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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Vaginal itching 5 wks. Treated twice w/ 1-day Monistat, before & after period. Still itch. Assumed BV, got Metrogel. Then, 3-day Monistat. Still itch!

Vaginal itching 5 wks. Treated twice w/ 1-day Monistat, before & after period. Still itch. Assumed BV, got Metrogel. Then, 3-day Monistat. Still itch!

Need more info: Go back to your GYN. Have him/her do a culture to make sure that you do indeed have a yeast infection. Also have the GYN demonstrate the proper way to utilize the vaginal prescription drug and use it as directed. By the way if you are diabetic that also may be a problem here. ...Read more

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I got a yeast infection after my period. I have used Monistat 7 before but went with Monistat 3. I finished my last one last night but still itchy?

I got a yeast infection after my period. I have used Monistat 7 before but went with  Monistat 3. I finished my last one last night but still itchy?

Yeast: Approx. 40% patients misdiagnose their vaginal infections. Also, monistat may not be effective against yeast which is resistant to the drug. Therefore, if you still have symptoms, let a provider take a look. You may benefit from oral therapy rather than a vaginal cream. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed me metronidazole 500mg 4 doses and im still experiencing itching and discomfort. I also tried monistat 3 day. Period is soon to come?

Doctor prescribed me metronidazole 500mg 4 doses and im still experiencing itching and discomfort. I also tried monistat 3 day. Period is soon to come?

Vaginal itching: It's not uncommon to develop a yeast infection after taking metronidazole. Yeast infection can resolve in its own and so if the itching is not so bad you can wait a few days. You can consider something over the counter but do call your doctor for his or her suggestion of what you can do. ...Read more

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Can I use Monistat while on my period?

Can I use Monistat while on my period?

Yes but messy: You can use monistat while you are on your period. However, it will be messy. Typically, symptoms of yeast infection tend to improve with the onset of menstrual period because of changes in ph. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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