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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 a IUD birth control cause yeast infections ? I have had my paragard IUD in for a month in a half now , and now I have caught a yeast infection.

Can a IUD birth control cause yeast infections ? I have had my paragard  IUD in for a month in a half now , and now I have caught a yeast infection.

Unlikely: Yeats infections are due to an overgrowth of normally growing fungi in the vagina. Look for causes such as recent antibiotic us, right, non cotton underwear, oral birth control pills containing estrogen, excessive alcohol consumption, diabetes or pregnancy. It is unlikely that a known iud x 5 years will cause this, however it is considered a risk factor. ...Read more

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I have an IUD and a pesky yeast infection. No doctor or monistat. Can I use the "garlic clove" remedy with my iud?

I have an IUD and a pesky yeast infection. No doctor or monistat. Can I use the "garlic clove" remedy with my iud?

No problem: The iud should not interfere with any yeast treatment - the iud is hidden in the uterus up above the vagina. There is no scientific evidence to show that garlic cures yeast. Some stores have tampons with gentian violet - which has been shown to kill yeast. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and every time I treat it it comes back, what could be the problem? I also have an IUD

I have a yeast infection and every time I treat it it comes back, what could be the problem? I also have an IUD

IUD, recurrent yeast: Incompletely treated yeast is a common cause. If you used one-day or 3-day treatments before, try a 7-day course next time. Also, women will have intercourse more often after an IUD is placed, and that may lead to frequent yeast infections. There is no proof that an IUD causes this, and this is not a reason to remove the IUD. For unexplained frequent yeast, HIV test is a good idea to be safe. ...Read more

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Which is the most ultimate diy yeast infection remedy with an iud?

Which is the most ultimate diy yeast infection remedy with an iud?

Any: Even with an iud it is fine to use any of the over the counter vaginal treatments for yeast. It will not cause problems with the iud. ...Read more

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Getting an IUD inserted tomorrow, but I have a yeast infection. Will this matter?

IUD and infection: Yes, it matters if you are having a surgical procedure and have an infection, because the infection can be carried upward with the device placement. I would suggest clearing up the infection first and then having the iud placed. ...Read more

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I have never had a yeast infection in my entire life and now that I have skyla IUD I have had 5 in a row. Could it be the iud? My gyno says not posibl

Unlikley: We do not see more yeast infections in women who have any form of IUD, or any other birth control for that matter. However, 1 in 10 women will experience recurrent vaginal yeast infections for no obvious reason - that can be treated and suppressed with very good results. Ask your doctor about suppressive medication for the yeast. ...Read more

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Should i take out IUD due to chronic BV and yeast infection?

Should i take out IUD due to chronic BV and yeast infection?

Hard to answer: The iud is a foreign body that is placed in the uterus for birth control. A string for later removal protrudes through the cervix. I have seen recurrent BV infections in iud users. Bv can usually be cured with intravaginal antibiotics and maximizing vaginal ph to 4. A product called rephresh can reset vaginal ph to 4 as can yogurt (placed in the vagina). Do this weekly and see if BV stays away. ...Read more

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After IUD (copper) I am having yeast infection repeatedly! have been taking duflocan twice a week and infection cream external and internal .

Not related: Whille tthee iud strings may increase diischarge it should not cause yeast infection. Hve you actually seen a doctor for evaluation or just called in and gotten an rx over the phone ? I would suggest being seen and evaluated and occasionally people can have resistant strains of yeast which may be your issue and you could need different treatment. ...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