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Can a yeast infection affect the color of the blood of my period?

Can a yeast infection affect the color of the blood of my period?

Conceivalble: But not likely. If the volume of discharge due to the yeast infection is inordinately high, one might theorize that it could mix with menstrual blood and alter its color, but this a stretch. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I've been having my period but for my last two periods my blood has been really dark and that's never happened before and I contract a yeast infection?

I've been having my period but for my last two periods my blood has been really dark and that's never happened before and I contract a yeast infection?

Ans: No not yeast. Just heavy period sounds like. Not unusual or abnormal for period to cat month to month. Just be patient and period will regulate itself. Drink a lot of water also ...Read more

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My period was 4 days late. I just recently had a yeast infection a few days prior and my period blood is watery and dark to medium brown. Normal?

My period was 4 days late. I just recently had a yeast infection a few days prior and my period blood is watery and dark to medium brown. Normal?

Period: This is not too uncommon. Because of a recent infection the consistency of bleeding may be a little different than your normal cycle. ...Read more

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My period lasted one day, with very little blood. I've been stressed out lately with legal issues, could that have caused it? I had a yeast infection.

My period lasted one day, with very little blood. I've been stressed out lately with legal issues, could that have caused it? I had a yeast infection.

Yes: High stress situations can cause changes in menstrual cycles. Hormonal effects can disrupt normal menstrual functions. Observe for another month to see if menstrual cycles return to normal, and if not, then lab testing and sonogram may give answers to the abnormally short menstrual period. ...Read more

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I found rough bumps at vaginal entrance. I have symptoms of yeast infection and uti. Also found speck of blood, not on period. Is this uti related?

Vaginal Lesions: It is unlikely a UTI will cause vaginal lesions but more commonly caused by yeast infection. I would advise you seek medical attention to physically evaluate the lesions and likely obtain a vaginal culture to treat you symptoms based in findings. ...Read more

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Missed period, spotting on an off three weeks, negative urine & blood test diagnosed with yeast infection? What's going on with me

Missed period, spotting on an off three weeks, negative urine & blood test diagnosed with yeast infection? What's going on with me

Several issues: Irregular spotting can be caused by several things, including a pelvic infection, hormonal abnormalities, or other problems. A gynecologist should be able to do some tests and help you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Will using garlic (vaginaly) to help with a yeast infection on my period be effective like it would if I wasn't on my period?

Yeast &Garlic: Hi, although women use Garlic as a home remedy for yeast infection but there is now scientific evidence that garlic works and I never seen it work in my patients who took it before coming to see me, if you have recurrent yeast infection then ur doctor needs to figure out why, some conditions like being immunosuppressed and having Diabetes puts ppl at risk, also you can go on daily medication ...Read more

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My period usually comes on time, but this time is 7 days late. I also have a yeast infection. I don't have any other symptoms. What could this mean?

Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Have heavy long 2 week period and a yeast infection every time my period ends. How do I stop this?

Have heavy long 2 week period and a yeast infection every time my period ends. How do I stop this?

Gynae & GP consult: You will need to see your GP for some basic tests to exclude a pregnancy state, hormonal imbalances for the bleeding. Your GP can also do an ultrasound and Pap smear. A glucose tolerance test can be done to exclude diabetes. Exclude immuno compromised states.
You will need to see a gynaecologist to exclude uterine / cervical causes of the abnormal bleeding. Possible even a DD&C ...Read more

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How come I get a yeast infection the week after my period.?

Predisposing Factors: Pregnancy, diabetes, use of broad spectrum antibiotics and steroids can predispose you to yeast infections but the risks can also be increased with occlusive clothing, heat and moisture. Make sure to avoid all these and have your blood sugar checked. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection can this stop my period from coming?

I have a yeast infection can this stop my period from coming?

Unlikely: Yeast infections, assuming they are local, do not interfere with the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How come I always get yeast infection-like symptoms during my period?

How come I always get yeast infection-like symptoms during my period?

Hormone plays part.: Due to increase level of hormones right before period it changes the ph in the vagina and glucose content of the cell that makes the enviornment more favorable for yeast cells to thrive. So you might be having mild yeast infection cyclically as a possibility. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a yeast infection or am I getting my period?

How to tell: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Leukorrhea which is a normal white vaginal discharge, does not cause pain, itching, burning or redness. ...Read more

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Cause I use yeast infection cream while on my period?

Cause I use yeast infection cream while on my period?

Yes: If you are using intravaginal creams they may wash out more rapidly during your period, but it should not be a problem using them. ...Read more

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The box of my yeast infection cream says that I can use it while I'm on my period, but wouldn't the flow cause the cream to come out?

The box of my yeast infection cream says that I can use it while I'm on my period, but wouldn't the flow cause the cream to come out?

Some of the: Medication may exit the vagina - but some should remain. Tampons are not recommended because removal of the tampon may force medication out of the vagina. ...Read more

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If I have a yeast infection should I still start my period on time? And if I don't start could that mean I am pregnant? Ttc

Yes and yes: A yeast infection should not keep your period from starting on time. And as in any other women who are usually regular a missed. Start date could indicate pregnancy but not all the time. Women can become irregular at any point of their lives. If you've had recent intercourse and you question this, then a home pregnancy test may be very valuable. However always consult with your physician first. ...Read more

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I'm having brown clots passing like you would if you were on your period. I've missed my period. I've taken medication for BV and a yeast infection.?

I'm having brown clots passing like you would if you were on your period. I've missed my period. I've taken medication for BV and a yeast infection.?

Period: This could be the beginning of your period now that the medication has fixed the BV and yeast infection. If it does not turn into a regular period, see your doctor to make sure the infections are gone. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and I just started my period what should I do?

See below: You can use an ober the counter product such as clotrimazle. ...Read more

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Why would I always get a yeast infection one week before my period every month?

Very possible: About 1 in 10 women will experience recurrent vaginal yeast infections. They usually become symptomatic about the same time each cycle. It is very east to treat and suppress that problem but it requires a prescription. See your doctor or sign up for a consult her at HealthTap for treatment options. ...Read more

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Hello! I have my period and a yeast infection. Can I wear a tampon in the morning tomorrow?

Hello! I have my period and a yeast infection. Can I wear a tampon in the morning tomorrow?

Can be uncomfortable: If you are being treated with a vaginal cream, the tampon might absorb some of the cream so treatment isn't as effective. Also your vaginal tissue may be inflamed and wearing a tampon might exacerbate the inflammation. ...Read more

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Yeast infection every time after end of my period! What are the causes and how do I get cured?

Many different cause: Recurrent yeast can be treated. I advise you to discuss with your physician. There are many different treatment plans which can help. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection I believe and I started my period. I need to see if my symptoms match up?

Yeast: You could try an over the counter antiyeast product such as Monistat and see if you get better over a few days. ...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