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Doctor insights on: Can Uncircumcised Men Get Yeast Infections

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Dr. James Lin
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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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Do women with uncircumcized partners get more yeast infections?

Do women with uncircumcized partners get more yeast infections?

Yes: Because uncircumcised men have a higher incidence of penile/renital yeast infections than circumcised men. ...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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Is an uncircumcised male more prone to yeast infection?

Is an uncircumcised male more prone to yeast infection?

Yes it is: Hence personal penile hygiene is very important for an uncircumcised penis. Foreskin needs to retracted & all smegma removed on at least a daily basis. ...Read more

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Does having sex with uncircumcised cause yeast infections?

Yeast infections: Could be transmitted through sexual intimacy (although this is not a frequent mode of transmission). This could occur whether or not there was a circumision but the rate of yeast infections is much higher in uncircumsized men. ...Read more

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My boyfriend used Monistat n I used diflucan (fluconazole). He's uncircumcised. Do you know how I contracted another yeast infection?

My boyfriend used Monistat n I used diflucan (fluconazole). He's uncircumcised. Do you know how I contracted another yeast infection?

Recurrent yeast: Vaginal yeasts are rarely acquired from other persons. Yeasts are normal in our intestines and often in the vagina. New yeast symptoms are not from a new infection, but because your own natural yeast has grown to increased numbers and/or the body is having an allergy-like reaction to it. If symptoms recur frequently, talk with your doc about preventing them with a diflucan (fluconazole) dose once a week. ...Read more

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Do men get yeast infections like women do?

Yes: Yeast infections are fungal infections of the skin or mucous membranes. Yeast normally likes to grow in dark, warm, damp enviroments. Usually in men, the yeast will grow externally and is known as jock itch. Any patches of redness that itches on the skin, I would have a clinician check out. ...Read more

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Could men get yeast infections and how does he get rid of it?

Could men get yeast infections and how does he get rid of it?

Yes: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Men ; Yeast: Yes, men can get yeast infections. Your doc can help w/antibiotics. There are natural supplements such as olive leaf extract that can also be used. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can men get yeast infection?

Can men get yeast infection?

Yes: This is more likely in men who are not circumcised. ...Read more

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How typical is it for men to get yeast infections?

Less common.: I don't have a statistic for you. But it is much less common in men then in women. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which men get a yeast infection?

What is the mechanism by which men get a yeast infection?

Partner: One way is through sexual contact with their partner. It is not considered a sexually transmitted disease but can be spread back & forth. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of men's yeast infection?

How do you get rid of men's yeast infection?

Male Yeast Infection: Most male yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal treatments, such as Monistat (yes, men can use it too). Apply the medication directly to the affected skin twice daily for a week. If the rash doesn't go away, or if it recurs frequently, consult your doctor.
If you and your partner both have symptoms of genital yeast infection, it's important that you both be treated. ...Read more

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How do men get treated for yeast infections?

Tx: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible for men get an oral yeast infection?

Any reason: Yes. Things that may encourage an excess growth of yeast include using antibiotics, having diabetes, having an impaired immune system, using corticosteroids, such as prednisone, & being overweight. ...Read more

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I know men don't get yeast infections very often but when they do how is it treated?

Tx: Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...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