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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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If I did the last dose of Monistat last night can I use a tampon for my period today?

If I did the last dose of Monistat last night can I use a tampon for my period today?

A "washout": The Monistat is going to be "washed out" by the ensuing period and the last dose is a "wash" and will not be effective, tampon or not. ...Read more

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I started with my period and I have this itch that won't quit so do I get monistat 3 days or wait till my period is over which is tomorrow?

Start monistat: If you are not bleeding heavily you can go ahead and start the monistat. If you are bleeding heavily then wait until your period is over as the heavy bleeding would just wash out the medication. If it does not resolve with the monistat then see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can I use Monistat while on my period?

Can I use Monistat while on my period?

Yes but messy: You can use monistat while you are on your period. However, it will be messy. Typically, symptoms of yeast infection tend to improve with the onset of menstrual period because of changes in ph. ...Read more

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Does Monistat 1 (tioconazole) work when you are on your period?

Does Monistat 1 (tioconazole) work when you are on your period?

Less effective: When you are on your period the monistat has less chance to be absorbed, and will be less effective. An oral prescription for an anti-fungal medication will likely be more effective for vaginal yeast infection in this circumstance. ...Read more

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I took monistat 1 last night at 11:30pm. I have started my period and struggle with using pads. May I use a regular sized tampon?

I took monistat 1 last night at 11:30pm. I have started my period and struggle with using pads. May I use a regular sized tampon?

Yes: It's okay to use a tampon after using Monostat, just know it may not have had time to treat the yeast infection and you may have to retreat after the cycle is over ...Read more

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I have a thick clumpy white no smell dicscharge every month before my period. What is this? I've tried monistat and i don't think it's a yeast infecti

I have a thick clumpy white no smell dicscharge every month before my period. What is this? I've tried monistat and i don't think it's a yeast infecti

Discharge: It likely is a yeast infection but could be a few other things. the pH and bacterial make up change during the cycle and this may be why it is happening. You doctor can do simple test to diagnosis and treat it. ...Read more

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I'm taking the monistat cream treatment and it is for 7 days but I'm getting my period in 5 days can I continue the treatment even while on my period?

I'm taking the monistat cream treatment and it is for 7 days but I'm getting my period in 5 days can I continue the treatment even while on my period?

Yes, no problem: You should finish the full 7 days of treatment. This won't cause any problem. If you use tampons, remove the old tampon, insert the cream, then a fresh tampon. For future yeast infections, consider fluconazole (Diflucan®) instead of Monistat or other creams. It's a single pill by mouth and you're done -- just as effective as 7 days of vaginal cream. ...Read more