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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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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 more

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Why do I get a yeast infection after sex?

Why do I get a yeast infection after sex?

Definitely yeast?: Are you sure it's a yeast infection? You may need to get checked to see if it's something else. You don't get yeast infections from sex. You have yeast in the vagina, but it it suppressed by your vagina's normal bacterial flora. If something happens to the normal bacteria, yeast will then overgrow, causing symptoms. Probiotics, such as yogurt, can replenish the normal bacteria. Don't douche. ...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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Why do I get ayeast infection during everyperiod?

Why do I get ayeast infection during everyperiod?

Hormone levels: You are more prone to yeast infections when hormones fluctuate and when immune system is depressed. Often women find they get them right before their period due to these fluctuations. If you are having recurrent yeast infections, then you have to treat aggressively. I suggest seeing a physician for an extended course of anti-fungal medication. And support your immune system with botanicals. ...Read more

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I have before UTI (fungal infection).. Me and my husband try to get pregnant over a year .. But nothing .. I want to know why?

I have before UTI (fungal infection).. Me and my husband try to get pregnant over a year .. But nothing .. I want to know why?

See your doctor: In order to know more about why you and your husband have had difficulty getting pregnant, you need to have an evaluation by your ob/gyn doctor. There are many causes of difficulty getting pregnant and these need to be looked into before a cause can be determined. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Why do I have a yeast infection every month after sex?

Why do I have a yeast infection every month after sex?

Innoculation: It's probably due to repeated innoculation or incomplete treatment. If it persistes, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get a vaginal infection every time I have sex?

Why do I get a vaginal infection every time I have sex?

Unusual situation: You need to see your gynecologists for evaluation, treatment and followup after completing treatment. In general having intercourse should not cause problems. Try using condoms. ...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 have my period, an UTI and a yeast infection. What do I do?

Oh no: Sorry to hear that - three things at once. Well, see your doctor - you definitely need an antibiotic for the UTI - the period won't matter. As for yeast infection, your doctor may place you on an oral antifungal but may also wait until your UTI clears - some antibiotics are affected by antifungals. Regarding the period, the usual therapy. ...Read more

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Im going to the gyno to get my first peapsmear.my pH is high I have a fishy smell. Can I stil do a peapsmear or do I have to wait til my pH regulates?

Im going to the gyno to get my first peapsmear.my pH is high I have a fishy smell. Can I stil do a peapsmear or do I have to wait til my pH regulates?

Yes: You can still have a gynecological exam, and you should have one with these symptoms as you may have an infection that needs to be treated. Keep your appointment that you have scheduled and discuss these symptoms with the doctor as well. Take care. ...Read more

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What shall I do if I have a yeast infection in my vagina?

What shall I do if I have a yeast infection in my vagina?

Monstat: You can start with over the counter monostat. Avoid tight fitted clothing, take probiotics, change out of wet clothes immediately, and do not douche. If infection persists, consult you doctor for stronger treatment and to confirm yeast infection. ...Read more

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I started to have the urge to go pee today I've been having unprotected sex iam trying to get pregnant could it be a sign of pregnancy or do I have a UTI again and if itsa UTI why do I keep getting it?

I started to have the urge to go pee today I've been having unprotected sex iam trying to get pregnant could it be a sign of pregnancy or do I have a UTI again and if itsa UTI why do I keep getting it?

Get a urine test.: Frequent urination can be a symptom of the first trimester of pregnancy but if this very early on, it's more likely an infection. Some women are very prone to urinary infections associated with sexual activity, due to the increased bacteria around the urethral area during sex. It's important to have this caught and treated early if in fact this is what is going on. ...Read more

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My synthoms of my yeast infection mimic a UTI do I need to wait until my yeast infection clears up before i get an antibiotic?

My synthoms of my yeast infection mimic a UTI do I need to wait until my yeast infection clears up before i get an antibiotic?

Candidial vaginitis: Symptoms mimicking UTI may not be uti. Antibiotic should not be taken if it not proven UTI . When you have yeast infection you scratch in the area which abrades the mucosa and causes burning sensations when urine falls on it. So urine analysis should be done to confirm UTI before taking repeated dose of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I haven't had sex in a month and I have a uti. Why did i get it? How can I get rid of it fast?

I haven't had sex in a month and I have a uti. Why did i get it? How can I get rid of it fast?

Uti: In women utis are common due to the short track of the urethra. To prevent them make sure you drink lots of water. Cranberry pills keep bacteria from sticking to the walls of your bladder - so in some cases taking 2 pills 3 times daily with tons of water can knock an infection out however if your symptoms do not improve you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I think I have yeast infection. I don't know what to do. My choices are going to the doctor or buying some cream. What should I do? My vagina itches and it's begining to swell up. I had it for about 3 days.

If : If a patient has a yeast infection, then it usually has white or cheesy discharge, the vagina appears to have white dots/spots on it, and it is very itchy. There are over the counter treatments available for treatment; either suppositories or cream can safely treat a yeast infection. If the patient has any concern about sexually-transmitted infections causing infection, these infections usually have yellow or green discharge, and the patient often has pain and fever, then the patient must have a medical evaluation. To prevent yeast infections, use cotton underwear only (not nylon), avoid hot baths, and decrease sugary drinks/snacks in the diet. ...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


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more