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Can my yeast infections harm my fetus?

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 more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Are there any effects on fetus if you have had a yeast infection?

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

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If a woman has a yeast infection and has sex, could it harm the partner?

If a woman has a yeast infection and has sex, could it harm the partner?

It may normally no: Men do not get yeast infections normally but rarely it is possible especialy if they have a immunity problem like diabetes an hiv, but men should wash their genitalia with soap and water thoroghly as yeast can stay in the penis for 4to5 days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a woman has a yeast infection and has sex, will it harm the partner?

Can you tell me if a woman has a yeast infection and has sex, will it harm the partner?

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

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Is there any harm in taking yeast infection medicine if you're not sure if you have one?

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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Can a yeast infection harm baby and i'm only 8 weeks can I take diflican or other pills for it?

Yeast: Yeast infection has very low risk for your baby. Often babies are born with yeast in their mouth from exposure during delivery. This is called thrush and is easily treated by your pediatrician. Additionally, it would be safe to take a Diflucan (fluconazole) pill. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more