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Can A Yeast Infection Cause Penile Cancer
No, not related: Penile cancer is not very common, but a bad thing to have because the treatment might include cutting off part of the penis. A person should see a doctor whenever there is any unusual change on his penis. Yeast infections on either the penis or in a vagina are mild problems that are treated with anti-fungals. A yeast infection does not cause penile cancer. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Not really: A fungal (yeast) infection of the vagina if left alone for a long period (years), may be associated with hyperplasia, which along with additional factors, may ultimately lead to dysplasia and then cancer. Hpv is a much more closely associated risk factor for the development of dysplasia and then cancer than yeast infections. ...Read more
Staph: No. But it promotes staph infections since most staph now are resistant to neosporin and this product should be thrown away and never used again. ...Read more
Can a male yeast infection cause thick gelatinous semen and very easily irritated redness under tip of penis?
Clear watery bumps on penis after inter course with yeast infected person could the yeast infection cause this?
If a girl has unprotected sex with boyfriend while she has a yeast infection can that cause the boyfriends penis to become red a nothing
No: To date, human papilloma virus (hpv) infection, transmitted via sexual contact, has the most solid association with vulvar/vaginal/anal/cervical cancer of any infectious agent. There is no known link between candida vulvovaginitis ("yeast infection") and lower gynecologic malignancy. ...Read more
Vaginal yeast and CA: A yeast infection is really very common. When you kill off your normal bacteria your normal yeast just have more room. Some of us are just more prone to develop yeast infections. Helping to take a medicine that will decrease the number of yeast while you increase your bacteria (acidophilus) will help. It has not been linked to cancer.Ps oral sex increases the yeast load. ...Read more
No such thing: I've been a doctor for 30 years. I've seen many cases of laryngeal cancer but none of yeast infection of vocal cords. I don't think there is such a thing. If you have persistent hoarseness see ENT specialist ASAP. Risk factors for head and neck cancer are smoking, and drinking alcohol. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer? Is recurrent vaginal yeast infection one of the symptoms?
Cervical CA: Cervical cancer can be silent for a long time, or it can present with spotting or bleeding, pelvic pain, or a small mass that can be seen by the gynecologist with an instrument. Yeast infections are not typically associated with cervical neoplasia. It would be best to have a complete examination by your gynecologist if you are concerned. ...Read more
Caught a yeast infection after having sex does this mean I have a weak immune system worried I have underlying cancer or something horrible help!
Educate yourself: Any guy can catch a yeast infection down there from a girl or just being himself. It's got nothing to do with your immune system. It's common. You're almost a grown man. One of the finest gifts you can give yourself and the women in your life is to be a responsible, educated lover. Start using condoms and read a couple of good books. And welcome to the new joys and responsibilities of being a man. ...Read more
Terrified I have lymphoma or cancer! I have a small h long thin lump in groin decreased in size slightly no other symptoms apart from yeast infection?
Unlikely: This may be related to your infection. Generally, signs and symptoms that may be associated with lymphoma include unexplained weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, loss of appetite, progressively growing lymph nodes. Consulting your doctor is recommended. Possibly a lymph node biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection and my boyfriend and I have been performing oral sex on each for a while now. Would that give us throat cancer or harm us?
Very watery discharge at times during month, feels like period. Not having sex. 30+. Dr said could be a yeast infection to ovarian cancer. Norm period?
Can be normal: Clear vaginal discharge can be a normal phenomenon. Ovarian cancer is a diagnosis which would require a complete pelvoc exam and may involve blood work and imaging. generally at your age u would have to have a strong family history and other signs which may including generalized abdomninal discomfort with change in diet and appetite. having said that if u are at all concerned u need to be seen. ...Read more
My dad as advanced liver cirrhosis and just bin told he as liver cancer Also as a bone infection in is chest a yeast infection is there any hope?
I am so sorry to hear that
incredibly grave illness
But yes there is always hope ...Read more
I am believed to havea penile yeast infection. I've treated with Fluconazole and monstat 7. How long should it last? I've treated it with medication for 3 days and creme for 6 days.
Maybe not yeast: Persistence after these treatments suggests the problem may not be yeast; or a yeast infection resistant to the "azole" drugs. Often the diagnosis of a genital yeast or fungal infection is an educated guess by the doctor. Best to contact the doctor's office for advice about next steps -- which might include referral to a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more
When using canesten cream to treat my penile yeast infection should I apply it and roll foreskin back? Or let it dry first?
No need to dry it: The cream will stick around, so you do not need to wait to roll it back ...Read more
I was treated for penile yeast infection, I was given steroid creams to treat it and have thinned skin and discoloration. How do I heal the skin?
My penile head is dry and looks like old skin. Why and what can I do. Plus just finished on having a yeast infection. Doc told me today all is good?
Please see: Please see a dermatologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more
Not likely: It can occur if there is abrasion to the skin of the penis, but more commonly, men have the skin colonized without symptoms, and then are capable of reinfecting their sexual partners. ...Read more
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