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Doctor insights on: Can Prenatal Vitamins Cause Yeast Infections

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I started taking Vitafusion prenatal vitamins gummies 2 weeks ago & now have a yeast infection. I haven't had one in 10 years. Is this the cause?

I started taking Vitafusion prenatal vitamins gummies 2 weeks ago & now have a yeast infection. I haven't had one in 10 years. Is this the cause?

Coincidence likely: Taking vitamins should not cause you to get a yeast infection. It is probably a timing coincidence. Unless those vitamins have something in them besides vitamins, always check the ingredients! If you're pregnant, yeast infections are common in pregnant women since they become more susceptible to them. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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What is a vitamin I can take to ward off female yeast infections?

What is a vitamin I can take to ward off female yeast infections?

Probiotics: Probiotics found in supplement pills or yogurt can provide healthy bacteria to the anogenital area and reduce the incidence of yeast overgrowth and subsequent yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is niacinamide (vitamin b3) good for treating yeast infections?

No: The only supplement that might help with yeast infections is the use of probiotics ...Read more

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I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a UTI but think I am getting symptoms of a yeast infection. What are some vitamins or supplements that I can take?

I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a UTI but think I am getting symptoms of a yeast infection. What are some vitamins or supplements that I can take?

Probiotics: Probiotics are a good, natural supplement to aid your body's immune system during this time. Other "supplements" that have beneficial properties to help avoid yeast infections include yogurt and buttermilk, both of which help to restore healthy bacteria into the body to replace the natural flora killed by cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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Can a slight yeast infection cause problems?

Unlikely serious: Yeast associated problems in otherwise healthy individuals are usually just unpleasant like itching & soreness. Can be transmitted sexually which can cause relationship problems. More commonly problem in diabetics. Serious medical problems can occur in immunocompromised subjects, but not in healthy individuals.. ...Read more

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Can too much frequent sex cause yeast infection?

Intercourse is a: Contributor to yeast infection, but frequency is a personal preference. One person's often is another's rare. ...Read more

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Can eating a lot of foods which are made of yeast cause you to get a yeast infection?

Can eating a lot of foods which are made of yeast cause you to get a yeast infection?

Yeast infections: Eating foods with yeast doesn't give you a yeast infection. However, most foods that contain yeast are carbohydrates, breads, cakes, etc. For people who are predisposed to diabetes or have diabetes, eating a lot of those foods can keep their blood sugar levels elevated. That makes the yeast grow faster. In areas where yeast is already present, like under breasts, groin, vagina, it will overgrow. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause anal itch?

Yes: The skin and soft tissues react to the yeast by producing rash and sometimes discharge. They can be very itchy. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause foul yeast infection?

No: They are 2 different things. Each is treatable but different. STOP TAKING FOLIC ACID UNTIL YOU GET A BLOOD TEST FOR B12. Why take such a huge dose, anyway? ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause you to get bumps?

Can a yeast infection cause you to get bumps?

Yeast doesn't: Usually present with bumps. 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. Please have vaginal lesions checked medically. ...Read more

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What could cause a yeast infection with radiating pain?

What could cause a yeast infection with radiating pain?

Not related.: Yeast infections are very common. They may present with thick white/yellow discharge with or without vaginal itching/burning. Some infections are actually without symptoms. However, yeast infections are never the cause of radiating pain. There might be a secondary process involved. ...Read more

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Can taking the pill cause me to have a yeast infection?

Yes: Oral contraceptives can increase the chance of getting a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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Why do women in general get yeast infections and what causes it?

See below: Candida vaginitis can be caused by overgrowth during or after antibiotic treatment. Growth of vaginal yeasts is favored by high estrogen levels as in users of oral bcp's. It is also higher in those who use the contraceptive sponge and iud's. It is associated with high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Tight insulating clothes also predisposes. ...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

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Can yeast infection cause chylmadia. What can cause chylmadia other than sex?

Can yeast infection cause chylmadia. What can cause chylmadia other than sex?

Yeast and chlamydia: They are two different types of infection. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted organism and yeast is a fungal infection that can occur with or without sexual transmission, . ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause painful sex?

It can: If your vaginal tissues are raw, the friction from penile penetration may cause discomfort or pain. ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause the urethra to swell?

Yes, it could: A yeast infection could do this. But so can other things, like herpes or other STDs. If yeast has been professionally diagnosed, discuss it with the doctor or clinic treating you. If not, see a doctor ASAP. Don't treat yourself with an over-the-counter yeast medicine unless the diagnosis is certain. ...Read more

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Please tell me can Flagyl cause a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Yes, it's possible. Antibiotics are used to treat infection - they kill the infection causing bacteria. However, they also kill off the normal bacteria that inhabit the body, and this can then allow for overgrowth of yeast. It's not uncommon for women, particularly, to develop yeast infections during/after a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can tampons cause yeast infection if worn too long?

Would be more: Concerned about bacterial infection from this. Tampons should not be used if they aren't going to be regularly changed. ...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