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Menopause And Yeast Infections
Have gone through menopause. had a yeast infection and was taking monistat7. have had dried blood and now bright blood. could infection cause this.
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vaginal dryness as the result of hysterectomy /menopause cause severe itching that feels like a yeast infection?
No period since June 2014/ total thyroidectomy for NMG 1/2015 .Sweating under armpits, warmer, yeast infections. 49yrs. Is this menopausal or thyroid?
I'm worried because my down stairs started itching pretty bad, there's no sores do have it. Could this itch be because of a yeast infection, what do you suggest?
It might be yeast.: Recommend medical eval to determine the cause. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more
Why do I get so many uti's and yeast infections after my hysterectomy last year? I have had many of them this year.
Following reasons:: Will lose protective effects of estrogen on bladder & urethral lining if ovaries were removed with uterus similar to, or might be actual, menopause. Otherwise need to urinate after sex, shower rather than bathe, avoid constipation & non-cotton or thong underwear. Spread thighs when urinating to avoid vaginal trapping of urine. Have sufficient fluid intake to urinate avery 3 hours or so. ...Read more
I have frequent vaganial itching and sex has been a little painful/not as good.Don't think it's a yeast infection, had them before/had treatment. Help!?
Can vaginal dryness cause reoccurring yeast infections...Had this problem for years but symptoms go away if i regularly masturbate?
See answer: As vaginal tissues become drier they lose the acidic protection of the natural lubricant and vaginal environment less effective at fighting infections making yeast infections and utis more likely. Most common in post-menopausal women, much less at age 21. In younger women, cause(s) less obvious. Common in diabetics. Unaware of any scientific validation of masturbation preventing but interesting. ...Read more
Im 44 had a period Feb. 22-26 then spotting 27-3rd 6 days later spotting 3 days the yeast infection when period was suppose to start March 19th. Help?
Irreg period: Are you on birth control?--if not an are sexually active--pregnancy is a possibility. Check with your mother and see when she started menopause----you could be showing signs of pre-menopausal changes---in which case you can skip a cycle---all in all you should see your private GYN doctor for a full work up ...Read more
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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