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Doc prescribed Canesten 6 day pessary to treat a vaginal yeast infection. I used it for 2 days & now am bleeding very lightly in mid of cycle. Not period blood. Is it a Side Effect? Should I stop using although I'm only 2 days into treatment?

Doc prescribed Canesten 6 day pessary to treat a vaginal yeast infection. I used it for 2 days & now am bleeding very lightly in mid of cycle. Not period blood. Is it a Side Effect? Should I stop using although I'm only 2 days into treatment?

Vaginal bleed: Vaginal bleed is not a side effect of Canesten. You could have possibly injured the cervix. If you have not had a pap smear in the last year you should consider having a pap smear done.

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Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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Took canasten pessary for thrush, the next two days I have had unexpected bleeding. Due to pessary / thrush or minipill? When to worry?

Took canasten pessary for thrush, the next two days I have had unexpected bleeding. Due to pessary / thrush or minipill? When to worry?

Probably minipill: Bleeding is an unusual side effect of the canasten pessary--clotrimazole for a yeast infection. Breakthrough bleeding is common with the progesterone-only (mini) pill so I suspect the pill is the cause. Two days is not unusual. If it has stopped, I wouldn't worry. See your provider if unexpected bleeding resumes, especially if it becomes heavy.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Is canesten. 5g one day pessaries enough or do I need external cream as well?

Is canesten. 5g one day pessaries enough or do I need external cream as well?

Here are some. ..: If there is suspicious rashes on the external genitalia, it would be harmless to gingerly apply topical agent (if not allergic to it) and see. If no rash, just wait and see how Canesten 0, 5 mg may work for you. If fact, any question that may arise on the course of caring the condition you have should direct to your treating Doc for better accuracy and relevance. So, do so. Best wish. ..

Dr. Christine Hom Dr. Hom
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Hi! I swallowed a canesten 500 pessary by mistake!!! I m really worried...what should I do???? Thank u

Hi! I swallowed a canesten 500 pessary by mistake!!! I m really worried...what should I do???? Thank u

Call Poison Control: The antifungal clotrimazole pessary gets ingested often enough that it comes up on a Google search!

Dr. J. Kyle Mathews Dr. Mathews
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Does the canesten pessary interfere with urination?

Does the canesten pessary interfere with urination?

Canesten pessary: Canesten pessaries are used to treat candida or yeast infections in the vagina. It will not interfere with urination.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Does canesten pessaries affect the contraceptive pill?

Does canesten pessaries affect the contraceptive pill?

No: It won't, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Saul Hymes Dr. Hymes
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease
11 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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The canesten pessary what kind of infections does it clear? And one tablet is enough?

The canesten pessary what kind of infections does it clear? And one tablet is enough?

Yeast: Canesten, or clotrimazole, is an antifungal and used to treat yeast infections. One dose should be enough but only works internally. If there is a yeast infection externally as well, on the labi, a Clotrimazole cream should also be used.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Can I use the canesten thrush pessary while using nuvaring?

Yes, as long as...: Canesten pessary is an agent to treat fungus-related vaginitis and Nuvaring is a combined hormonal contraceptive pill; simultaneous use of both would not conflict each other. However, how to handle your combined concern should seek professional attention with your own obs-gyn-doctors timely.

Dr. Kenny Chuu Dr. Chuu
Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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Hi, can canesten pessaries affect the contraceptive pill (21 day pill) It is clotrimazole?

Hi, can canesten pessaries affect the contraceptive pill (21 day pill) It is clotrimazole?

Clotrimazole: Yes, it is clotrimazole. Because it's considered a local/topical treatment, it shouldn't interact with the 21 day pill. The thing to be careful with would be latex condoms/diaphragms because it can cause damage to them.

Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Liesa Harte Dr. Harte
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Is it safe to use canesten pessary and external cream while trying to concieve for a while?

Is it safe to use canesten pessary and external cream while trying to concieve for a while?

Concieve: I think the safest approach is to check with your Gynecologist whether you can use canesten pessary and/or external cream without concern. Everything will go well with you after you speak to the Gynecologist.

Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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I have been diagnosed with thrush and my doc advised me to use canesten pessaries. However, every 2 months it comes back. Could it be something else?

Yes: Asked to be screened for other problems that cause immunosuppression. If you have been on antibiotics this can cause the problem you are experiencing. People with chronic diseases such as diabetes get this problem as well as chronic infectious diseases.

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Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I really need help. If sperm was in a mans urine and it got on my vagina then later I used a canesten pessary, could this accidentally impregnate me?

I really need help. If sperm was in a mans urine and it got on my vagina then later I used a canesten pessary, could this accidentally impregnate me?

Sperm in vagina: It is hard to understand exactly how sperm from your man's urine would get on your vagina exactly. Let's keep things simple. If a penis was placed inside your vagina and you are not on birth control or condoms then pregnancy is possible.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I was given two canesten. 5g clotrimazole pessaries to treat thrush. I am confused why I received two, isn't that the amount for one time use?

I was given two canesten. 5g clotrimazole pessaries to treat thrush. I am confused why I received two, isn't that the amount for one time use?

Here are some. ..: A drug is often formulated & prepared in 2-3 strengths in a tablet so to be more versatile to apply for patients with different body weight or with different disease severity. Besides, it's not infrequent to use somewhat differently at physician's discretion for individual need. Note: Practicing medicine isn't always yes or not, but is being reasonable to... So, ask Doc timely if still in doubt.

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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We are trying for a baby, im due to ovulate. Would mild thrush, and/or the use of a canesten pessary stop us or decrease our chances of conceiving?

We are trying for a baby, im due to ovulate. Would mild thrush, and/or the use of a canesten pessary stop us or decrease our chances of conceiving?

Anything: That causes inflammation or physical barrier would probably decrease your chancesof conception. Consult with an infertility specialist for specific advice.

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