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As a male, will keeping my groin area shaved, assist in not breaking out with a yeast infection?

As a male, will keeping my groin area shaved, assist in not breaking out with a yeast infection?

Unusual for males: A yeast infection is a bit unusual for males regardless if you shave or not. The yeast are always present in poo & with normal hygiene practices, the male genitals & surrounding skin are too dry to promote their growth. Uncircumcised males are a bit more prone to infection under the foreskin &must make an effort to clean more surfaces>hair has no effect on yeast growth in general. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Help! I've been having chronic yeast infection around groin area driving me nuts, how to cure?

Help! I've been having chronic yeast infection around groin area driving me nuts, how to cure?

Male? Female?: If female- One option is a vaginal cream, ointment, suppository for several days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Some people require maintenance tx. Physician could prescribe Diflucan which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and have a yeast infection in my groin and my testicals hurt is that normal?

I went to the doctor and have a yeast infection in my groin and my testicals hurt is that normal?

Two problems!: Testicles do not hurt from a yeast infection in the groin. Testicular pain has many causes, but at your age, epididymitis would be the most likely cause. You would/should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, most likely antibiotics! You did not mention if you've engaged in sexual activity. Very important to know! ...Read more

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I just got over a yeast infection, now I have a swollen groin gland. What should I do?

I just got over a yeast infection, now I have a swollen groin gland. What should I do?

GET IT CHECKED: Yeast infections usually do not cause swollen glands in groin. You should get it checked as there may be a different cause of the swollen glands. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and he said I have a yeast infection in my groin area and my balls hurt is that normal?

I went to the doctor and he said I have a yeast infection in my groin area and my balls hurt is that normal?

Pain not normal: It's common to get itchy fungal rashes in your groin (tinea cruris or "jock itch"), but they shouldn't make your testicles hurt. Testicular pain in young men can be due to infection (usually gonorrhea or chlamydia) or to torsion (twisting). If you continue to have pain, you should see a doctor again. ...Read more

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When you have a yeast infection does the lymph nodes in your groin swell?

When you have a yeast infection does the lymph nodes in your groin swell?

Could be: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection but im not sure and my glands (in my groin) are slightly swollen and tender. Is this a sign of something more serious?

Possibly: Yeast is usually on the surface. If the glands in your groin are swollen, it could men a more serious infection. You need to see a doctor or nurse practitioner. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection, treating w/ Monistat while my Dr waits for results. I have a swollen groin lymph node. Could the yeast infection cause this?

Uncommon: Yeast infection is usually superficial and not associated with significant node enlargement. Perhaps a STD screen is in order- talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of yeast infection, husband has itchy balls and groin with little red bumps both started about 3 days after using whirlpool tub why?

I have symptoms of yeast infection, husband has itchy balls and groin with little red bumps both started about 3 days after using whirlpool tub why?

Hot Tub Folliculitis: Hot Tub Folliculitis Cause
Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This bacteria is commonly found in contaminated whirlpools, hot tubs, water slides, physiotherapy pools, or even loofah sponges. ...Read more

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I have a pain right behind my belly button and the pain shoots down to my groin sometimes. The hospital said I had a yeast infection. Could that be why?

I have a pain right behind my belly button and the pain shoots down to my groin sometimes. The hospital said I had a yeast infection. Could that be why?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that yeast infection will cause pain behind your belly button. I will suggest you consult your medical doctor to find the cause of pain behind your belly button radiating to groin.
You will need a detailed history and physical exam and if indicated blood and urine test and may be imaging like cat scan. ...Read more

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Terrified I have lymphoma or cancer! I have a small h long thin lump in groin decreased in size slightly no other symptoms apart from yeast infection?

Terrified I have lymphoma or cancer! I have a small h long thin lump in groin decreased in size slightly no other symptoms apart from yeast infection?

Unlikely: This may be related to your infection. Generally, signs and symptoms that may be associated with lymphoma include unexplained weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, loss of appetite, progressively growing lymph nodes. Consulting your doctor is recommended. Possibly a lymph node biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Itchy peeling vaginal area and groin rash plus yeast infection symptoms what do I do 20 female should I see an obgyn or dr?

See PCP: See your primary care doctor first. Some PCP's will not do pelvic exams so check with yours to see if you should see a GYN doc instead. If you normally see a GYN for pelvic exams go there. Health departments can sometimes evaluate and treat for pelvic infections/problems. ...Read more

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My father has a diabetic rash on his legs/groin area. I recently came down with a yeast infection now have a similar rash on my chest. Thought?

My father has a diabetic rash on his legs/groin area. I recently came down with a yeast infection now have a similar rash on my chest. Thought?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck a yeast infection and lumps in my groin that are painful and sometimes itchy I am currently on humira (adalimumab)?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck a yeast infection and lumps in my groin that are painful and sometimes itchy I am currently on humira (adalimumab)?

See doc ASAP: Since Humira (adalimumab) may adversely impact your immune system, you need to see your doctor immediately since even a minor infection for others may become a life-threatening one for you. Don't wait another minute. ...Read more

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I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?

Jock itch?: It could be a fungal infection, but more likely a "jock itch" than a yeast infection - and unlikely to be related to the recent course of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Feel free to try an otc antifungal cream, but if nothing happens, see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out what it really is. ...Read more

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Dr examined penis and think yeast infection I have swollen glands in groin and burning when peeing- could this be herpes? Small white bumps no blister

2nd opinion: Yeast infection on the penis is not that common and unlikely to lead to lymph node enlargement at the groin. You likely have a STD and needs a second opinion if the first doctor cannot help you. ...Read more

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Can you get small, itchy bumps on your groin from a yeast infection?

Yes: Yes you can but the rash is usual moist with a yeast infection. Soap residue may cause the same problem and thus be sure that the area is rinsed out thoroughly after bathing. ...Read more

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Are swollen groin glands normal with a vaginal yeast infection?

No: Swollen lymph nodes are not typically associated with a vaginal yeast infection and indicate other potential problems. Need to see your md for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have a yeast infection for years? Can it enter the colon? Also what can a bubbling feeling in the colon, groin & vagina mean?

Not really: You have yeast in your body, including the colon, but your body keeps it in control. You are taking probiotics, and that's key to helping your body. The bubbly feeling does not sound like yeast. You should probably be evaluated to make sure something else isn't going on. ...Read more

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Being treated for BV and Yeast Infection. Developed bright red flat spots on groin area. Also have rash on entire body. What could be causing this??

Being treated for BV and Yeast Infection. Developed bright red flat spots on groin area. Also have rash on entire body. What could be causing this??

Drug allergy?: There are many possibilities, but I would guess an allergic reaction to one of the treatments you are receiving. Metronidazole, the usual treatment for BV, could do it; and so could fluconzole (Diflucan) orally if that's your yeast treatment. I suggest you hold additional doses and contact the doctor or clinic treating you in the morning. ...Read more

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Can the rash on my vagina be from my yeast infection? Also have a node in my groin that's hurting and swollen?? Haven't had sex in 7 months

Can the rash on my vagina be from my yeast infection? Also have a node in my groin that's hurting and swollen?? Haven't had sex in 7 months

Probably not yeast: Yeast generally does not cause lymph node inflammation. A new herpes infection would be a consideration if the rash has blisters or open sores, but unlikely with no recent sexual contact. Depending on the nature of the rash, perhaps a bacterial infection like staph or strep. See a doctor and take it from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yeast infection and swollen glands in groin. Just one problem or two disorders?

Yeast infection and swollen glands in groin. Just one problem or two disorders?

Unrelated.: Yeast infections anywhere do not typically trigger an immune response with swollen glands. You need to see your doctor for this one...And soon. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

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