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How long is the incubation period for my male partner to get a yeast infection from me?

How long is the incubation period for my male partner to get a yeast infection from me?

Might be never...: If he is circumcised...Or you wisely used condoms since had concern about an infection...But even if uncircumcised / unprotected, yeast does not transmit f-->m reliably, and risk can be reduced with good personal hygiene. If "gonna happen, " should notice within a week. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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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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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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How come i always get yeast infection-like symptoms during my period?

How come i always get yeast infection-like symptoms during my period?

Hormone plays part.: Due to increase level of hormones right before period it changes the ph in the vagina and glucose content of the cell that makes the enviornment more favorable for yeast cells to thrive. So you might be having mild yeast infection cyclically as a possibility. ...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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Yeast infection every time after end of my period! what are the causes and how do I get cured?

Many different cause: Recurrent yeast can be treated. I advise you to discuss with your physician. There are many different treatment plans which can help. ...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

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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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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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Help please. Could a yeast infection treatment cause me to get my period?

Timing: Yeast infections may precede a woman's period due to hormonal changes - but that does not mean that the yeast infection caused the period to occur. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to get yeast infections right before i start my period?

Isn't it unusual to to get yeast infections right before i start my period?

It can happen: Some women have an increase in yeast infections at that time due to hormonal changes. Please see your physician if you are having recurrent yeast infections. ...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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Recently had a yeast infection to which I am clear of now. Now I just got my period (light) and I get itchy with the pads now. What is it?

Allergy to pad?: Perhaps you have become allergic to one of the ingredients present in the pad. Consider trying a different brand. On the other hand, your yeast infection might not have totally clear and the use of the pad just worsens the condition. Talk to GYN again if changing pad brand does not help. ...Read more

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Burning in my vaginia usually around the time when i'm going to get my period goes away with yeast infection medicine should I be worried?

Burning in my vaginia usually around the time when i'm going to get my period goes away with yeast infection medicine should I be worried?

Dont' worry: But if you're having infections that often you should talk to your doc. Maybe there is something else you could be doing to prevent it besides antifungal medications. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnante if my boyfriend got precum on the outside of my hole? I think i also have a yeast infection . And im about to start my period.

Can i get pregnante if my boyfriend got precum on the outside of my hole? I think i also have a yeast infection . And im about to start my period.

Possible : Sperm can come out of the penis before the main ejaculation. In addition sperm can live in the woman's reproductive tract for several days and they will make their way up into the uterus. Getting pregnant is unlikely with what you describe but it is possible. ...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


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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