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Doctor insights on: Menstruation And Yeast Infection

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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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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

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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period, vaginal itching and vaginal tenderness. The following also describes me: Genital itching, thick white cheese like substance in vagina. Can a yeast infection delay my period?

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period, vaginal itching and vaginal tenderness. The following also describes me: Genital itching, thick white cheese like substance in vagina. Can a yeast infection delay my period?

Yeast infections: Yeast infections will not affect the timing of the menstrual cycle. Over the counter yeast creams are available to solve the problem. If you are late of your menstrual cycle then first thing to do is to check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Usually before menstration I get an itchy rash under my breasts. I've heard that yeast infections occur in dark warm moist areas - how can I stop this?

Keep dry: Simple answer is to keep the area dry with a powder like gold bond that is antifungal. The longer answer is to go to www.A4m.Com and use the physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc that can help you do testing for yeast colonization in the gut, which is the usual source for recurrent infections. They can then help you treat this successfully. ...Read more

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I had yeast infection with dark brown discharge for weeks before menstruation, Is that normal?

I had yeast infection with dark brown discharge for weeks before menstruation, Is that normal?

Yes: It's a bummer, but yes, this can definitely be normal. The brownish component is just old blood from the uterus. For whatever reason the uterus didn't evacuate all the blood at the end of the cycle. Or there was some old blood remaining in the vagina. Not to worry, no sign of anything ominous ...Read more

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An ob-gyn told me once " a yeast infection will clear itself up during a menstruation" true or false? Please explain in detail. Thanks in advance :)

An ob-gyn told me once " a yeast infection will clear itself up during a menstruation"  true or false? Please explain in detail. Thanks in advance :)

Myths: That is false. There is is no anti-fungal properties in the blood or menses. That is a patently untrue myth that your previous 'friend' told you. ...Read more

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Can yeast infection stop menstruation ? I haven't menstruated in 5 months. I ovulate constantly (gas, bloating, cramps, cervical mucus- stretchy).

Amenorrhea: If you began to menstruate and then stopped this is known as secondary amenorrhea and you should definitely be seen and thoroughly evaluated by a gynecologist. Something sounds seriously wrong and cannot be successfully diagnosed long-distance over the internet. This is not due to yeast infection, and the other symptoms you describe may or may not be part of this. See a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Natural yeast infection treatment? I'm allergic to monistat..

Non-azole drugs: There are no "natural" treatments likely to help much. There are non-azole treatments, such as nystatin, caspofungin, and flucytosine. Nystatin is available OTC, I think not the others; your pharmacist can help. Or maybe your allergy isn't to miconazole per se, but other ingredients in the cream; you could try other azoles (clotrimazole, terconazole, etc), or oral fluconazole (Diflucan). ...Read more

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Can keflex cause yeast infection when you're pregnant? I'm 23 weeks

It can: It certainly can, but it is one of the less likely antibiotics to do so when compared to drugs that kill a wider variety of bacteria such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Taking a probiotic supplement or having yogurt with active cultures in your diet during your course of antibiotic may further reduce this risk slightly. During pregnancy, oral medications for yeast infection are not safe, but vaginal creams are ok. ...Read more

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I'm getting rid of a vaginal yeast infection, what causes it and what to do?

Fungus among us: A yeast infection occurs due to changes in the vaginal pH(acidity/alkalinity scale). They occur more frequently in diabetics,and frequent douchers who alter the pH by washing out the bacteria that stabilizes the vaginal pH. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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