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Doctor insights on: Menstrual Period And Yeast Infection

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After every menstrual period I get a yeast infection , why is that ? It's like a cottage cheese discharge with a light to strong smell sometimes

After every menstrual period I get a yeast infection , why is that ? It's like a cottage cheese discharge with a light to strong smell sometimes

PH change: Your vaginal pH changes with the period rolling through the vagina possibly causing the repeat "yeast" infections. Have your MD check first post period with a sample for a wet smear and if yeast is confirmed consider a longer term oral yeast Rx and avoid douching and harsh soaps in that region. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Is it okay to use Monistat (for yeast infection) while on your menstrual cycle? Or will the cycle clear your yeast infection up?

Is it okay to use Monistat (for yeast infection) while on your menstrual cycle? Or will the cycle clear your yeast infection up?

You can use it : It is safe to use monistat while on your period. I recommend using it at bedtime. But you may notice things do improve on their own with your bleeding. I would decide whether to treat immediately by how bothersome your symptoms are. If you feel like you want to scratch your skin off, i'd use it now. ...Read more

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Can I use the tercanzole cream for yeast infection while im on my menstrual cycle?

Can I use the tercanzole cream for yeast infection while im on my menstrual cycle?

Sure but: You can use it, but it won't be as effective during your period. Especially if you have heavier bleeding. I'd recommend an oral anti fungal med while bleeding. ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more