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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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Testicle atrophied after infection. Is it possible the leydig cells were unaffected as they can be resistant to chemo so wouldn't that apply here?

Testicle atrophied after infection. Is it possible the leydig cells were unaffected as they can be resistant to chemo so wouldn't that apply here?

Let me reassure you: I think this is the third time I've seen your question. I'm sorry about your testis. Leydig cells are extremely hard to destroy, though the rest of the testicular tissue is fragile. If you're getting erections like usual, and the rest of your body is that of a young man, you need to stop worrying. If not, you need to get with a physician. Especially, you're no less a man for having lost a testis. ...Read more

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Can leydig cells survive infection over other cells in testicle if the testicle atrophies from being treated late? Supposedly they can resist chemo?

Can leydig cells survive infection over other cells in testicle if the testicle atrophies from being treated late? Supposedly they can resist chemo?

More often germ cells: but both cell also possible. Certain infections like mumps will cause testicular atrophy , as the germ cells that produce sperm are more proliferative ( active division ) than Leydig cells . In men with fertility problems due to atopy it is the sperm count that will be low , but testosterone levels could be normal , Leydig cells are spared. Some times may need testicular biopsy . ...Read more

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Can leydig cells survive infection over other cells in testicle if that testicle atrophies from being treated late? Apparently they can resist chemo?

Can leydig cells survive infection over other cells in testicle if that testicle atrophies from being treated late? Apparently they can resist chemo?

Yes: Leydig cells are pretty much indestructable, in contrast to the fragile tubules and germinal epithelium. They usually keep a guy's testosterone levels where Nature intends even if injury or radiation destroys the ability to make sperms. ...Read more

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Are leydig cells more resistant to infection then rest? Had infection testicle atrophied. Read online leydig cell can resist chemo so y not infection

Here are some ...: The answer to this Q has been addressed numerous times. Your recurrently asking the same Q seems suggesting you may lack ability to understand & comprehend or you may have a compulsive, obsessive personality. Either one needs a timely counseling for future effective living. I just tried to help you and society; incessant repetition is a waste of personal and social resource of common humanity ...Read more

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In tumor fever without infection, is it normal to run a low grade fever 24 hours a day? Not on chemo or meds.

In tumor fever without infection, is it normal to run a low grade fever 24 hours a day? Not on chemo or meds.

Possibly: Other causes should be ruled out. Low-grade fever, though not uncommon, should be reported to your care team and can be managed medically. ...Read more

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I had BCG chemo for bladder cancer & developed serious infection requiring hospitalization. What other chemo drug can be used?

I had BCG chemo for bladder cancer & developed serious infection requiring hospitalization. What other chemo drug can be used?

It depends: Bcg sepsis is a known, yet uncommon complication of BCG treatment for bladder cancer. The next option really depends on your specific bladder cancer - your urologist will be bettre ablet o discuss this with you. The next option may be for intravesical mitomycing, intravesical valrubicin, or possibly cystectomy. ...Read more

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Dad had chemo & radiation at his sinus area he was doing ok but now has infection with antibiotics for over 3 weeks now.Wont go away.Its inflamed. ?

Problematic: This is a tough problem. The fact that he has had radiation to the area indicates that he must have had a cancer. Areas treated with radiation will heal slower because of poorer blood supply. He may need xrays to diagnose the extent of the infectiiom, stronger antibiotics, possibly hyperbaric oxygen for better wound healing. He really needs to see his specialist for further recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more