Top
30
Doctor insights on: Sex Yeast Infection

Share
1

1
Can too much frequent sex cause yeast infection?

Can too much frequent sex cause yeast infection?

Intercourse is a: Contributor to yeast infection, but frequency is a personal preference. One person's often is another's rare. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
9 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can sex cause yeast infection or the usage of different soaps?

Can sex cause yeast infection or the usage of different soaps?

Not usually: Yeast infection is caused by Candida Albicans species and usually associated with antibiotic use or contraceptives use. Responds to Fluconazole and intravaginal antifungals. ...Read more

4

4
How long do I wait to have sex after yeast infection?

How long do I wait to have sex after yeast infection?

Yeast ; sex: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

6

6
Painful burning sensation during sex after yeast infection treatment. Is this normal? No other symptoms present. How long does it usually take?

Painful burning sensation during sex after yeast infection treatment. Is this normal? No other symptoms present. How long does it usually take?

Depends: It may not be yeast. It might be an infection like BV or trichomoniasis. It could also be that your yeast infection wasn't treated completely. Would see your physician ...Read more

7

7
I've been having vaginal discomfort for a month. Slight burning and itching plus irritation during sex. Used yeast infection med with no improvement?

I've been having vaginal discomfort for a month. Slight burning and itching plus irritation during sex. Used yeast infection med with no improvement?

Resistant yeast?: A few percent of vaginal yeast infections are caused by yeasts resistant to the usual treatments with "azole" drugs (miconazole, clotrimazole, fluconazole, etc). Or maybe you have something other than yeast. It's time to see a doctor for professional diagnosis and perhaps a prescription for non-azole treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

11

11
Could sex cause frequent yeast infection?

Could sex cause frequent yeast infection?

It can contribute: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

12

12
Can sex during a yeast infection push the infection further inside the women how dangerous is this?

Can sex during a yeast infection push the infection further inside the women how dangerous is this?

Not dangerous: A yeast infection might make intercourse more uncomfortable for you (burning, itching, swelling) it's not dangerous. If it doesn't bother you, don't worry. If you use vaginal cream, this might also treat your partner if affected. Take care. ...Read more

13

13
Would if be okay to have sex with a yeast infection?

Would if be okay to have sex with a yeast infection?

Wait: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

16

16
Can you have sex with a yeast infection?

Yes: Many women have an overgrowth of yeast and have no symptoms - with or without having sex. Often sexual intercourse is quite painful when a woman does have a yeast infection. ...Read more

17

17
Can you have sex with an yeast infection?

Can you have sex with an yeast infection?

Yes: Yes, but it might be uncomfortable and/or take longer for it to go away. ...Read more

18

18
Is it okay to have sex after the yeast infection has cleared up?

Is it okay to have sex after the yeast infection has cleared up?

Yes: If both partners have been treated and are no longer symptomatic, then yes. Use birth control and protect against further infection. All the best. ...Read more

19

19
How long should you wait to have sex after a yeast infection?

How long should you wait to have sex after a yeast infection?

Symptoms gone: Once the itching and irritation of a yeast infection are gone it is fine to have sex again. You can actually have sex while you still have a yeast infection - it will be uncomfortable though. If you do have sex while you are taking vaginal medication for yeast, don't have sex right after you've put the medication in, or it will get wiped out of the vagina and won't treat you. ...Read more

20

20
What can be attributed to a slight vaginal pain surrounding sex and reoccurring yeast infection?

What can be attributed to a slight vaginal pain surrounding sex and reoccurring yeast infection?

Depends: Causes depend on age, medical conditions, weight, diabetic status, orientation of the uterus etc etc. Tell me these things about yourself and then I will tell you what specifically may be causing these problems. ...Read more

21

21
Is it possible to have sex after curing yeast infection? What are the signs or symptoms that the yeast has already gone?

Is it possible to have sex after curing yeast infection? What are the signs or symptoms that the yeast has already gone?

Rely on symptoms: Most yeast infections are not aquired from partners. Once your symptoms have cleared up, there is no problem having sex again. If new symptoms appear, recheck with your doctor. Otherwise don't worry about it. (It is normal for women to carry yeasts in the vagina. Treatment is needed only when they cause symptoms.) ...Read more

22

22
How soon can I have sex after a yeast infection?

How soon can I have sex after a yeast infection?

Yeast Infection: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

23

23
How soon can you have sex after a yeast infection?

How soon can you have sex after a yeast infection?

Yeast infections.: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

24

24
Want to have sex but have yeast infection. How can I get around this?

Want to have sex but have yeast infection. How can I get around this?

May cause pain: If your vaginal tissues are already red, tender or painful - the penile friction is likely to make it more uncomfortable. Maybe it would be best to hold off on vaginal intercourse until your tissues have healed more and you have completed your course of treatment. You have potential to infect your partner. ...Read more

25

25
Any ideas if I can have sex after a yeast infection?

Any ideas if I can have sex after a yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: Hold off on having vaginal intercourse until your course of treatment is complete and you no longer have redness, itching or burning of vulva. ...Read more

26

26
Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to have unprotected sex after a yeast infection?

Anytime: Technically speaking, yeast infections aren't classified as stds, so you don't pass it on to your partner during intercourse. However, yeast infections may cause vulvovaginal symptoms which are quite uncomfortable. Therefore, as long as you are feeling better and improved, it would be up to you when to engage in sex again. Fyi: some vag yeast meds may cause a condom to break down & fail. ...Read more

27

27
When is it safe to have sex after a yeast infection?

When is it safe to have sex after a yeast infection?

Symptoms gone: Once the itching and irritation of a yeast infection are gone it is fine to have sex again. You can actually have sex while you still have a yeast infection - it will be uncomfortable though. If you do have sex while you are taking vaginal medication for yeast, don't have sex right after you've put the medication in, or it will get wiped out of the vagina and won't treat you. ...Read more

28

28
Is it bad to have sex with a yeast infection even if you use a condom?

Not necessarily: Many women with a yeast infection will have painful intercourse. But some women will not have any symptoms in spite of an overgrowth of yeast in the vagina. ...Read more

29

29
Me & gf had sex. She got yeast infection after. She's never had one nor have i.We used protection. Over year for both since last sexual intercourse. Why?

Me & gf had sex. She got yeast infection after. She's never had one nor have i.We used protection. Over year for both since last sexual intercourse. Why?

Irritation: Yeast is a very common organism and exists all around us looking for an opportunity to take advantage. Intercourse, and resultant friction is one such opportunity. Other risk factors, diabetes, obesity, state of hygeine. If intimacy occurs immediately after one or both have worked out in gym clothes, yeast will be present.
So why is a hard question, . ...Read more

30

30
Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Sure: If you were having pain in the vagina it may still be uncomfortable; if you used a vaginal cream preparation it may be messy, but nothing - other than if you feel ready - to stop you from having sex. ...Read more

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


Find us on Facebook