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Doctor insights on: Plan B Side Effects Yeast Infection

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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Help plz! Can Plan B cause a yeast infection?

Help plz! Can Plan B cause a yeast infection?

No: There is no record that Plan B has the side effect of causing yeast infections. ...Read more

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A lil over a week ago, I had unprotected sex & then took plan b pill. I think starting yesterday I've been experiencing vaginal itching?? Also I'm taking medicine that the doctor said I may get a yeast infection, I'm thinking it's that but I'm not sure.

A lil over a week ago, I had unprotected sex & then took plan b pill. I think starting yesterday I've been experiencing vaginal itching?? Also I'm taking medicine that the doctor said I may get a yeast infection, I'm thinking it's that but I'm not sure.

Yeast is possible: Genital itching is the most common symptom of vaginal yeast, and your question suggests you're probably taking an antibiotic which can trigger yeast infections. There are several over-the-counter yeast medications you could try; look for a product with active ingredient ending in "azole". But first check with the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic; she may want to see you in person. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm on tri-previfem. I still bought plan b after unprotected sex then we used a condom the next day I have a yeast infection with blood now. Am I preg?

Pregnant?: From what you describe pregnancy is very unlikely. The best thing to do is after you have missed a period get a home pregnancy test kit from your friendly pharmacist and check a first morning voided urine. If you do not miss a period do not bother. Get your yeast infection treated and if your discharge remains bloody see your GYN. ...Read more

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On Nuva Ring, took Plan B a week and 3 days ago & period is 1 day late. Currently have yeast infection, cramps and yellow discharge, what is happening?

On Nuva Ring, took Plan B a week and 3 days ago & period is 1 day late. Currently have yeast infection, cramps and yellow discharge, what is happening?

Doctor can evaluate: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. A primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate to see why the other vaginal symptoms are happening, and check for infections. ...Read more

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I'm on tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and took plan b 3 weeks ago. I have a yeast infection w/blood. Is the blood from plan b or is it a sign of implantation? Nervous

I'm on tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and took plan b 3 weeks ago. I have a yeast infection w/blood. Is the blood from plan b or is it a sign of implantation? Nervous

Confusing: If you are already on birth control pills then there is no need to take Plan B as you were already protected. Implantation bleeding only occurs if you are pregnant which is not likely since you are on birth control. Yeast does not usually cause blood. I suspect you just triggered some bleeding from adding Plan B on top of your birth control. ...Read more

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Outside of vagina itches.Bearable. Regular discharge.no oder.No inside itch.std?or a yeast infection?took a Plan B generic form 5weeks ago.

Outside of vagina itches.Bearable. Regular discharge.no oder.No inside itch.std?or a yeast infection?took a Plan B generic form 5weeks ago.

Be examined: Based on your description it may be something your perineum, or bottom area is coming in contact with. Be checked to make sure it is not something else. I don't believe it is related to Plan B. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if no allergies and cold packs may be helpful. Bathing in Aveeno may also help. ...Read more

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Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Rash: Yeast infection is common is areas of the body that is moist like inner thighs, arm pits. See you physician. If it a yeast infection it will require antifungal topical medication and keeping the area dry. ...Read more

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Recently prescribed with nystatin 100, 000 units vaginal tab for yeast infection. What are the side effects?

Usually none: Nystatin is used to treat a vaginal yeast infection and usually has no side effects other than a slightly increased vaginal secretion flow as it clears the yeast infection. It is not always effective for a cure. Can try diflucan; requires a prescription. ...Read more

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On 7 days of diflucan for recurrent yeast infection, I'm quite dizzy sometimes from the meds, how long will it take for side effects to go away?

Verify instructions: Diflucan is not usually given for 7 days. It is usually given in one dose and then repeated in 72 hours if needed. Topical yeast medications can often be more effective and cover more types of yeast. Yeast cultures can be done to test for the type and sensitivity ...Read more

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I have what I think is a yeast infection. What's safer to take diflucan or ZPack. Worried about QT interval side effects. I do take atenolol daily. ?

I have what I think is a yeast infection. What's safer to take diflucan or ZPack. Worried about QT interval side effects. I do take atenolol daily. ?

A yeast infection is: commonly in women and refers to a yeast overgrowth in the vagina. If you are referring to a fungal infection in the groin, you would treat that with a topical agent like Lotrimen which would have no bearing on QT issues. Oral agents would not be indicated and ZPack is for bacteria not fungus. You need to see a health care provider for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I switched back to Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) to treat vaginal yeast infection because Monistat almost killed me! I had serious side effects from it. ?

I switched back to Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) to treat vaginal yeast infection because Monistat almost killed me! I had serious side effects from it. ?

Is there a question?: All medicines may have side effects. Common side effects of Monistat include headache, burning/itching/pain in the vagina or urinary opening, or lower abdominal cramps. If Gyne-Lotrimin works better for you and Monistat caused problems...avoiding Monistat is a good decision. ...Read more

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What are the Side effects of a yeast infection? I have burning, itchy, plus red & hot skin from where the hairs are. Not sexually active. & feverish

What are the Side effects of a yeast infection? I have burning, itchy, plus red & hot skin from where the hairs are. Not sexually active. & feverish

No fever...: A yeast infection can certainly cause burning, itching, red and hot skin. But it doesn't make you feverish. There may be some other reason you are feverish. I almost hate to mention it, but an initial herpes outbreak can give give you all the symptoms you mentioned including fever. It also has tiny skin ulcerations. Best wishes! ...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


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