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Doctor insights on: Menopause And Yeast Infections

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of yeast infection in women during menopause?

What are the symptoms of yeast infection in women during menopause?

Discharge , itching: The symptoms are usually the same for menopausal women as premenopausal women. These include irritaton, swelling, redness, discharge and usually intense itching. ...Read more

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Wasn't sure if I have yeast infection so I bought the test kit. Line turned blue which could mean something. ANY ideas? I am 51 and in menopause

Wasn't sure if I have yeast infection so I bought the test kit.   Line turned blue which could mean something.  ANY ideas?  I am 51 and in menopause

Try a treatment: Check the instructions on your kit which should give you the interpretation. If this suggests a yeast infection and you are symptomatic (itching and sometimes a discharge) then it would be reasonable to use an over the counter medication. There are one, 3, and 7 day versions and I suggest a 3 day. If you remain symptomatic after treatment then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?

Can vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?

Yes: Atrophic vaginitis is quite common after menopause (natural or surgical) and yeast like symptoms are frequently experienced due to the lack of estrogen effect on the vaginal mucosa. It is easily treated with oral or vaginal estrogen supplementation. ...Read more

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No period since June 2014/ total thyroidectomy for NMG 1/2015 .Sweating under armpits, warmer, yeast infections. 49yrs. Is this menopausal or thyroid?

No period since June 2014/ total thyroidectomy for NMG 1/2015 .Sweating under armpits, warmer, yeast infections. 49yrs. Is this menopausal  or thyroid?

Menopause or Both: It could be both. If there is no contraindication, consider Estroven or estrogen replacement but definitely discuss with your gynecologist or FP doctor. ...Read more

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Is athlete’s foot the same thing as a yeast infection?

Is athlete’s foot the same thing as a yeast infection?

Yes: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection (yeast) of the skin of the foot, brought on because of the warm moist environment created by the sock and shoe. ...Read more

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Yeast infection symptoms?

Itchy..: ...With yellow curd like discharge and red vulva. Often confused with vulvar skin irritation which may be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Is yeast infection painful?

Is yeast infection painful?

Symptoms include..: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. Pain is not typically a symptom of a yeast infection, and should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection?

Fungus: It is an infection by a fungus called candida. It can occur vaginally, orally or any place warm and moist ( diaper area, skin folds). Commonly happens if you've been on antibiotics or have an immune system problem, ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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


Yeast (Definition)

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