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Does using lubricant (durex) into the vaginal opening right before protected sex (with condom) cause vaginal yeast infection?

Does using lubricant (durex) into the vaginal opening right before protected sex (with condom) cause vaginal yeast infection?

No: Unless you are having a reaction to the lubricant which damages tissue leading to secondary infection it will not cause yeast infection. This is very common and predisposed to by antibiotic use, diabetes, immune deficiencies, contamination by a sexual partner, and sometimes just happens. The organism lives in your colon and can get onto the labia and into the vaginal opening. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 too much frequent sex cause yeast infection?

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 sex cause yeast infection or the usage of different soaps?

Can sex cause yeast infection or the usage of different soaps?

Not usually: Yeast infection is caused by Candida Albicans species and usually associated with antibiotic use or contraceptives use. Responds to Fluconazole and intravaginal antifungals. ...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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What are some other causes For a Yeast infection? Instead of sex

What are some other causes For a Yeast infection? Instead of sex

Many: I am presuming you mean vaginal infection. Fungal infections can be of the skin, blood, organs etc. It can happen after antibiotic therapy, patients with Diabetics and in some cases excessive use to personal hygiene cleaners etc. Clothes can increase skin, in a warm humid climate. The list is long, suggest talk to you MD. Best of luck ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection after sex?

What causes a yeast infection after sex?

Yeast infections: Are very common with or without sex. If you get them after sex, make certain that you empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Douching is not recommended. Adding probiotic foods to your diet like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchee or aged cheeses can promote the growth of healthy bacteria. Recurrent yeast infections may occur in people with diabetes, so it's worth having that checked too. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have protected sex while having a yeast infection?

Is it safe to have protected sex while having a yeast infection?

No: I am not exactly sure what you mean by safe, but sex while you have a yeast infection may exacerbate the infection. The spermicide on condoms will not do much about the yeast, but it will kill some of the normal vaginal bacteria so that will make the vagina even more inviting for yeast. ...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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Help plz! Can sex with my husband while he undergoing chemo cause me to get a yeast infection?

Help plz! Can sex with my husband while he undergoing chemo cause me to get a yeast infection?

No: It would be a great time for you to focus on closeness and maintaining your loving relationship. ...Read more

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Help please. Could a yeast infection cause bleeding during sex?

Help please. Could a yeast infection cause bleeding during sex?

Not usually: Yeast infections don't usually cause bleeding. It would be prudent to get this medically evaluated. ...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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I keep getting yeast infection after sex and oral sex what can be the cause if this?

Partner? S: Both of you or more need treatment to clear the yeast-usually candida albicans.
Until clear may just trade back and forth. ...Read more

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Me and my girlfriend had sex with each other for the first time. A day or two later she had gotten a yeast infection. What could've caused this?

Many factors: Yeast infections are very common. The possible irritation or trauma associated with first intercourse may have precipitated this. Easy to treat and not necessarily related to you, but you might want to use an antifungal cream on your penis for several days to minimize risks of giving it back to her. ...Read more

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I am recovering from a yeast infection with ACV, I had sex with my bf of 2yrs today and it felt like I was tearing, wen I look I tore multiply! Cause?

Not sure: Entirely what your question is. But with a yeast infection there can be some inflammation and irritation. Recommend waiting until you completely heal before sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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Can having sex with more then one person causes yeast infection?

Yeast - sex.: Although yeast infections are not considered sexually transmitted diseases, they can infect be spread during sex. If there is repeated friction to the vagina that could also be a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Chafing on balls, could this be a yeast infection? My wife and I had sex while she had a yeast infection without protection.

Chafing on balls, could this be a yeast infection? My wife and I had sex while she had a yeast infection without protection.

Not yeast infection: Genital yeast infections are fairly common in women but rare in men. They do not typically spread from women to men like herpes or other sexually transmitted infections. When men do have yeast infections, it occurs on the penis and is due to poor hygiene. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from oral sex from a male. Also does yeast infections cause it to raw in the vaginal area.?

Can you get a yeast infection from oral sex from a male. Also does yeast infections cause it to raw in the vaginal area.?

Oral sex and Yeast: It would be hard to get a yeast infection from oral sex. But not impossible. It would depend on your current state of health.

If you have oral sex and your vagina was not in contact with the male then it cannot travel to there as well. ...Read more

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Me & gf had sex. She got yeast infection after. She's never had one nor have i.We used protection. Over year for both since last sexual intercourse. Why?

Me & gf had sex. She got yeast infection after. She's never had one nor have i.We used protection. Over year for both since last sexual intercourse. Why?

Irritation: Yeast is a very common organism and exists all around us looking for an opportunity to take advantage. Intercourse, and resultant friction is one such opportunity. Other risk factors, diabetes, obesity, state of hygeine. If intimacy occurs immediately after one or both have worked out in gym clothes, yeast will be present.
So why is a hard question, . ...Read more

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Vaginal opening always itches one day after sex, and goes off after about a week. No yeast infection or BV, what is the cause?

Vaginal opening always itches one day after sex, and goes off after about a week. No yeast infection or BV, what is the cause?

Simple irritation: Irritation from something chemical or physical. If condoms or lubricants are used, it could be an irritant response to that or perhaps if your partner uses fragranced soaps or other products on the genital area that could provoke what you're describing. Simple stretching/trauma from the act of sex could be the cause, but that would tend to improve with repeated encounters so seems less likely. ...Read more

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Will condoms cause yeast infection? Had sex last night woke up with clumpy discharge not much. Not pain down there. What is this be?

Will condoms cause yeast infection? Had sex last night woke up with clumpy discharge not much. Not pain down there. What is this be?

They do not: Condoms do not cause yeast infections. Intercourse can cause discharge because of the vaginal fluids that are released. You could also coincidentally have a yeast infections. There are many over the counter treatments available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and I am on day 4 of using monistat 7. Is it safe to engage in protected and oral sex if I wait to use monistat until after?

I have a yeast infection and I am on day 4 of using monistat 7. Is it safe to engage in protected and oral sex if I wait to use monistat until after?

Probably safe but...: ...still best to continue to avoid vaginal sex until treatment is complete and symptoms are gone. Probably no harm with earlier sex, but physical stimulation might make symptoms worse and make it difficult to know for sure whether the treatment is working. Performing oral sex on your partner is no problem at all, but probably best that you avoid receiving oral as well as vaginal. ...Read more

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If I drink beer and have sex with my girlfriend the next day can that cause her to get a yeast infection?

If I drink beer and have sex with my girlfriend the next day can that cause her to get a yeast infection?

No: Vaginal yeast infections are common and primarily due to the moist environment, hormonal fluxuations, antibiotic therapy (etc.) your beer drinking is not causative. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection. Does it causes lower pelvic pain and pain with sex? Pain In sex for almost a year?

Not yeast: Vulvar yeast infections can cause local pain, i.e. the external genitals, which could be aggravated during sex. Yeast does not cause pelvic pain or internal pain during sex. Keep working with your gynecologist about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 10 days after insertion of implanon am I protected? Also took yeast infection pill prior to unprotected sex any chance of pregnant

Unlikely: Implanon is highly effective within 7 days of insertion. The yeast pill won't change its efficacy. Implanin doesn't protect from stds or hiv, so condoms are still recommended. ...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