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Doctor insights on: Can A Yeast Infection Spread To Your Partner

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Can a yeast infection spread throughout your body? If so what are the symptoms?

Yeast: There are some individuals who may get systemic candidiasis, but most commonly they are profoundly immunosuppressed or have been receiving antibiotics for other serious infections, and so on. You do not say why you suspect this, but if you have symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, etc., see a doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection spread outside the vagina to the inner thighs?

Yes: In the groin (more common in males) it is called jock itch. Yeast can become a dermatitis (skin related) and be red with even little red dots outside that are called satellite lesions. It is not that common in females but can happen. If lotrimin, tinactin, (tolnaftate) micatin help then it is definitely yeast. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

YES IT CAN: Yes it is possible as yeast can spread anywhere it is moist and dark including anus, but not that common. ...Read more

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If I have a yeast infection, does my partner need to be treated?

Not really: Get yourself treated asap though and take a short break from sex until it clears up. ...Read more

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Can I spread yeast infection to my child?

Can I spread yeast infection to my child?

Absolutely.: Yeast are biological organisms that can spread fairly easily. A good example is thrush--a yeast infection of the mouth that frequently causes a diaper rash. Depending on where your yeast infection is located, whether you share the same towel or bathe together can all influence this possibility. Also, younger children taking antibiotics--especially cephalosporins--can be predisposed to yeast. ...Read more

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Can I get a yeast infection from my partner?

Can I get a yeast infection from my partner?

Yes, even though: It is not a sexually transmitted disease it can be transmitted via intimate contact. ...Read more

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I I have a yeast infection does my partner have to get treated too?

I I have a yeast infection does my partner have to get treated too?

Not likely: Unless your partner is having symptoms the he doesn't really need to be treated. However, uncircumcised males may have an increased risk of what is called candidal balanitis. That is basically a yeast infection under the foreskin. ...Read more

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I recently got a yeast infection about 2 days ago And my partner thinks I have had other partners because of this but I havent.?

You are "right": There is no correlation between yeast infections and an additional partner since yeast infections can be caused by antibiotics, douches, etc. What is of greater concern is why your partner is so quick to express that concern when you clearly said "it isn't so". This relationship has some "communication issues" that need to be addressed to maintain a level of "intimacy". or not. ...Read more

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How to know if your partner has a yeast infection?

Itching & discharge: Typical symptoms of a yeast infection (assuming you are referring to a vaginal yeast infection) is a thick white vaginal discharge associated with itching and irritation. However, other types of infections can also cause similar symptoms, therefore, it is best to be checked by one's family doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Partner and I were recovering from yeast infections. Thought it was gone but we gave it back to each other. Is it still a yeast infection? Or worse?

See doctor: If you have concern that this is something other than a routine yeast infection, then you should see your doctor. He or she can test to ensure it is not another condition or type of infection. ...Read more

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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!

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

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What does a yeast infection do to the male partner?

What does a yeast infection do to the male partner?

Usually nothing: Men don't tend to have problems with yeast infections unless they are diabetic. ...Read more

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Can a man get a yeast infection and give it to his partner?

Can a man get a yeast infection and give it to his partner?

Definitely: It happens all the time. Couples can "ping-pong" the infection back and forth. Both need to be treated and cured at the same time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your partner to get a yeast infection after sex?

Yeast infection: Yeast infections in females are rarely if ever transmitted to male partners through sexual activity. There are instances of female to female vaginal transmission as well as rarely, from oral sexual encounters in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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If you go a long time without getting treated for a yeast infection does your body get immue to it and spread?

No: Yeast infections don't work that way. There are many over-the-counter options. Delaying treatment not necessary. You could buy medication at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can I get a yeast infection if my partner had sex with someone else and then had sex with me?

Can I get a yeast infection if my partner had sex with someone else and then had sex with me?

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

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Herpes like Symptoms tested nd was negative partner tested negative but had yeast infection (male) what did I have? Can yeast infections show as cuts?

Herpes like Symptoms tested nd was negative partner tested negative but had yeast infection (male) what did I have? Can yeast infections show as cuts?

Yeast: Yeast infections in men can cause redness and irritation similar to herpes rashes, consider a topical antifungal such as nystatin ointment. Also consider retesting a herpes blood test (not a swab test) and make sure to test for both HSV1 and HSV 2 since both can cause genital herpes. ...Read more

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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

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If my partner had a yeast infection, would that cause me to get herpes?

If my partner had a yeast infection, would that cause me to get herpes?

No: Yeast and herpes are different types of infections cause by two different germs.
If you have herpes from your partner, your partner likely has herpes as well. ---> You get herpes from another person with herpes. ...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