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Are yeast infections common during pregnacy?

Are yeast infections common during pregnacy?

Yes: Pregnancy actually increases a woman's risk for yeast infections. This is thought to be due to increased levels of the hormone estrogen. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can chronic yeast infections before period cause infertility?

No: But yeast infections are preventable and treatable. Your partner also needs to be treated concurrently. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause pregnancy complications?

Rarely: There have been reports of candida fungal (yeast) infections of the amniotic fluid which surrounds the fetus. ...Read more

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Are yeast and bacterial vaginosis common during pregnancy?

Are yeast and bacterial vaginosis common during pregnancy?

Yes!: The hormone and weight changes of pregnancy make this a very common opportunity for changes in the bacterial flora of the vagina. This leads to the two most common infections of bacterial change, BV and yeast infections. Luckily both are easily treated by your doctor, np or midwife. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching/dryness during pregnancy...Treated twice for yeast infection?

Vaginal itching/dryness during pregnancy...Treated twice for yeast infection?

Vaginitis : This could also be due to a bacterial vaginosis infection or trichomonas. You need to be examined and evaluated by a physician whom can perform a wet mount and make further assessment of the cause of your itching or discharge. ...Read more

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Will my yeast infections cause complications during labor?

Would get rid of it: I recommend getting rid of the yeast infection before.Generally, vaginal infections don't cause serious complications.In pregnant women, however, both bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis have been associated with premature deliveries and low birth weight babies. Women with trichomoniasis or bacterial vaginosis are also at a greater risk of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. ...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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Are yeast infections common in early pregnancies?

Yeast infections: Cabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant diagnosed with yeast infection.Can yeast infection cause quick sharp vaginal pains?

Not usually...: A yeast infection doesn't usually cause sharp vaginal pains. It more frequently causes itching and a discharge. Sharp vaginal pain is more likely to come from the bladder, cervix or uterus. It can also happen when you have a contraction. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can the hymen break due to recurrent yeast infections? Yeast infections affect hymen?

Can the hymen break due to recurrent yeast infections? Yeast infections affect hymen?

No, but...: No, but it doesn't matter. Treat the yeast. Don't worry about the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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Can intercourse cause a yeast infection?

Yes: A vaginal yeast infection is caused by the fungus candida.Your vagina naturally contains a balanced mix of yeast and bacteria.But disruption of the healthy balance can result in an overgrowth of yeast.A yeast infection can be sexually transmitted, especially through oral-genital sexual contact. However, yeast infection isn't considered a sexually transmitted infection. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection cause pain during intercourse?

It could cause: Vaginal and vulvar irritation and burning but not pain inside the pelvis, if the pain is inside teh eplvis could be due to many different etiologies so see your gyn for a workup. ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection affect pregnancy ?

Can a bacterial infection affect pregnancy ?

Absolutely: Some bacterial infections can affect the developing child directly, by spreading to the womb. More commonly, though, bacterial infections can have an effect indirectly, by making you weak, more anemic, dehydrated, feverish, or doing any of a number of things that will make you ill & less fit. If you suspect that you have an infection, you should inform your obstetrician straight away. ...Read more

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Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Mastitis?: Yes, infections can happen in nipples; this is called mastitis, and can be either bacterial or yeast in origin. I am unsure what the core of your question is, however. ...Read more

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Bladder infection during pregnancy ?

Bladder infection during pregnancy ?

Yes--: It is rather more common to have bladder infections during pregnancy---and it is important that you seek treatment asap because bladder infections/vaginal infections are known to cause increased risks of premature labor... ...Read more

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When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

When on antibiotics for a UTI during pregnancy does that cause yeast infections?

Any time: Since a broad-spectrum antibiotic kills both disease-causing and innocuous bacteria, this allows the yeast to proliferate. However whether one ends up with an yeast infection would depend on the individual , the duration , ; the type of antibiotic. I often prescribe an anti-fungal drug along with the antibiotic for some. However during pregnancy a safer choice may be probiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more