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How can I address the symptoms of recurrent vaginal infections?

How can I address the symptoms of recurrent vaginal infections?

Medication: A multi-factorial approach is the best. Lifestyle changes (e.g. Limiting practices like recent initiation of douching, moisture prevention, etc...) should also be considered. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of recurrent vaginal infections?

Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of recurrent vaginal infections?

There are ways: No douching, reduce/don't use tampons, or excessive cleansing, and use clothing that allows good air-exchange. Also, don't use antibiotics unless you really have to--antibiotics kill off good bacteria and allow bad ones to grow and cause bv. Probiotic use may help. Keep healthy, treat medical condition such as diabetes as best as you can. Check with your doc regularly good luck. ...Read more

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What are the tests for recurrent vaginal infections?

Culture: Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

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Can gestational diabetes cause learning disabilities in the baby?

Can gestational diabetes cause learning disabilities in the baby?

A study in British: Medical journal cited tests implying that adhd and perhaps learning disabilities may be more common among children born to mothers with gestational diabetes. However, the differences in the results of these tests tended to disappear in the older index group children. The significance is uncertain and further study is necessary. Seek evaluation for any concerns. Best regards. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes cause dizziness? 26 wks, dizzy after eating. Does GD have symptoms?

Does gestational diabetes cause dizziness? 26 wks, dizzy after eating. Does GD have symptoms?

Hypoglycemia : Is very common during pregnancy. Try to avoid refined sugar.When you do have sugar, eating protein and complex carbs along with it should help. Talk to your physician about this dizziness. There can be other causes. Drink plenty of water. Gestational diabetes has no symptoms. ...Read more

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What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

What level of blood sugar during gestational diabetes causes you to have big babies?

Pattern not number: Baby begins to make their own Insulin during mid pregnancy & any moment that moms levels are high will push glucose across the placenta, forcing baby to store the excess as fat.Any maternal levels above normal can lead to enlarged organs, defects, large baby & the need for IV fluid treatment after birth . The better mom's control, the less problems for baby, the worse control, the bigger the pbs. ...Read more

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Doc measured belly, baby measures 3 weeks further than i actually am. Negative for gestational diabetes. What other reasons cause baby to grow too fast?

Doc measured belly, baby measures 3 weeks further than i actually am. Negative for gestational diabetes. What other reasons cause baby to grow too fast?

S>D: Its not necessarily bad or abnormal. 90 % of abdominal measurements like these actually have fetuses with normal weight. Sometimes docs will order an ultrasound to get a weight estimate for reassurance. ...Read more

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Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Gestational Diabetes (Definition)

Gestational diabetes occurs in women who are pregnant. Prior to becoming pregant the woman was not diabetic and once the woman delivers the baby the diabetes goes away, although she has a higher chance of getting non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the future. With gestational diabetes, hormones from the pregnancy ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Recurrent Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Chronic or recurrent infections may occur if you do not get the proper treatment, you reinfect yourself, or you have an underlying medical condition. Secondary infection may occur. Intense or prolonged scratching may cause the skin of the vulva to become cracked and raw, making it more ...Read more