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Doctor insights on: Mirena Yeast Infection

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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


Dr. Andrew Blazar Dr. Blazar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
58 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Dr. Daniel Szekely Dr. Szekely
General Practice
40 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Yellowish discharge when I use a 1day yeast infection treatment it goes away but comes back within a month. Plus I have a mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yellowish discharge when I use a 1day yeast infection treatment it goes away but comes back within a month. Plus I have a mirena (levonorgestrel)?

GYN exam: Yeast infections are usually not yellow in color. You will need a GYN exam and bacterial vaginal culture. Call for an appointment ASAP.

Dr. Ralph Boling Dr. Boling
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Mirena removed almost 4 weeks ago, yeast infection 1 week later. No bleeding from removal or period since. Feeling awful. Should I contact my obgyn?

Mirena removed almost 4 weeks ago, yeast infection 1 week later. No bleeding from removal or period since. Feeling awful. Should I contact my obgyn?

Periods regular: Before Mirena, if not discuss ovulation/mentrual irregularty with your doctor. If you are trying to conceive this may need treatment to regulate ovulation.

Dr. Aaron Staley Dr. Staley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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Found out ihave a yeast infection and had the mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted last friday and have bad cramping for 3 days. Is this normal? Infection making it worse?

Found out ihave a yeast infection and had the mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted last friday and have bad cramping for 3 days. Is this normal? Infection making it worse?

It can be: Cramping and spotting are common after iud insertion. Call your doctor if this persists or worsens. It is unlikely the yeast infection is contributing to your cramping.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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I have an expired mirena of almost a year... lately after having sex there is a pretty foul smell...I have already gone to the doctor to check for barterial or yeast infection and everything was fine. I am just wondering what else that could be caused by.

I have an expired mirena of almost a year... lately after having sex there is a pretty foul smell...I have already gone to the doctor to check for barterial or yeast infection and everything was fine. I am just wondering what else that could be caused by.

Sounds Just Yummy: Everything is fine? Not! You say you HAVE an expired Mirena (levonorgestrel)? Does that mean it's still in there? That could be part of the problem But even if it's not, a foul odor ain't natural. Also, how soon after sex is there an odor? Is it there all the time or goes away and comes back (excuse pun) after sex? If so, how soon after sex? You might want to get tested again & also have your boyfriend (s) tested.

Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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I've been getting yeast infections about every 2-3 weeks since getting the mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted. Could the mirena (levonorgestrel) be causing them?

Possibly: Having an iud can conceivably change the environment of the vagina enough to encourage yeast overgrowth. Avoid other things that encourage yeast such as sweets, lots of carbs or alcohol. Or wearing underwear or clothes that aren't breathable.

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Dr. Michael Michaels Dr. Michaels
Urology
49 years in practice
University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine
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CAN I USE BORIC ACID SUPPOSITORIES WITH AN MIRENA (levonorgestrel) IUD? For ongoing and constant UTI INFECTION AND YEAST INFECTIONS THAT PERSIST

CAN I USE BORIC ACID SUPPOSITORIES WITH AN MIRENA (levonorgestrel) IUD? For ongoing and constant UTI INFECTION AND YEAST INFECTIONS THAT PERSIST

See GYN: You need to see your gynecologist. He or she will likely order a urine culture and place you on a medication such as Flagyl or even possibly Clindamycin based on findings after seeing you. Is there a discharge? Is it foul smelling? You need to be examined. It does not sound very serious but you need to be evaluated soon. Good luck.

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Dr. Richard Wallner Dr. Wallner
Gynecology
37 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Yeast infection symptoms?

Yeast infection symptoms?

Itchy..: ...With yellow curd like discharge and red vulva. Often confused with vulvar skin irritation which may be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream.

Dr. Nicholas Fogelson Dr. Fogelson
Gynecology
years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Is yeast infection common?

Yes: Yes are fairly common, and easily treated.

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Marianne DiNapoli Dr. DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
68 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Is yeast infection painful?

Is yeast infection painful?

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.

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg Dr. Altenburg
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What is a yeast infection?

Fungus: It is an infection by a fungus called candida. It can occur vaginally, orally or any place warm and moist (diaper area, skin folds). Commonly happens if you've been on antibiotics or have an immune system problem,

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How to cure yeast infection?

Yeast infection: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex (clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal).

Dr. Charles Whiting Dr. Whiting
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
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How to cure yeast infection?

Medication: You can get a yeast infection in many places in the body such as your scalp, toenails, skin, vagina, etc. Each has a different treatment. Assuming you have a vaginal yeast infection, there are very effective over-the-counter medications you can get at a pharmacy such as Monostat. Or you can see a doctor and get a prescription pill or cream. A short treatment will usually get rid of it.

Dr. Suzanne Fiala Dr. Fiala
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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What to do for a yeast infection?

OTC measures: Vaginal yeast infection? First are you sure that's what it is? If you've had them before and are quite sure, try the otc topical creams like gyne-lotrimin, monistat and such. Avoid the one-day treatments as they they are so strong they can cause ulceration of the vaginal mucosa. If your symptoms do not resolve within five days, see your doc for a sure diagnosis.

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Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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How to confirm a yeast infection?

Smear and culture.: This is due to candida species of fungus, diagnosis of which is made by wet smear that is confirmed by culture growth.

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more