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Can My Yeast Infections Harm My Fetus
No: Yeast infections are very common during pregnancy and there is no evidence that shows having a yeast infection during pregnancy will harm a fetus. However, recent research is looking into the possibity of yeast infections being associated with preterm birth. This possible association should be discussed with your obstetrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 and fetus: When you are pregnant - the uterus is a "sealed" container - so the only way a fetus would be affected is by absorbing any medication through the maternal blood stream via the placenta. Topical antifungal creams are generally safe to use in pregnancy since very little adsorption of the medicine occurs. But before using any meds while pregnant check with your doctor. ...Read more
10 weeks pregnant with yeast infection, how do I treat it? Dr does not want to medicate me for it, i want it gone safely, worried for fetus
Can an untreated vaginal yeast infection lead to a systemic yeast infection in the fetus or uterus?
Infection potential: There is a possiblity that the partner could become infected. Wait until your symptoms resolve & you have completed your course of treatment. ...Read more
No harm, but...: Yeast medication won't make other problems worse, but there could be risk of complications if you have something else and treatment is delayed. Most important, at your age (18) an STD is likely if sexually active with vaginal discharge. The main yeast symptom is itching/irritation, with little or no discharge. If this doesn't fit, don't use the yeast treatment and see a doctor or clinic ASAP. ...Read more
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