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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Innoculation: It's probably due to repeated innoculation or incomplete treatment. If it persistes, see your family doctor. ...Read more
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
Yes: One should have nothing to do with the other. ...Read more
Each time my boyfriend and I have intercourse, i get a bladder infection a few days later. What would cause this?
Sex and UTI's: You have what is know as "honeymoon cystitis". You should urinate after you finish having sex in an attempt to avoid your uti's. A woman's urethra is shorter than a man's so bacteria can travel to the bladder easier in a woman. Once you urinate, the bacteria go into the toilet with your urine. Good luck. ...Read more
Do I have to take a pregnancy test when my period is about to come or maybe a week before my period?
When period is due: Urine pregnancy test measure presence of a hormone called human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg). This hormone is produced by the placenta shortly after the embryo attaches to the uterine lining and builds up rapidly in your body in the first few days of pregnancy. This typically occurs 2 weeks after conception so it is recommended that you wait until at least one day after you miss your period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES/NO: Pregnancy has been documented from exposure on any day of a woman's cycle, including during menses. That said, it is more likely mid-cycle,particularly for those with regular patterns. Proper condom use (size, application before any intercourse) reduces pregnancy risk below 1%. Intercourse before condom application permits enough sperm leakage to start a pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after ending a "twice a day for seven days" bacterial vagnosis antibiotic should I wait to have sex? Or can I have sex right away?
See answer: You can have sex after taking the full course, but be cautious that the bacterial infection was not caused by your partner infecting you, as you do not want to keep getting the same infection if your partenr is infected. Depending on what infection you had, he may need to be treated too. ...Read more
Is it possible that a woman can ovulate a week before her period bc I notice that I tend to ovulate twice a month. A week before my period and after ?
No: that is not possible. A woman ovulates 14 days before her period starts, every cycle. ...Read more
Could you have a period the first month of a pregnancy? If not then why do I get so nauseated at times.
My period is a week early, I take the pill and sometimes get spotting. I will get a period in a week, it's happened before. What does this mean ?
OCP's: Did you take it later or miss any pills? The pills are so low dose that missing a pill often leads to break through bleeding. ...Read more
Likely normal: You are just passing old blood. This is common and very unlikely to be of any concern. However, if continuing then speak with your md about it. ...Read more
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
PH imbalances: Yeast or BV infections occur when the vaginal ph changes from it's normal slightly acidic range of 4-4.5. Antibiotics, stress, dietary changes, certain medications can disrupt this balance.This can allow the normal populations of yeast or gardnerella bacteria to overproliferate and cause yeast or bv. Some women have luck using nutritional supplements with acidophilus, probiotics, garlic. ...Read more
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