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I am a female where do yeast infections come from ? Sex ? can my boyfriend constantly ejaculate in me be the reason I have one now ? Is it a std?

I am a female where do yeast infections come from ? Sex ? can my boyfriend constantly ejaculate in me be the reason I have one now ? Is it a std?

Yeast: The cause of yeast infections is always close by. About 5% of the dry weight of your poo is yeast, and spores are in the environment.You ingest them occasionally from contaminated fingers. Women have more yeast issues than men because their anal opening is so close to their vagina, and chance contamination from wiping occurs. Anal followed by vaginal sex is a set up for frequent infections. ...Read more

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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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How come I have a yeast infection?

How come I have a yeast infection?

Possible reasons: 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

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Can the yeast infection come back?

Recurrent infection: Some women do experience recurrent yeast infections. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting yeast infections?

I don't know.: 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

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How come you think I have such frequent yeast infections?

How come you think I have such frequent yeast infections?

Yeast sites vary: Yeast infections usually occur in the oral passages, vagina, foreskin and penis, and in the skin where there are creases( armpits, groin, breasts). Taking antibiotics kills the good bacteria allowing the yeast to grow. High blood sugar and taking cortisone type medications also favor yeast growth. Yeast can be transmitted during sexual actvity as well. Warm moist areas favor yeast growth. ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection come back 2 weeks after first one?

That is possible.: 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

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How long does it take for yeast infection test results to come back after being tested?

How long does it take for yeast infection test results to come back after being tested?

Veryquickly: A clinical diagnosis of a yeast infection can be made by physical exam. If the clinic is equipped, a diagnosis can be made on the same visit by microscopic examination of a scaling. A culture-proven confirmation can be made as quickly as within a day, depending on the burden of infection ...Read more

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How come i suffer from yeast infection every month?

Contact your doctor.: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infections to come back every 5 months?

Try a new diet: Some women are just prone to yeast infections. You need to wear cotton undies, not just cotton in the crotch. You need to shower after you work out. There is a diet in a book called the yeast connection which can be very helpful. It is perfectly safe to use over the counter anti yeast medication like monistat whenever you get a yeast infection. The 7 night works best. ...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