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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Does the diflucan (fluconazole) (yeast infection pill) affect birth control pills?

Does the diflucan (fluconazole) (yeast infection pill) affect birth control pills?

Diflucan: Oral contraceptives & other hormone-based birth control may be less effective when Diflucan (fluconazole) is used. Thus it is recommended that you use back up birth control such as a condom. REF: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/fluconazole-tablets.html ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis occur from birth control pills?

Can bacterial vaginosis occur from birth control pills?

Kind of, yes!: Birth control pills can cause vaginal dryness. They suppress the body's fluctuation of hormones and the newer, low doses of estrogen and Progesterone in pills don't reach concentrations high enough to compensate for this vaginal dryness. The liver (while metabolizing ocp) can produce binding proteins that decrease hormone levels. Overall, i recommend ocps and we treat the dryness. Try nuvaring? ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause rectal yeast infections ?

Can birth control pills cause rectal yeast infections ?

Probably: Birth control pills as well as diet, history of taking antibiotics and a variety of other things can lead to yeast infections. The yeast infection can occur anywhere- the mouth, the genital area or the rectal area. Usually, the yeast is really coming from the intestine, so talk to your doctor about ways to control the yeast, like changing diet, changing the pill, probiotics and anti-fungal meds. ...Read more

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Could vaginal antibiotic suppositories affect birth control pills?

Could vaginal antibiotic suppositories affect birth control pills?

Usually not: I am assuming you mean Diflucan (fluconazole) or Monistat vaginal suppositories (for yeast infection)? No they do not interfere with your birth control pills. ...Read more

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Could birth control cause inflammation?

Could birth control cause inflammation?

Inflammation where?: Your site of inflammation is incomplete, but generally the answer is no if it is in regard to the oral contraceptive. ...Read more

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Does a UTI or yeast affection affect birth control?

Does a UTI or yeast affection affect birth control?

Affecting BCP's: Antibiotics given for a UTI can effect estrogen metabolism, and thus the effectiveness of contraception. Yeast infection or therapy is unlikely to effect bcp's. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

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Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

No: No, birth control pills do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections or hiv/aids. They just protect you from pregnancy. The only way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections, including hiv/aids, is through the use of barrier protection (condoms or dental dams). ...Read more

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Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

STDs: Birth control pills will not protect you from anything, including pregnancy (although it makes pregnancy infinitely less likely). Condoms will provide reasonable protection from most stds, but even these can fail because of leakage or breakage. Be careful out there. ...Read more

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Can lactocillibus pills cure any bacterial infection?

Can lactocillibus pills cure any bacterial infection?

Probably not: However, use of lactobacillus may help prevent future bacterial overgrowth. If a bacterial infection is present, usually antibiotic treatment is required to eradicate. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills give a female a yeast infection?

They can ; risk: 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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