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Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD for 7 months. NO bleeding. 2 days ago VERY heavy bleed (still bleeding) & thrush like symptoms. Possible cause/s? Normal or concern?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD for 7 months. NO bleeding. 2 days ago VERY heavy bleed (still bleeding) & thrush like symptoms. Possible cause/s? Normal or concern?

It is common to have: irregular bleeding in the first 3 months, sometimes heavy. However once the Mirena (levonorgestrel) has been assimilated periods become much lighter, often times disappearing altogether. This is a desirable side effect for most women. However, if you start to have menstrual flow again and it continues like a torrent for a month or 2, it is possible that your Mirena (levonorgestrel) has been dislodged. Very low likelihood but ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Need advise on thrush like symptoms and swollen vagina at base can send photo's?

Need advise on thrush like symptoms and swollen vagina at base can send photo's?

Yeast infection: It sounds like you have a yeast infections. There are many over the counter yeast creams you can by at any pharmacy. Try one. If not improved then schedule a visit with an obgyn for evaluation ...Read more

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My question was is my IgE was 388 three months ago, it is now 374 and I have had thrush-like symptoms. I was referred to a hematologist. Is it cancer?

My question was is my IgE was 388 three months ago, it is now 374 and I have had thrush-like symptoms. I was referred to a hematologist. Is it cancer?

IgE high: Not necessarily. There are many causes for high IgE. Need to narrow down the possibilities. Cancer is one possibility but so are other causes -allergies, autoimmune disease, infections, medications, etc. Might need other testing to help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Thrush like symptoms yesterday, swollen gland under ear today. Sends pain when I eat?

Thrush like symptoms yesterday, swollen gland under ear today. Sends pain when I eat?

Parotitis: You should get it checked out. Sounds like you could have an infection of the salivary gland in your cheek, the parotid gland. ...Read more

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Can drinking to much alcohol cuase thrush like symptoms in your mouth? Which looks as though you were a bit dehydrated?

Can drinking to much alcohol cuase thrush like symptoms in your mouth? Which looks as though you were a bit dehydrated?

YES: Any condition that changes the natural balance of the microbial ecosystem of the mouth can potentially be the reason for an oral thrush infection.
Poor oral hygiene, heavy smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, stress and certain medications that change the chemical balance of the mouth may have the same effect. (causing the fungus candida to grow out of control, causing infection). ...Read more

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How fungus entering into human body? And making thrush like disease?

How fungus entering into human body? And making thrush like disease?

Candida: Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida. Vaginal yeast infections is another option. The fungus (candida) is always present in the body in a balanced proportion. However, stress, medication and certain disease can disturb the balance causing thrush. ...Read more

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Why do I have a thrush like rash around my anus and I am ver and I am very clean?

Why do I have a thrush like rash around my anus and I am ver and I am very clean?

Perianal Candida: People who have recently taken antibiotics and who have diabetes are more prone to candida infections. The perianal area is particularly prone because of the moisture in the area and because a small amount of candida normally lives there. Controlling blood sugars, taking probiotics (check w/yr dr. First), wearing cotton underwear, not using bleach in washes all help. You may need some oral meds. ...Read more

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I am excreting thrush like I do when I have my period but I have been on the depo for a while is that normal?

I am excreting thrush like I do when I have my period but I have been on the depo for a while is that normal?

Maybe: Can certainly with progesterone from the depo get changes to the discharge but other causes like infections and thrush etc should be excluded. See a doctor to examine and or run tests. ...Read more

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Are there any anti fungal meds sold OTC for thrush? Like nystatin?

Are there any anti fungal meds sold OTC for thrush? Like nystatin?

Thrush: I know you have another physician's answer. But, my worry is why you are having this symptom and why you have not been to the doctor or dentist to find out why this is happening to you. I worry that there may be an underlying condition or infection that we need to diagnose. ...Read more

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Is the following an indication of hiv? Hello. My ex and I had sex a little over a month ago. She was exhibiting a thrush like rash. After we had sex it resulted in me having a similar rash. My skin on the under side of the penis turned red, flaked, th

Unlikely, see MD!: What you describe is unlikely to be hiv. Without a picture of the rash I would assume it is thrush (candida) or genital herpes. Whatever it is, it needs to be treated. Furthermore, you need to be checked for other sexually-transmitted disease that do not necessarily cause immediate symptoms, i.e. Chlamydia, syphilis and hiv, see a physician stat; if you have no regular physician go to a sti clinic. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of thrush?

What are the main symptoms of thrush?

White spots: Mainly you will see white patches on the tongue and other areas inside the mouth. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between thrush and a symptom of measles

How do I tell the difference between thrush and a symptom of measles

Measles=very sick: Patients with measles are very ill, with fever, lethargy and a rash which starts behind the ears and progresses down the body. There may be a few white dots inside the mouth. Thrush is a minor illness with white patches on the insides of the cheeks or on the tongue and lips, usually without fever or other signs of systemic illness. ...Read more

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What causes and how is thrush treated? Symptoms? Could pacifier cause this?  

What causes and how is thrush treated? Symptoms? Could pacifier cause this?  

Yeast: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth, generally in young babies in the first few months. There's white plaques on the inside of the lips, on the tongue, the sides of the mouth, and the roof. The difference between this and milk residue is the thrush doesn't brush or rinse off. It's treated with oral nystatin, an antifungal solution painted on. The pacifier can pass the yeast around. ...Read more

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What to do about oral thrush, can I hit it on the head before the symptoms start?

What to do about oral thrush, can I hit it on the head before the symptoms start?

RX NEEDED: Please have it seen and treated with an anti-fungal medication if that is the correct diagnosis.
This is more common in babies and immuno compromised adults.
Inhaled corticosteroids for asthma, used long term may also predispose to oral thrush ...Read more

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Every time my boyfriend gives me oral I get thrush. Why is this? He has no symptoms of oral thrush.

Every time my boyfriend gives me oral I get thrush. Why is this? He has no symptoms of oral thrush.

Candida colonisation: He has a fungal (candida a.) colonization of the genital area and you have probably low immune system, or taking/inhaling steroids.
Visit your doctor for an evaluation (both). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thrush?

What are the symptoms of thrush?

Looks exactly like..: Looks exactly like a layer of milk on the baby's mouth and tongue, except it does not come off with gentle rubbing. And it does not count if it is only on the top of the tongue; a thrush-like white layer is normal there. On the edges of the tongue, inner cheeks, and inner lips, it isn't normal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral thrush?

What are the symptoms of oral thrush?

White spots: The back of the mouth or tongue may have white plaques. One may have pain or difficulty with swallowing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral thrush?

White plaques: White fuzzy-looking areas on tongue and/or cfheek that cannot be pulled or washed off. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of oral thrush?

White patches: The white patches are very obvious and can only be removed with difficulty and bleeding. It is caused by a yeast called Candida Albicans and requires a prescription treatment from your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Oral thrush. How do I treat it before the symptoms start?

Oral thrush. How do I treat it before the symptoms start?

Nystatin: Take nystatin. It works quite well. If there is throat pain then fluconazole is a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you get oral thrush and what are the symptoms?

I need to know how do you get oral thrush and what are the symptoms?

Oral Thrush: Caused by yeast called candida or monilia, common in neonates from contact in birth canal. Lesions are white plaques covering oral, pharyngeal mucosa, tongue, inner lips and cheeks. When removed rubbing, raw beefy mucosa with pinpoint bleeding seen. Discomfort may cause feeding problem in infants. Other causes: myelo-suppressive therapy, immunodeficiency, endocrine diseases, antibiotic use, etc. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of oral thrush to appear?

Unknown: The yeast that produces oral thrush is around us everywhere & ends up as 5%+ of the dry weight of poo. It is likely planted into the oral cavity repeatedly by infant fingers & swallowed. It may find the lush environment of babies mouth a happy place to stay & attach to the inner cheeks, feeding off the sugar in babies feeds. No clear starting point means no clear "incubation" period. ...Read more

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Is there an association between oral thrush and bladder symptoms?

Not directly, but: There is one possibility. If you have bladder infections and are being treated with antibiotics, you may develop oral candidiasis. This is possible with any antibiotic regimen. ...Read more

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Is oral thrush in hiv an early symptom stage or later symptom stage?

Is oral thrush in hiv an early symptom stage or later symptom stage?

Late, usually: Usually a sign of late infection, i.e. overt AIDS, usually several years after catching HIV. It can occur in early HIV, but usually does not. In either recent or longstanding HPV, thrush is never the only symptom. Also, most coated tongue and other white patches in the mouth are not thrush. See a doctor if you have symptoms you are concerned about. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more