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Doctor insights on: Does The Depo Provera Shot Cause Yeast Infections

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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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Can Depo-Provera shots cause a yeast infection?

Can Depo-Provera shots cause a yeast infection?

Yes: Sometimes the Depo shots and other hormonal birth control can cause changes in vaginal pH that make you more susceptible to yeast. Get treated for this, if it keeps recurring, ask your doctor about changing your birth control. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the Depo-Provera shot cause uti's or yeast infections?

Can the Depo-Provera shot cause uti's or yeast infections?

Not really: It would be a bit of a stretch to link the increased Progesterone state to an altered vaginal ecosystem that would predispose women to developing yeast infections. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago. Been on Depo-Provera shot for 3 months. Been very gassy, bloating, yeast infection and cramping since then. Am I pregnant?

Had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago. Been on Depo-Provera shot for 3 months. Been very gassy, bloating, yeast infection and cramping since then. Am I pregnant?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): If you missed the date for your Depo-Provera shot there is a small chance. In any event, I would see your doctor for an evaluation for your symptoms. There is no way to tell if you are pregnant based on the symptoms you have given. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could receiving a cortisone shot in my thumb joint for trigger thumb cause me to get a yeast infection?

Could receiving a cortisone shot in my thumb joint for trigger thumb cause me to get a yeast infection?

Unlikely, but: Unlikely, unless it was decadron/dexamethasone, which is water soluble, as opposed to other depot corticosteroids. Though injected into a joint, Decadron immediately passes into the blood. ...Read more

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I have hives. I don't know cause. First diagnosed with skin yeast infection. Took Diflucan (fluconazole) for 7 days. 2 nd steroid shot and Allegra. Itching bad.

I have hives. I don't know cause. First diagnosed with skin yeast infection. Took Diflucan (fluconazole) for 7 days. 2 nd steroid shot and Allegra. Itching bad.

Pls c an allergist: With such symptoms and initial therapy you received with limited improvement, you need to see a specialist, kindly check www. Acaai. Org and look for "allergist locator" to spot an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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What is the cause of a yeast infection?

What is the cause of a yeast infection?

Fungus: A yeast infection is caused by fungus (often candida albicans) that multiplies in your mouth, your vagina, or your skin. ...Read more

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What causes you to get a yeast infection?

Overgrowth: Yeast infections occur most commonly in folds of skin where sweat and moisture accumulate. If temperatures are high, naturally found yeast on the skin overgrow. Also being on an antibiotic may kill normal skin bacteria and allow yeast to overgrow. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of yeast infection?

Here are some: Recent hx of antibiotic use, levels of high estrogen (during pregnancy or in obese patients), uncontrolled diabetes, impaired immune system, douching, sexual activitiy
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What are the causes of you to get a yeast infection?

Possible causes: 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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What is yeast infection? What is the cause of yeast infection?

What is yeast infection? What is the cause of yeast infection?

A fungal infection: Several factors can cause yeast infections-
1. Local balance of normal bacteria and fungi (flora) is disrupted, typically due to antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the causes of a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: 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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What causes yeast infections in women?

What causes yeast infections in women?

Cool and Dry: Anything that increases moisture or heat in the vaginal area can increase your risk of yeast. Avoid the bathtub, wear cotton underware or none at all, avoid panty hose, skinny pants and staying in a wet swimsuit. Wear more skirts. Diet can help as well. Eating dairy with active, live cultures can help vaginal, bladder and colon health. Dannon, activia and greek yougurts as well as kefir may help. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an oral yeast infection?

What are the causes of an oral yeast infection?

Some causes are.....: Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush especially corticosteroids and antibiotics, certain medical situations such as uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and a dry mouth increase the probability, and even smokers are at a higher risk of developing oral thrush (candidiasis). ...Read more

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Causes of chronic UTIs and yeast infections?

Bacteria: Cause uti's. In women much more common. Drink plenty if water. And don't hold your urine. Unfortunately treatment is antibiotics. Which in turn can cause yeast infections. So tough cycle. I would see your doctor if having recurrent problems. May be some other issue. Also can be put on certain agents to help prevent ...Read more

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What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Several: Antibiotic use most common, sometimes illness, more likely in summer/ hot weather. Illness can as well. Injury, some chemicals (ie spermacides in some), diabetes, non breathing clothing can all contribute. ...Read more

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Can acyclovir cause yeast infections?

Can acyclovir cause yeast infections?

Antiviral: Since Acyclovir is not an antibiotic it doesn't destroy normal vaginal or oral bacteria and thus doesn't lead to yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can the z-pac cause a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Yes. Any antibiotic can do that. I often recommend taking a probiotic while on your antibiotic to help decrease your risk. Follow up with your doctor for Diflucan (fluconazole) one pill if it gets really bad.. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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