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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
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
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
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
I took my yeast infection meds this morning along with my bc. I just threw up and it was light green. I did not eat breakfast could this be the reason?
Could be: Will be helpful to know which particular pills you took ...Read more
I get yeast infections all the time rather my blood sugar is high or low could there be another reason i get them 2-3 times a month?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Normal pap 2 yrs back.did pap today.doc told inflammed cervix.being treated for yeast infection.will pap test be normal?reason for inflammed cervix?
Probably normal: Presence of a Pap failing to reveal malignant cells but rather showing inflamed cells not definitive for dx. Inflammation common from yeast and HPV but neither tells Ca or not. Pap stain only 60% accurate in defining premalignant cells so after infection clears, HPV to be tested and periodic repeat Paps needed. New test looking for squamous antigen being developed and is 100% accurate in dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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