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A vicious cycle: clean vagina, sex, infection, antibiotics, monistat, douche, clean vagina, etc?

A vicious cycle: clean vagina, sex, infection, antibiotics, monistat, douche, clean vagina, etc?

Be seen: It sounds like you have a resistant infection, or something else, going on. Though i would be cautious about douching, as it has a tendency to upset the balance of the ph of your vagina, and can be contributing to this situation. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can soap give females vaginal yeast infections?

Can soap give females vaginal yeast infections?

Not usual: Soaps should not give a person a yeast infection. Diabetes or essentially a sugary environment (such as that seen with Diabetes and sugar in the urine) as well as antibiotics (which kill bacteria and can make the yeast thrive) are risk factors for yeast infections. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does vagina or penis infections increase the chances of not conceiving? Thanks. TTC freq. BV, yeast, UTI. Miscarried 1-21-14

Does vagina or penis infections increase the chances of not conceiving? Thanks. TTC freq. BV, yeast, UTI. Miscarried 1-21-14

Some do some don't: Gonorrhea and Chlamydia can injure the sensitive tissues of the Fallopian tubes.This can increase risk of life threatening ectopic pregnancy or infertility.Most of the other STD's have other negatives but don't have direct effect on fertility.BV is a nuisance but does not directly effect the reproductive organs. ...Read more

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Is frequent vaginal itching a sign of vulvar cancer?

Is frequent vaginal itching a sign of vulvar cancer?

Not likely: It is more likely due to yeast infection of bacterial vaginosis. Skin disorders that affect rest of the body can also affect the vulva and may cause itching, including allergy to materials in your clothing, e.g., detergents. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection develop into vulvar cancer?

Can a yeast infection develop into vulvar cancer?

No: To date, human papilloma virus (hpv) infection, transmitted via sexual contact, has the most solid association with vulvar/vaginal/anal/cervical cancer of any infectious agent. There is no known link between candida vulvovaginitis ("yeast infection") and lower gynecologic malignancy. ...Read more

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26 yearold female, found 2have vaginal yeast infection.Is intense cleaning of the genital area(no douching)worsen the condition? Ideal cleaning method?

26 yearold female, found 2have vaginal yeast infection.Is intense cleaning of the genital area(no douching)worsen the condition? Ideal cleaning method?

Intense cleaning?: Intense cleaning of a woman's genital area is not a good idea! a gentle, normal amount of daily cleaning is fine. Intense cleaning can make things worse by roughing up all the surfaces, not to mention making a person very unhappy. ...Read more

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What germs are found in the rectum?If anal sex happened then vaginal without condom, risk of bv/yeast

What germs are found in the rectum?If anal sex happened then vaginal without condom, risk of bv/yeast

Lots of germs: E.Coli, streptococci among others. The risk of more severe infection than yeast or BV is there, to the extent of the infection involving the uterus tubes and ovaries(pid). ...Read more

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Does using lubricant (durex) into the vaginal opening right before protected sex(with condom) cause vaginal yeast infection ?

Does using lubricant (durex) into the vaginal opening right before protected sex(with condom) cause vaginal yeast infection ?

No: Unless you are having a reaction to the lubricant which damages tissue leading to secondary infection it will not cause yeast infection. This is very common and predisposed to by antibiotic use, diabetes, immune deficiencies, contamination by a sexual partner, and sometimes just happens. The organism lives in your colon and can get onto the labia and into the vaginal opening. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infection lead to cancer?

Can vaginal yeast infection lead to cancer?

Vaginal yeast and CA: A yeast infection is really very common. When you kill off your normal bacteria your normal yeast just have more room. Some of us are just more prone to develop yeast infections. Helping to take a medicine that will decrease the number of yeast while you increase your bacteria (acidophilus) will help. It has not been linked to cancer.Ps oral sex increases the yeast load. ...Read more

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Is vaginal itching a sign of vaginal cancer?

Is vaginal itching a sign of vaginal cancer?

No, not necessarily: But look out for any growth or thickening of the skin or muscosa. That can be a sign of cancer and itching can be a symptoms in some cases. ...Read more

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I'm in surgical menopause and hysterectomized, not sexually active since 2008. Today red vaginal discharge. Why? Diabetes? Bacterials? Polyps? Thanks

I'm in surgical menopause and hysterectomized, not sexually active since 2008. Today red vaginal discharge. Why? Diabetes? Bacterials? Polyps? Thanks

See a doctor.: Vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy is of concern especially if you are sexually inactive, lt needs to be checked out for proper diagnosis and treatment. Please go see your family doctor or an Ob / Gyn. ...Read more

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Does vaginal douching or washing with water after intercourse will increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?

Does vaginal douching or washing with water after intercourse will increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?

No, but: This activity will not increase the risk of ectopic, but it will increase the risk of recurrent, bothersome vaginal infections such as yeast infections. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching, dryness, thick mucus discharge, pain during sex, vaginal odor & burning. Not an STD, yeast inf, or BV. Have gotten medicine for all. ?

Vaginal itching, dryness, thick mucus discharge, pain during sex, vaginal odor & burning. Not an STD, yeast inf, or BV. Have gotten medicine for all. ?

No, but...: No one drug for all around. To decide what may fit your need, one has to analyze your detailed history of all related symptoms + findings of physical exam + proper testing as needed. How to put all related things together correctly? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Thereby you can work better with your doc. ...Read more

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Is vulval cancer different from vaginal cancer?

Is vulval cancer different from vaginal cancer?

Yes: The vulva are the external lips at the opening of the vagina. Vaginal cancer would originate inside the vagina from the vaginal mucosal lining, whereas vulvar cancer would start outside of the vagina. Vulvar cancer could spread to the vagina, just as a vaginal cancer could spread outward to the vulva. With either, early detection and treatment gives the best outcome. ...Read more

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Can douching help vaginal prolapse?

No: No it cannot help vaginal prolapse. In addition, douching is generally not recommended for any reason, as it can alter the normal ph and bacteria in the vagina. ...Read more

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Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more