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Can sex cause vaginal yeast infection in pregnancy and is there any link between yeast infection tablets and upper leg pain?

Can sex cause vaginal yeast infection in pregnancy and is there any link between yeast infection tablets and upper leg pain?

Yeast infection: Vaginal yeast infections are more common in pregnancy because of the hormonal changes and are not usually caused by sex. The back strain of pregnancy caused by the compensation for your center of gravity shifting can result in pain in the upper leg. This is not caused by medicines used for yeast infections. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can I have a sexual life while I have vaginal yeast infection, using a condom?

Can I have a sexual life while I have vaginal yeast infection, using a condom?

Might be unpleasant : For your peace of mind ... And your partner... Just get it check by your md.. Easily treatable and cured! you might have dyspareunia or painful uncomfortable sex ... Gets very awkward too ! regards and safe sex always! ...Read more

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If I have a vaginal yeast infection can I put neosporin or coconut oil to stop the itch?

If I have a vaginal yeast infection can I put neosporin or coconut oil to stop the itch?

NEITHER!: You should be receiving SPECIFIC anti-yeast medication vaginally prescribed by your GYNECOLOGIST if OTC preparations are not working! Neosporin is for BACTERIAL SKIN infections and COCONUT OIL is a "folk" remedy at best! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I use any baby diaper cream for the irritating itch and discomfort from my own vaginal yeast infection?

Yes, but...: Depending on the ingredients in the diaper cream, it may help the area feel better, but may not clear the yeast infection, unless it contains an anti-fungal component. If it keeps the area too moist, it could actually make a yeast infection worse. ...Read more

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If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?

If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?

Many things: Frequency of urination can be a manifestation of many medical conditions. Vaginal yeast infections will seldom do that without associated burning on urination. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection and I scratched now I have cuts is there anything I can use to heal the cuts that doesn't burn? Like neosporin?

I have a vaginal yeast infection and I scratched now I have cuts is there anything I can use to heal the cuts that doesn't burn? Like neosporin?

Yeast fissures: Yeast itself can result in superficial fissures ("cuts"), which can start with trauma from scratching. But the problem is the yeast itself, not an infection that would respond to neosporin or any other cream. Just continue your yeast treatment; they will heal quickly. But ask your doctor or clinic about alternate treatment if all yeast symptoms aren't clearing up after 5-6 days. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection & started taking cranberry gummies everyday 500 mg. For how long is it safe to take this much? It's a pack of 72.

Won't hurt or help: Cranberry products have no effect in curing or preventing yeast infections. It was once thought cranberry could help treat or prevent bacterial urinary tract infection, but that has been disproved. The gummies won't do any harm (assuming you're not diabetic, if they have real sugar), but they also won't help your yeast infection. Use an "azole" product, or check with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more