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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 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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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