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Why do I get a yeast infection a week before each period?

Why do I get a yeast infection a week before each period?

PH changes: The pH of the vagina can change for a variety of reasons. To prevent yeast infections and bacterial overgrowths as a result, take a good probiotic daily. Natren makes gy-na-tren, which my patients really like. Read more at: http://www.Drfinke.Com/2011/08/11/bacteria-and-your-body-its-a-good-thing/. ...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 get a yeast infection the week after my period.?

How come i get a yeast infection the week after my period.?

Predisposing Factors: Pregnancy, diabetes, use of broad spectrum antibiotics and steroids can predispose you to yeast infections but the risks can also be increased with occlusive clothing, heat and moisture. Make sure to avoid all these and have your blood sugar checked. ...Read more

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Why would I always get a yeast infection one week before my period every month?

Very possible: About 1 in 10 women will experience recurrent vaginal yeast infections. They usually become symptomatic about the same time each cycle. It is very east to treat and suppress that problem but it requires a prescription. See your doctor or sign up for a consult her at HealthTap for treatment options. ...Read more

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If you only a week or few days pregnant on your period starts the week after and you get a yeast infection what to do ?

If you have your: Period - that would mean that you aren't pregnant. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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I got yeast infection last month and received treatment then I got my period. Now three weeks after almost getting my period I get yeast infection symptoms again. What do I do since I am not comfortable going to the doctor again for treatment. Should I ju

Recurrent yeast: If symptoms are the same as last time, it should be OK to re-treat yourself with an over-the-counter yeast medication like miconazole, terconazole, etc (a pharmacist can advise you). But if it recurs again, you'll need medical evaluation for things that predispose to yeast, especially diabetes. Antibiotics can trigger yeast as well. And other infections (like STDs) can mimic yeast symptoms. ...Read more

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Ok for the past maybe year I get a yeast infection every time before my period. Why do I keep getting reoccurring yeast infections?

Recurrent yeast: Make sure the diagnosis is correct. Other things can mimic yeast. If it's yeast, such frequent symptoms are not due to new infection each time, but flare-up of a continuing infection. Talk to your doc to confirm the diagnosis. If confirmed, ask about a prescription for fluconazole (Diflucan) pills. Taking it once a week usually is highly effective in preventing recurring yeast symptoms. ...Read more

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I get a yeast infection EVERY month about 9 days before my period. Why? How can I prevent this? FYI: Have paragard, not HBC.

Fluconazole?: Make sure the diagnosis of recurrent yeast has been confirmed by your doctor and, if so, that you have been checked for underlying health problems that can cause it, especially diabetes. If recurrent yeast is confirmed, usually outbreaks can be prevented by taking fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth once a week. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I always get a yeast infection before i come on my period itching and white stuff?

I always get a yeast infection before i come on my period itching and white  stuff?

Maybe not yeast: The hormonal changes that can occur before the period starts can cause vaginal discharge. It may cause itching & white discharge, if over-the-counter treatments with -azole medications fix the problem it is fine. It not then you may need exam, could be bacterial vaginosis, and may need a different treatment. ...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