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Can vaginal yeast infections be transmitted through oral sex?

Can vaginal yeast infections be transmitted through oral sex?

Not likely.: That would assume your partner had oral candida. This would be rare. Some women simply have more problems with vaginal yeast infection, probably because of their own immune response to fungi. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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 yeast infections be transferred through oral sex?

Can yeast infections be transferred through oral sex?

Yes: Yeast is a fungus that likes to live in dark, moist, enviroments. Therefore yeast can live in the mouth and can be transmitted. As with any infections, there has to be the right circumstances to create an infection such as the infectious agent needs to be present ( yeast, bacteria, virus), the enviroment must be right, and the persons immunity must be lacking. ...Read more

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Can roundworm be transmitted through oral or vaginal sex?

Can roundworm be transmitted through oral or vaginal sex?

Yes: Roundworm eggs can be transmitted like many parasites through "fecal oral" route. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. The fecal oral transmission could be accomplished by sexual contact. Washing hands after going to the bathroom is emphasized to prevent this type of fecal oral transmission. "typhoid mary" is the famous cook who spread thyroid fever which is also transmitted. ...Read more

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Can strep throat infection be transmitted via oral sex or vaginal intercourse?

Can strep throat infection be transmitted via oral sex or vaginal intercourse?

Yes: Since the strep bacteria infect mucosal tissues, you certainly can spread it via oral contact if someone has an untreated infection. Get yourselves better and then enjoy! ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis be transferred through sexual intercourse?

Can bacterial vaginosis be transferred through sexual intercourse?

Most likely: The ethiology of bacterial vaginosis is not fully understood. It is an imbalace between normal vaginal bacteria and harmful bacteria. Any woman can get bv. It is not clear what sexual activity does in the development of bv. Woman who never been sexually active can get bv. Activities which upset the balance of the vag.Bact. Increase the risk, such as new sex parthner, mult. Partners, douching. ...Read more

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How are yeast infections spread through oral sex?

How are yeast infections spread through oral sex?

yeasts: I don't think that yeast infections are spread by oral sex. Yeasts are everywhere in the environment around us. A yeast infection of the female reproductive tract normally occurs when the normal flora balance is disturbed, usually after a round of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection due to diabetes be transmitted sexually?

Can a vaginal yeast infection due to diabetes be transmitted sexually?

Yes, but...: Atlhough it is not a "sexually transmitted disease", yeast can be transmitted from one person to another during sexual activities. ...Read more

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Can vaginal secretions contain hiv? And can it be transferred through oral sex?

Can vaginal secretions contain hiv? And can it be transferred through oral sex?

Yes: Vaginal secretions can contain hiv. Hiv can be tranferred by oral sex, though less likely, more likely to happen if the oral mucosa has bleeding, but this can be caused by things as simple as brushing the teeth too aggressively or having severe gingivitis. ...Read more

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Can vaginal tuberculosis be transmitted by sexual contact?

Can vaginal tuberculosis be transmitted by sexual contact?

Droplet spread: Usuaully bacteria is spread by droplets in the air. Coughing sneezing etc can make it spread and usually it happens in crowded places or being in contact with a known person who has it. It usually enters the body through the lungs and from there can go to any organ including the vagina. ...Read more

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Can a respiratory infection be contracted through oral sex?

Can a respiratory infection be contracted through oral sex?

Oral sex to blame?: I would doubt it. That is the simple answer, but i suspect there is more to this question. Was kissing involved? Was there any trauma to your airway or theirs? Were either of you sick prior to the sexual encounter? Was there an exchange of body fluids? Now, a throat infection or an oral infection from gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, or syphilis is known to occur during sexual activity. ...Read more

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Could gardnerrella vaginallis be transmitted through anal intercourse?

Could gardnerrella vaginallis be transmitted through anal intercourse?

Gardenella: this is not considered a pathogen when introduced into the anus. So not considered to be a probelm. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection from diabetes be transmitted through sexual activity?

Only if "dining out": Vaginal yeast infections rarely infect male partners through intercourse, however, "dining out"(oral sex) can produce thrush, an oral yeast infection in susceptible partners. ...Read more

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Can hpv be spread through oral sex?

Can hpv be spread through oral sex?

Yes, but...: Nobody knows the degree of risk because there are too many unknowns, such as: does the other person have the virus, how much virus does she have, what exactly is oral sex for that couple, how many total minutes of exposure per episode, how many episodes, how much total virus gets into the guy's mouth, etc., etc... So, in life, if a person is a "worrier", he has to play it safe and not do stuff. ...Read more

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Can you get yeast infection/ thrush from friction during sex?

Can you get yeast infection/ thrush from friction during sex?

Yes: If one of the partners has this infection, it can be transfered during sex, usually from microscopic breaks in the lining of the vagina or the penis during the activity. Best to use a condom if the infection is active and see a urologist or gynecologist to treat the condition so this is not an issue. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infections spread to the anus easily?

Can vaginal yeast infections spread to the anus easily?

Yes,if conditions rt: The yeast that causes the vaginal yeast infection is also normally in the stool. The close proximity of the areas allows cross contamination of the site & a possibility of a diaper rash like change around the anus. This is not likely to occur if the skin of the anus is healthy & dry but increases if raw & wet.Inflammation from scratching or bacterial infections can also lead to yeast overgrowth. ...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