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Can A Chronic Yeast Infection Be Caused By An Uncircumcised Sex Partner
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
Is it normal for me to have a vaginal yeast infection? How long it will recover? I never had a sex partner and I am 23..
Possible: See your doctor for the specific diagnosis of your infection, then have your consort tested and treated. ...Read more
How can I get yeast infection? What are its complications? Will it lead to STD even if you have only one sex partner?
Opportiunistic: Yeast infections are opportunistic infections, no matter where they occur. If you have been on an antibiotics for a period of time, that is a frequent side-effect in some women. There are otc medicines for these issues, in early stages, and you are sure it is indeed a yeast infection. No real complications, but deal with it in a fairly rapid manner, and it will not give you any stds. ...Read more
My boyfriend used Monistat n I used diflucan (fluconazole). He's uncircumcised. Do you know how I contracted another yeast infection?
Recurrent yeast: Vaginal yeasts are rarely acquired from other persons. Yeasts are normal in our intestines and often in the vagina. New yeast symptoms are not from a new infection, but because your own natural yeast has grown to increased numbers and/or the body is having an allergy-like reaction to it. If symptoms recur frequently, talk with your doc about preventing them with a diflucan (fluconazole) dose once a week. ...Read more
I have an expired mirena of almost a year... lately after having sex there is a pretty foul smell...I have already gone to the doctor to check for barterial or yeast infection and everything was fine. I am just wondering what else that could be caused by.
Sounds Just Yummy: Everything is fine? Not! You say you HAVE an expired Mirena (levonorgestrel)? Does that mean it's still in there? That could be part of the problem But even if it's not, a foul odor ain't natural. Also, how soon after sex is there an odor? Is it there all the time or goes away and comes back (excuse pun) after sex? If so, how soon after sex? You might want to get tested again & also have your boyfriend (s) tested. ...Read more
Phimosis caused by bacterial/yeast infection (diagnosed with culture), std tests negative for me and partner- how long until phimosis improves?
Here are some...: Phimosis denotes a long tight foreskin which cannot be easily retracted for general hygiene, and its related bacterial or fungal infection may further narrow its opening. As to how soon the infection/ inflammation may improve, it depends on how clean and dry the area is and how your health may be. The mainstay of care for real phimosis is circumcision after failed to conservative care with... ...Read more
Can sex while taking doxycycline cause infection between both partners such as redness, irritation, itching, and swelling that resembles yeast infection?
My yeast infection is caused by too much sugar. When do I know for sure it's ok to eat sugar again safely?
Not because of that: You can get a yeast infection because they are incredibly common but not for that reason; I don't consider yeast infections contagious because we all have yeast (candida albicans) already living on our skin, in our intestines and most women probably have a bit vaginally; whether it progresses to an infection has more to do with your diet, immune health, antibiotic use ; balance of other flora. ...Read more
Is it posible for my partner to have gotten a yeast infection since we had sex while I had one? His penis is burning and its inflammed
Yes: He may want to try applying an OTC topical anti fungal cream several times daily. ...Read more
Both of you or more need treatment to clear the yeast-usually candida albicans.
Until clear may just trade back and forth. ...Read more
I am recovering from a yeast infection with ACV, I had sex with my bf of 2yrs today and it felt like I was tearing, wen I look I tore multiply! Cause?
I had unprotected sex with a new partner. Couple days later had symptoms of a yeast infection but now I'm worried that it may be something else. Help!
Yeast? STD? Herpes?: You don't say exactly what symptoms you have. Maybe it's just what it feels like, a yeast infection. (It's not an STD, but symptoms may be triggered by having sex.) Herpes is the main STD cause of vulvar or labial irritation or itching. Gonorrhea or chlamydia less likely but possible. Don't screw around with this: see a doctor or clinic ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
Get a yeast infection almost every time I have unprotected sex with boyfriend, 1st partner; he doesn't have yeast infection. What might be the problem?
Not boyfriend: The problem of yest infections is not usually related to a partner...it's not an STD (sexually transmited disease) but rather an overgrowth of your own flora (yeast re everywhere). Have you taken any antibiotics lately? (a common cause for yeast infections). It is important to ask if you are diabetic or have/know of any other medical conditions which might be related. ...Read more
Yeast infections: Are very common with or without sex. If you get them after sex, make certain that you empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Douching is not recommended. Adding probiotic foods to your diet like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchee or aged cheeses can promote the growth of healthy bacteria. Recurrent yeast infections may occur in people with diabetes, so it's worth having that checked too. ...Read more
No: It would be a great time for you to focus on closeness and maintaining your loving relationship. ...Read more
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