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What is a reason for reacurring yeast infections?

What is a reason for reacurring yeast infections?

Bad luck: A vaginal yeast infection is common after taking antibioics, however 1 out of 10 women, at some time, will experience recurrent vaginal yeast infections for no apparent reason (hence the bad luck). The recurrences typically come at the same time during the menstrual cycle. Those patients can usually be managed with treatment and suppression (usually for six months) with good results. ...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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What r some reason for recurring yeast infections?

Many possibilities: Hmmm . . . 27yo. Male or female? I can't tell and "flower" avatar is pretty vague. Where is yeast infection? Any alteration in immune system can increase risk for yeast infections. Diabetes & HIV are prime examples. Long-term high dose steroids, too. Even inhaled steroids can increase risk of thrush (yeast infection in mouth). Antibiotics can throw off vaginal balance & lead to yeast infection. ...Read more

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What is the reason behind why i keep getting yeast infections?

What is the reason behind why i keep getting yeast infections?

See your gyn.: 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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I'm 16 going on 17 and i keep gettin yeast infections, is there a reason why i keep getting them? I have good hygiene& i'm not sexually active

Diabetes mellitus: Diabetes mellitus, common type of diabetes leading to high blood sugars, can increase your risk for yeast infections. Go see your doctor. Of course, this assumes your doctor diagnosed your yeast infections as there are many causes of vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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I had cryosurgery 2 weeks ago and now i meet my doctor and she told me that I have yeast infection.I can't understand the reason!can you help me?

From an imbalance: Perhaps you were given antibiotics at the time of the procedure? That may affect the normal 'flora' that live in the vagina-such that now yeast has been allowed to grow. The doc must have 'seen' yeast in order to tell you this information. Yeast infections can range from mild to severe. I would go back to the doc and ask more questions to help you get the answers you need. Good your case is mild. ...Read more

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My vagina is itchy and gives burning senstation and also frequent urge to urinate. What can be the reason ? Is it yeast infection ?

Yes / infection: Yes, you most likely have an infection. Most likely yeast, but could be bacterial. Simple tests can confirm. You will need to see a physician. ...Read more

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I got treated for both a uti and yeast infection about 2 weeks ago. Had intercourse for the first time in a few weeks and after when I went to the bathroom it stung bad when I wiped around my vaginal opening. I'm not sure what the reasoning would be.

See remark: You had a double infection...vaginal yeast inf. and bladder infection.. perhaps it may take longer to "heal" provided the antibiotic was effective My simple remedy for Vaginal infection:Douche with baking powder1/2 teaspoon in cup of warm water for few days...It sootheds the vaginal lining.Good Luck ...Read more

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Most common reason for vaginal itching besides std's or a yeast infection?

Most common reason for vaginal itching besides std's or a yeast infection?

Allergies: often times some women will have an allergy or a skin sensitivity to new underwear or pads that have an irritant. ...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