks now, itching, burning, painful during sex, white discharge and smell is off. What do I do?

I think I've had a yeast infection for almost 2 weeks now, itching, burning, painful during sex, white discharge and smell is off. What do I do?

Sounds infectious: See doctor for diagnosis and treated if needed. These infections in women can become longterm and result in pelvic inflammatory disease which causes infertility. Also, to prevent STDs, try to use a condom with new partners especially until you are very familiar with their sexual history and sure they may not carry disease. Some disease like HPV, Hepatitis and HIV may be silent ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection last week. I am not itching, having any discharge or foul odor but why do I feel internal vaginal swelling and pain during sex?

Irritation / swellin: Any vaginal infection (yeast included) can cause inflammation. It is likely that the inflammation has not healed yet. Give your self time to heal and for the inflammation and irritation to subside prior to having intercourse again. One week should be enough. If you symptoms persist, see your gyn. ...Read more

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My vagina becomes irritated after a condom is used during sex. Then I get a yeast infection. Is this normal?

My vagina becomes irritated after a condom is used during sex. Then I get a yeast infection. Is this normal?

Yes: You are likely sensitive to the condom or spermicide placed on the condom. Try a condom w/o spermicides. ...Read more

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Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?

Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?

Time: Please give yourself a chance to heal before having sex. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having mild burning and itching on my vagina and pain during sex (not typical), yeast infection-meds didn't work; emergency?

I have been having mild burning and itching on my vagina and pain during sex (not typical), yeast infection-meds didn't work; emergency?

Get checked for: Other vaginal infection - bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, or it could just be vaginal dryness or a concomitant bladder infection. U may consider going to an urgent care. Take care! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/385002-herbal-cure-for-vaginitis/. ...Read more

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Burning sensation during sex after I had a yeast infection Do I still have it? Is it normal? Also a little white discharge after treatment ended

Burning sensation during sex after I had a yeast infection Do I still have it? Is it normal? Also a little white discharge after treatment ended

Possibly: The discomfort and discharge suggest ongoing or recurrent yeast vaginitis. Try another course of antiyeast cream and abstain from vaginal intercourse until all symptoms have cleared. Bear in mind that your sex partner can transmit a yeast infection also. ...Read more

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Fluconazole cured my first yeast infection. Then I got another one or it came back after my boyfriend fingered me. Why? We use condoms during sex.

Fluconazole cured my first yeast infection. Then I got another one or it came back after my boyfriend fingered me. Why? We use condoms during sex.

Vaginal flora: The ph (acidity/alkalinity scale) is kept constant by "good bacteria" (doderlein's bacilli) at between 4.5 to 5.5. Mechanical manipulation/sex can change the ph as well as harsh soaps, douches & sex toys. Unclean hands can also contrubute. Local vaginal yeast rx's are more effective than systemic oral meds like Fluconazole that go all over the body before it makes it to the vagina. ...Read more

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Treated already for a yeast infection. But now my vagina feels sore during sex. Something wrong? I'm on the IUD.

Treated already for a yeast infection. But now my vagina feels sore during sex. Something wrong? I'm on the IUD.

Get checked.: Sometimes other infections can occur with a yeast infection. Or you may still have yeast that has not responded completely to the medication you used. Get checked before using anything else. Avoid sex until you feel fine and your check-up shows no infection. Avoid fragrances and harsh soaps, which irritate (unscneted soaps, lotions, creams, detergents. No fabric softeners). Don't over-scrub. ...Read more

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I feel a burning sensation during sex after recovering from a yeast infection. I was treated with fluconazole and clotrimazole. Is that normal?

Go back to MD: Go back to your treating MD to be certain via wet mount or culture that the infection has been successfully treated and is now gone. ...Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection, I have chunky discharge, itchiness, and swollen vagina hurts during sex, what treatment should I use?

Imidazoles: For intravaginal application are available over the counter for use at the consumer's discretion. Vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) does typically have chunky curd-like discharge. One might consult their primary physician to confirm the diagnosis as there are other causes of vulvovaginosis if otc medication fails. ...Read more

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Are there any natural solutions for vaginal odors (during sex)? I saw my ob/gyn she informed me that I don't have a sti, vb, or a yeast infection?

Are there any natural solutions for vaginal odors (during sex)? I saw my ob/gyn she informed me that I don't have a sti, vb, or a yeast infection?

Probiotics: Sex can cause an imbalance of the natural bacteria found vaginally. Taking a probiotic supplement daily and maintain the healthy bacteria balance and minimize the odor. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more