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Can chronic yeast infections before period cause infertility?

Can chronic yeast infections before period cause infertility?

No: But yeast infections are preventable and treatable. Your partner also needs to be treated concurrently. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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 untreated yeast infections cause infertility or other serious health conditions?

No: An untreated vaginal yeast infection will not cause infertility but why not just get it treated? Yeast creams are available over the counter at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Untreated candidisis or yeast infection can cause infertility?

Untreated candidisis or yeast infection can cause infertility?

No: This is not related to fertility. You could just go get treated. Yeast medication is available at any pharmacy without a prescription ...Read more

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Is it safe to try and get pregnant with recurring yeast infection. Can yeast infection cause infertility. Can any treatment cause infertility.?

Ok but....: Yeast cannot cause infertility, but the medicine may not be sperm friendly. The good news is that vaginal yeast infections are easily treated. If you get them often please see your doctor. Frequent yeast infections can sometimes be a sign of other health issues such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Can male yeast infection affects male infertility?

Can male yeast infection affects male infertility?

Some can: Some can cause infertility but it is typically short term since it typically goes away after it is treated. ...Read more

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Can multiple abortions result in infertility? Can yeast infections result in infertility?

Can multiple abortions result in infertility? Can yeast infections result in infertility?

Usually not/no: Multiple abortions usually will not result in infertility. If you get a pelvic infection due to an abortion, that could cause scarring and infertility. Also, if you have many abortions, the cervix may become looser and you may be more apt to have a pregnancy loss, but that's different from infertility. Yeast infections don't cause infertility. ...Read more

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Does having a yeast infection every month right before my period can make me infertile?

No, but: Yeast infections (vaginal candidiasis) do not affect your fertility, but if you get them every month you should see a doctor for help. ...Read more

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Causes of chronic UTIs and yeast infections?

Bacteria: Cause uti's. In women much more common. Drink plenty if water. And don't hold your urine. Unfortunately treatment is antibiotics. Which in turn can cause yeast infections. So tough cycle. I would see your doctor if having recurrent problems. May be some other issue. Also can be put on certain agents to help prevent ...Read more

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Can a chronic yeast infection be caused by an uncircumcised sex partner?

Possibly: Yeast likes to live in a warm moist environment like the conditions under the foreskin. It is possible your partner is reinfecting you. ...Read more

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What usually causes chronic/ recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Multiple: Chronic, recurrent vaginal yeast infections may indicate overuse of antibiotics, perhaps an immune deficiency or can be seen in persons with an HIV infection; may indicate a pre-diabetic or presence of active diabetes, can occur in dark, moist areas or can indicate inadequate treatment of a previous/current infection. ...Read more

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Could a hyper active thyroid cause a chronic yeast infection?

Not as a rule: No, not as a rule. There is a very rare syndrome called polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type 1, which has autoimmune endocrine disease with chronic yeast infections, but it's very rare. If not that, then I'd say there's no known relationship. ...Read more

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Chronic yeast infections? What can be the causes? Not sure if I should go to the hospital and get tested, I get them almost every month please help

Common: Many women have this problem. Common causes could include diabetes, never fully getting rid of the original infection, reexposure (from partner or sex toy), or allergy to a chemical in the tampons (common with odor control pads or tampons). Oral sex is also a common way to reinfect someone with yeast, ...Read more

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After 4 years of dating, my girlfriend has been battling chronic yeast infections. Gyno says its d/t sperm but why my sperm. Are there other causes?

Yeast: It actually seems quite unlikely to me as a urologist that your sperm (or anyone else's for that matter) could cause your partners recurring vaginal candidiasis. It is possible, especially if you're uncircumcised, that you harbor yeast under your foreskin. In that case you may be passing the organism back and forth so to speak. Get checked out by a urologist. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to prevent chronic yeast infections caused by birth control pills?

Can there be any way to prevent chronic yeast infections caused by birth control pills?

Discuss BC with Dr.: Talk with your physician about a change to your birth control pills. In the meantime you can take other preventive measures. 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying >>. ...Read more

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Chronic yeast infection for 3 months. No std/diabetes. Are there other causes? Multiple rounds of diflucan. Seen OBGYN 3 times. Frustrated

Chronic yeast infection for 3 months. No std/diabetes. Are there other causes? Multiple rounds of diflucan. Seen OBGYN 3 times. Frustrated

Yeast infection?: There are many kinds of yeast, and not all are sensitive to diflucan. There are also bacterial and other infections which can cause similar symptoms. If your symptoms are still present, ask your healthcare provider to get cultures to see if other pathogens are present. ...Read more

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Can a gut yeast infection cause bubbling abdomen, chronic sinusitis, gas and fatigue?

Can a gut yeast infection cause bubbling abdomen, chronic sinusitis, gas and fatigue?

Yeast infection: Yes, a yeast infection in your intestinal tract can cause all of those symptoms. Yeast loves sugars and carbs and produce gas when they consume them. Any chronic sinus infection is suspect for having yeast or a fungus as a component. See a doctor if you want an evaluation and treatment. In the meantime, cut your carbs drastically to stop feeding the yeast. ...Read more

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Does TB neck cervical lymphadenitis affect fertility? Also yeast infection present simultaneously. Does this cause infertility? Pls help

Does TB neck cervical lymphadenitis affect fertility? Also yeast infection present simultaneously. Does this cause infertility? Pls help

Yes: Any inflammatory process can affect fertility. See your Provider and make sure what you have, that is causing the inflammation and if the inflammatory process is affecting your reproductive organs. ...Read more

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Could sex cause frequent yeast infection?

Could sex cause frequent yeast infection?

It can contribute: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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Will a yeast infection cause pain down there?

It can: 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. ...Read more

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Please tell me how is a yeast infection caused?

Bacterial imbalance: Most yeast infections are caused by a fungus candia albicans which is normally present in small amount in vagina and is kept under control by haelthy bacteria called hemophulus, when that balance is compromised by antibiotics, hormone replacement, pregnancy, or there is immune problems due to diabetes or HIV than there is overgrowth of the fungus and that causes yeast or candia infection with discharg. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a yeast infection is caused?

Can you tell me how a yeast infection is caused?

Change in bact flora: Most of the yeast infections are caused by a fungus candida albicans. There are bacteria normally present in healthy vagina with few yeast cells. The normal bacteria is lactobacillus which keeps yeast or candida under control.
When this balance is changed, by antibiotics, estrogen level, pregnancy and hormone replacement therapy and conditions like diabetes or hiv, than there is overgrowth of yeast. ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection cause more complications?

Unlikely: When you say yeast infection are you referring to vaginitis? If so, it is very unlikely indeed that it will spread or involve other parts of the body.
Antibiotics, Steroids, Diabetes, these are risk factors. Even severe cases are usually cured by treatment with fluconazole tablets up to two weeks in the most severe cases. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a chronic yeast infection?

Chronic yeast: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms and causes of yeast infection?

Red Rash: Yeast typically present in warm, moist areas of body especially in areas of skin irritation or breakdown. Bright red rash with surrounding more isolated "satellite" lesions. Red rash usually confluent down in to the creases of the skin. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a yeast infection cause me to swell?

Please tell me, could a yeast infection cause me to swell?

Sometimes: A vaginal yeast infection can cause redness with swelling. ...Read more

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I am worried about causes and symptoms of yeast infection?

Discuss with doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...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