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Recurrent Vaginal Yeast Infection
Recurrent vaginal yeast infection causing painful sex isn’t cured in spite of using gyn prescribed medicine.
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
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer? Is recurrent vaginal yeast infection one of the symptoms?
Cervical CA: Cervical cancer can be silent for a long time, or it can present with spotting or bleeding, pelvic pain, or a small mass that can be seen by the gynecologist with an instrument. Yeast infections are not typically associated with cervical neoplasia. It would be best to have a complete examination by your gynecologist if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?
I have recurrent vaginal yeast infections and their hard to treat. I want to know if 7 days of Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) will be enough?
What causes recurrent vaginal yeast infections Urine test showed glucose-absent.Took once intraconazole 400mg for one day but not cured. Age 21 virgin?
Yeast infection: This can be predisposed to by diabetes (without there being glycosuria), antibiotics taken for other reasons, immune suppression, stress, lack of sleep, illnesses, etc. Itraconazole for one day may not be adequate therapy. Discuss with your doctor and if not satisfied you may want to get a second opinion. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have to use Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) for 14 days because I have chronic and recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Will 2 weeks be enough to kill the infection?
Re-test and see: After 14 days go back to the MD and get re-tested and see if further Rx is needed. ...Read more
What causes recurrent vaginal yeast infections evn after taking intraconazole? Not sexually active. Urine test showed glucose-absent. Age 21
Yeast: Have you formally been diagnosed with the infection each time? Sometimes itraconazole might not be helpful if used repeatedly. Make sure you are gently cleaning with unscented products and rinse well. Pat dry or use hair dryer on cool. Try to not bathe (shower instead) and get out of wet/sweaty clothing ASAP. See your doctor as well to help confirm and perhaps suggest another treatment. ...Read more
Can intestinal candidiasis cause recurrent vaginal yeast infections and abnormal/painful/irregular bowel movements?
Yes: You need anti candida diet: no sugar, no flour products. Until you get better, also no fruit and no carbohydrates. Eat 1 tbsp of coconut oil with each meal. Eat lots of non starchy vegetables and enough quality protein. Consider betaine hcl with each meal, take it in the middle of the meal. Also take saccharomyces boulardi, which is the yeast against yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make sure it's yeast: Studies show that many "yeast infections" are bacterial imbalances or even normal secretions. During pregnancy, an increase in discharge is normal. It's best to have your provider do an exam to target the treatment to the correct diagnosis. During pregnancy, especially, it's best to be certain of the diagnosis. This will prevent incorrect therapy and avoid delay in identifying the true culprit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer