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What can happen if you have a yeast infection for years? can it enter the colon? also what can a bubbling feeling in the colon, groin & vagina mean?

What can happen if you have a yeast infection for years? can it enter the colon? also what can a bubbling feeling in the colon, groin & vagina mean?

Not really: You have yeast in your body, including the colon, but your body keeps it in control. You are taking probiotics, and that's key to helping your body. The bubbly feeling does not sound like yeast. You should probably be evaluated to make sure something else isn't going on. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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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I've had a recurring yeast infection for years. How can I prevent them from coming back?

Very hard: Sometimes use of a "probiotic" agent can help. Acidophilus tablets help some women; sometimes a product called "flora=q" can balance the vaginal ph to prevent yeast infections. Some women use garlic supplements to help. Sometimes, for women wtih confirmed frequent/recurrent yeast infections, Diflucan (fluconazole) pills (100mg, once per week for up to 12 weeks can prevent recurrrences. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old young man and i think I have a yeast infection. Is there any remedy for this?

Anti-fungal: You don't say where the yeast infection is. Infections on the skin response well to over the counter anti-fungal creams. Oral yeast does best with prescription anti-fungal medication. ...Read more

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Can a male have penile yeast infection for years?

Can a male have penile yeast infection for years?

Yeast and Men: Not likely. But, the most common long term skin problem for men is psoriasis or eczema. Have you shown your problem to a physician? ...Read more

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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

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How can I fix a major pH imbalance i've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, i either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d

How can I fix a major pH imbalance i've been struggling with for years in my vaginal area? I have been struggling with a major pH imbalance for years in my vaginal area, i either have a yeast infection or a massive bacterial infection, depending on what d

Taking : Taking pro-biotic supplements can help and eating a lot of yogurt helps. Sometimes women with persistent vaginal infections are treated with boric acid periodically but this a treatment that needs to be managed carefully by a physician. Our office has natural supplements containing pro-biotics that help a lot for some women. ...Read more

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I've had a yeast infection for 4-5 years, will it ever go away?

Several things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have had pain for several years after a yeast infection. What can I do.?

Get checked: A yeast infection does not cause years of pain - you need to get checked by your obgyn to find out what is going on. Good luck! ...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