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Recurrent vaginal yeast infection causing painful sex isn’t cured in spite of using gyn prescribed medicine.

Recurrent vaginal yeast infection causing painful sex isn’t cured in spite of using gyn prescribed medicine.

Yeast infection: My advise would be make sure you do not have any underlying condition like elevated blood sugar( diabetes mellitus) as a cause for recurrent fungal(yeast) infection. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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What are the symptoms of cervical cancer? Is recurrent vaginal yeast infection one of the symptoms?

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 more

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How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?

How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?

Probiotics: Our body has more good bacteria than normal cells. Antibiotics destroy the bad as well as these good bacteria. If you have to take antibiotics for life (i have never heard of that for rf) then you must take high quality high dose probiotics. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Can intestinal candidiasis cause recurrent vaginal yeast infections and abnormal/painful/irregular bowel movements?

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 more

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What medication can I take during pregnancy to help reduce recurrent vaginal yeast infections?

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 more

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I went to the doctor and apparently I have another UTI which is recurrent and a vaginal yeast infection. Why do I keep getting uti?

Sex difference.: Women have shorter urethra and less antibodies encountered by the bacteria as they enter so women have more recurrent infections. If it is too often, still your doctor has to find out why. Voice your concern. Yeast infection can occur after antibiotics as we also kill all the good bacteria and allow the yeast to overgrow there. ...Read more

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Advice regarding vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast infections: 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) ...Read more

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How should you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

How should you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Medication options.: There are several options of therapy for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are available without a prescription. If symptoms do not resolve with therapy be sure to see a doctor to evaluate additional options and treatments. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

Discharge/itching: Most vaginal yeast (candida) infections are associated with a discharge, and or itching and sometimes frequent and/or uncomfortable urination. Some have a whitish, "cottage cheese-like" discharge. Hyphae (branhing from the yeast can sometimes been seen on a smear from a vaginal swab. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Rx for moderate case: If the symptoms are mild, it may resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

YES IT CAN: Yes it is possible as yeast can spread anywhere it is moist and dark including anus, but not that common. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection make me tired?

Can a vaginal yeast infection make me tired?

Not usually: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...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