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Is it possible for yeast infection to last for several months if not treated?

Is it possible for yeast infection to last for several months if not treated?

Yes!: Here's the bigger question. Why are your yeast infections lasting so long? Or do you get them frequently? If your body is "friendly to yeast, " then it would be good to figure out why. Check out how strong is your body's immunity [diabetes, hiv, other causes]. Eating right? Exercising? Getting rest? Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Is it possible to get brucellosis sypmtoms months after you have been treated with antibiotics for it?

Is it possible to get brucellosis sypmtoms months after you have been treated with antibiotics for it?

Yes: Brucella is a very indolent organism; if the course of antibiotics was insufficient to eradicate it, it may come back months later. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have endocarditis for several months and not know?

Is it possible to have endocarditis for several months and not know?

Not likely but....: If you are for some reason not sensitive to annoying symptoms and tend to deny problems it's possible. Now is the earliest possible time to get this treated, so do it! You can read about it online, like here: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/tc/endocarditis-topic-overview#1 Be careful - be wise - be treated! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible for an STD to come back within an month after being treated for it?

Is it possible for an STD to come back within an month after being treated for it?

Yes-several reasons: Keep in mind that an std that recurs, can be due to: 1.Inadequate duration of therapy 2. Reinfection from an infected partner (ping-pong effect) 3. Reactivation ( herpes) 4. Wrong original diagnosis requiring additional testing. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of yeast infection? Is it possible to have one for a year or two? If not treated?

What are symptoms of yeast infection? Is it possible to have one for a year or two? If not treated?

Yeast: Yeast grows in warm, moist climates I.e. The vagina, groin, armpits, under the breast, and in the mouth. A healthy immune system can fight off yeast, especially if our microbiome is intact. It is highly possible and not uncommon to have recurrent infections. In the mouth, there are thick white patches that can cause mouth sores. The vagina symptoms are itching, white discharge, no strong odor ...Read more

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Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Sure: If you were having pain in the vagina it may still be uncomfortable; if you used a vaginal cream preparation it may be messy, but nothing - other than if you feel ready - to stop you from having sex. ...Read more

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Had a yeast infection for about 7 months now can a yeast infection kill you for having it long time?

Immune system: If you have a normal immune system (you aren't on immune suppresive drugs, you don't have hiv), a yeast infection should not kill you. But your doctor should be able to give you medicine to treat it well. Are you and your doctor sure it is a yeast infection? ...Read more

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Is it normal for sex to be a painful a few weeks after getting rid of a yeast infection? Or should I treat the infection again?

Is it normal for sex to be a painful a few weeks after getting rid of a yeast infection? Or should I treat the infection again?

Can get tested: IF you have had a recent vaginal infection and are still having problems then it is prudent to schedule a visit for an exam and testing. You want to make sure the right problem is being treated ...Read more

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Is it possible for a yeast infection to have no symptoms?

Yes: Many patients have internal and external itching with a heavy thick white discharge associated with a yeast infection, but a mild infection may be associated with few or no symptoms. ...Read more

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How soon can I have sex after taking Monistat-7 for a yeast infection? All symptoms are already gone and the treatment is almost done

How soon can I have sex after taking Monistat-7 for a yeast infection? All symptoms are already gone and the treatment is almost done

No need to delay: There is no need to wait unless sex is uncomfortable. While using the 7 day treatment it is best to insert the daily dose after intercourse rather than before it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is having vaginal thrush can lead to infertility if you don't cure it until a few month? Just now cure it with cream given from a doctor.

Is having vaginal thrush can lead to infertility if you don't cure it until a few month? Just now cure it with cream given from a doctor.

In severe cases: theoretically vaginal candidiasis (or thrush) you can have severe ascending infection up the fallopian tubes which can cause scarring and potentially block passage of the ovum, or scarring of the uterine lining. But it is not common for that to happen with yeast infections. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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