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Will menstruation clear my yeast infection?

Will menstruation clear my yeast infection?

It remits: Symptoms of candida vaginitis tend to be exacerbated premenstrually and remit during menstruation. ...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


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How do I treat a yeast infection while menstruating?

Same as w/o: your period - except it may be better to use a pad because each time a tampon is removed it can also remove some of the anti-fungal cream that is in the vagina. Take care. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection occur more often before menstruating?

Yes: Many women find that they get cyclical infections, and usually things are better right after a period, like it cleans you out. Then as the month goes by, the symptoms creep up again. Once you are accurately diagnosed and treated for yeast, you might try using over the counter vaginal supplement like "luvena" once or twice per week to help maintain a healthy vaginal balance between periods. ...Read more

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If my mensruation comes will it make my yeast infection go away?

Maybe: Sometimes yes, and sometimes no. I've seen it go both ways. You are always safe to wait until your period is over and if yeast infection symptoms are still present, you'll have your answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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