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Can a woman transfer her yeast infection to a man during intercourse?

Can a woman transfer her yeast infection to a man during intercourse?

Low likelihood: Unless your partner has loss of skin integrity and/or incompetence of their immune system. Need to make sure vulvovaginal candidiasis or 'yeast infection' is the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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


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Female. 20. Had a yeast infection about a week ago-finally gone. During intercourse with my partner, there's still a bit of discomfort-raw sensation?

Female. 20. Had a yeast infection about a week ago-finally gone. During intercourse with my partner, there's still a bit of discomfort-raw sensation?

Inflammation: Having a bad yeast infection can cause inflammation to the vaginal tissue, which can make it very fragile. It might take longer than a full week to recover and have comfortable intercourse. If you have to have intercourse, consider using a good lubricant to avoid further damage to your vaginal tissue. ...Read more

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Reoccurring yeast infection in woman. 28 year old woman keeps getting yeast infection. Could male be infected? She showers after intercourse every tim

Reoccurring yeast infection in woman. 28 year old woman keeps getting yeast infection. Could male be infected? She showers after intercourse every tim

Yeast infection: It is not infection in the male, but rather it is possible that the skin of his penis has been colonized with the Candida (yeast), and he is passing it back to you. Do not know what you have been treated with, but if orally, take it through one period and at the same time use an anti-fungal cream on his penis every day. If that doesn't work, ask again. Best wishes for a good outcome. ...Read more

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I just got rid of a bad yeast infection and it's been about 5 days. Now during intercourse it still hurts when he goes deeper. No sign of yeast though?

Important Questions: Are 1. are you using a good birth control method? 2. are you using condoms for STD protection 3. You may still be raw from a yeast infection or you may need to re-treat if still itching 4. Deep pain may be caused by many things. Some not serious, others more. Please see your health care provider if pain persists or you develop fever or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience pain during intercourse if she has a yeast infection?

Is it normal to experience pain during intercourse if she has a yeast infection?

Pain with yeast: For the woman with a severe yeast infection, sex would be very painful. For the man it would not. For a male with a yeast infection on his penis, there should be no significant pain (just itch). ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection cause pain during intercourse?

It could cause: Vaginal and vulvar irritation and burning but not pain inside the pelvis, if the pain is inside teh eplvis could be due to many different etiologies so see your gyn for a workup. ...Read more

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What are ways to decrease pain during intercourse if you have a yeast infection?

What are ways to decrease pain during intercourse if you have a yeast infection?

See your doctor: Your doctor will have to do some special tests to the discharge to make a specific diagnosis and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection. What are the symptoms of one? I am sexually active, with only one partner ever. But lately its been really itchy and hurts during intercourse.

Itching: Itching is the predominant symptom. Most patients have white, cheesey-discharge. If you look at your vagina with a mirror, you may see small white "dots", which are the areas of candida. There are over the counter medications you can treat this with, you can ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant, during intercourse my partner has this white flaky stuff on his penis. Am I suffering from yeast infection?

I am 11 weeks pregnant, during intercourse my partner has this white flaky stuff on his penis. Am I suffering from yeast infection?

Vaginal Fluids: No. It is likely your vaginal fluids that increased with sexual stimulation. Add the friction of intercourse (think of beating egg whites) and sometimes there is a white kind of sticky substance on the penis after or during sex. Normal. ...Read more

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I experience vaginal pain during intercourse with my boyfriend, specifically around the opening of my vagina. No signs of yeast infection, STD screens negative/pap smears negative.

I experience vaginal pain during intercourse with my boyfriend, specifically around the opening of my vagina. No signs of yeast infection, STD screens negative/pap smears negative.

Is this new?: Is this something new that is happening after having normal painless relations before or has it either always been this way or just become this way? ...Read more

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Pain during intercourse at vagina opening, came on gradually starting ~6 mos ago. Pap smears/std screens negative. Don't think it's yeast infection.

Pain during intercourse at vagina opening, came on gradually starting ~6 mos ago. Pap smears/std screens negative. Don't think it's yeast infection.

See doc: There are other causes of pain at the vaginal opening. Sometimes it is a simple as recommending more foreplay (or using lubrication). Sometimes it is an infection or skin condition. Sometimes people need physical therapy (pelvic floor pt). ...Read more

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Recently I got diagnosed a yeast infection an me an my husband had intercourse. I was wondering what OTC medicine he can take to make sure were clean?

Recently I got diagnosed a yeast infection an me an my husband had intercourse. I was wondering what OTC medicine he can take to make sure were clean?

Several choices: No oral choices are otc or necessary for men. He can use an otc antifungal cream which also kills yeast on skin, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin ultra. Should only be needed if he has a rash, otherwise just washing the genitals with soap and water before sex is adequate. Be sure that you have completed your yeast treatment first. Impossible to remove all yeast and bacteria from skin surfaces. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my yeast infection is completely healed before having intercourse with my husband?

Candidiasis: You could get an exam to be certain, but it's almost never needed. If symptoms have resolved and if you finsihed the full treatment course, you are usually good to go. ...Read more

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If I have a yeast infection and I have intercourse w my husband can he get it? What if he washes himself after?

Unlikely: Most men don't easily get yeast infections unless they are uncircumcised and don't clean the skin correctly. Or if they are diabetic or their immune system does not function correctly they may be more prone. Hope this helps, stay well ...Read more

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How long after an treatment for a yeast infection can I have intercourse?

I recommend: Completing your course of treatment and waiting until you are no longer red, itching and in pain. ...Read more

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After intercourse my vagina felt like someone poured boiling water on it. And I think I have a yeast infection. Is that a normal symptom?

After intercourse my vagina felt like someone poured boiling water on it. And I think I have a yeast infection. Is that a normal symptom?

Pain with sexual: Intercourse is indicitive of something else that could be wrong. A thorough history and physical exam including a pelvic exam by your primary care physician can help determine if and what type of infection might be present. ...Read more

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How long after curing a yeast infection can you have intercourse?

No rules: There are no rules limiting your sexual activity when you have or are treating a yeast infection. It is not sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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Husband has fungal infec on back ongoing. Intercourse I get yeast infection, is this related?

Husband has fungal infec on back ongoing. Intercourse I get yeast infection, is this related?

Fungus: If your husband has a fungal infection, althouhg it seems primarily on his back he could have elswhere on body. Yes, I think this might be related especially if it is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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Every time me and my husband have intercourse I get a yeast infection, how can I prevent this?

May not be yeast: If you have burning and itching after intercourse this could be something called vulvdynia. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching after intercourse. Does it mean I have a yeast infection?

Vaginal itching after intercourse. Does it mean I have a yeast infection?

Possible: Likely you would itch other time too, urinating etc. Other possibilitis include reaction to condoms if used or any other lubricants. ...Read more

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Can intercourse cause a yeast infection?

Yes: A vaginal yeast infection is caused by the fungus candida.Your vagina naturally contains a balanced mix of yeast and bacteria.But disruption of the healthy balance can result in an overgrowth of yeast. A yeast infection can be sexually transmitted, especially through oral-genital sexual contact. However, yeast infection isn't considered a sexually transmitted infection. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection be passed to your partner by having intercourse? Does my partner need to be informed and tested?

Transient: Yeast infections are not generally transmitted from partner to partner. Some men will experience a transient genital irritation after having relations with a partner who does have a yeast infection - that can be more prominent for an uncircumcised man. ...Read more

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How long after using a yeast infection cream can you have intercourse?

2d, if symptom free: Best to wait couple of days after becoming symptom free. ...Read more

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Could you get a yeast infection from sexual intercourse?

Although Yeast: Infection is not an std - a minority of cases can be spread via intimate contact. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with yeast infection, can I still have sexual intercourse?

Yeast Infection: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

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I get a yeast infection after intercourse for 1 yr now. Seen my OBG every week and no results. Its not fungus! Any other suggestions?

Tricky: Irritation, chemical immunological or physical.
Could just be not enough lubrication and some irritation. Could be some allergic or other reaction to a detergent or to semen or lubricant or rubber. Cannot say in your particular case, .. ...Read more

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Me & gf had sex. She got yeast infection after. She's never had one nor have i.We used protection. Over year for both since last sexual intercourse. Why?

Me & gf had sex. She got yeast infection after. She's never had one nor have i.We used protection. Over year for both since last sexual intercourse. Why?

Irritation: Yeast is a very common organism and exists all around us looking for an opportunity to take advantage. Intercourse, and resultant friction is one such opportunity. Other risk factors, diabetes, obesity, state of hygeine. If intimacy occurs immediately after one or both have worked out in gym clothes, yeast will be present.
So why is a hard question, . ...Read more

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If I have slight symptoms of a yeast infection and after intercourse the symptoms become major have I infected my partner or should I treat myself otc?

Treat both of you: Both of you need to be treated. Guys can get yeast infections, too. If you aren't both treated then you can pass the infection back and forth and cause real problems. ...Read more

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My husband is taking penicillan for tooth, can that cause me to get a yeast infection durning intercourse?

Pen and yeast inf.: The short answer is no. You can get a yeast infection if you take his penicillin. However, you can get a yeast infection just from having sex. The penicillin will have nothing to do with it unless you take the medication orally. ...Read more

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4.5 months preg. Keep getting yeast infection, esp right after intercourse. I clean well. What's going on. Can it be hubby sperm irritating me? Hopeless.

Overcleaning?: You say you 'clean well'. Makes me wonder if you are overcleaning. We all have yeast and bacteria in our vaginas and genital area. They act to keep each other in check. If you overclean and get rid of too much of the normal bacteria down there, the yeast can go to town. That's why you are more prone to yeast infections when you take antibiotics. You need to talk to OB about the right mix of care. ...Read more

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I keep have this odour after sexual intercourse I went to the doctor and was treated for yeast infection but the smell is still there?

Bacterial growth: This may be from an overgrowth of normal female bacteria. Yeast infections are usually odorless. Call your GYN and have them do a vaginal bacterial culture. Additionally, you can us a gentle, disposable water/baking soda douche, sold at most pharmacies. ...Read more

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Yeast infection after intercourse?

Colonized: It sounds like your partner has been colonized. It is common in uncircumcised men. You should use condoms to help prevent it. Treatment should clear it up if you are not exposed again. ...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


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more