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Why does my wife continue to get yeast infections? Is my semen feeding the yeast?

Why does my wife continue to get yeast infections?  Is my semen feeding the yeast?

It's all about pH: Remember acid/base balance? The normal pH of a woman's vagina is 4.0. The pH of semen is 8.0 and of menstrual blood is 7.4. This is one of the questions i want to ask god when i meet him. A woman's vagina can be a petri dish for infections. Yeast is common but bacterial vaginal infections are 10x more common due to the above referenced pH imbalance. ...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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My husband is an alcoholic, I've noticed that every time we have sex I get a yeast infection. Can he have excessive build up of yeast and pass the infection to me through his semen? I have waited for months before I have sex and as soon as I do, two days

My husband is an alcoholic, I've noticed that every time we have sex I get a yeast infection. Can he have excessive build up of yeast and pass the infection to me through his semen? I have waited for months before I have sex and as soon as I do, two days

You are a carrier?: Yeast generally is not transmitted between sex partners. More likely, you carry it in your vagina and physical contact or mild irritation from sex triggers symptoms. Maybe try staying ahead of it with once weekly OTC fluconazole (Diflucan®). If it doesn't work, see gyn to confirm the diagnosis and make sure no underlying problem like diabetes. This has nothing to do w/ husband's alcohol problem. ...Read more

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I have HPV & i get BV & yeast infections too often! i mostly notice the BV after intercourse with husband. Is it his semen causing this along with hpv?

I have HPV & i get BV & yeast infections too often! i mostly notice the BV after intercourse with husband. Is it his semen causing this along with hpv?

Bacterial vaginosis: The skin on your husband's penis may be colonized with the bacteria causing your BV and he can be reinfecting you. If he uses an antibacterial cream regularly until you are free of symptoms that might help to solve this. This will not relate to the hpv. ...Read more

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Can a male yeast infection cause thick gelatinous semen and very easily irritated redness under tip of penis?

Can a male yeast infection cause thick gelatinous semen and very easily irritated redness under tip of penis?

No & Yes: Yeast infection can cause skin irritation and redness. It does not usually change semen--that would more likely be a second infection (often occur in multiples)--possibly STD/STI if any risk. Recommend getting tested by your Dr or at Urgent Care. ...Read more

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Help please! is actimel good to get rid of a yeast infection or does the sugar feed it?

Help please! is actimel good to get rid of a yeast infection or does the sugar feed it?

It may help in some: It is claimed that it is helpful and may help some and used by some, but not always effective. ...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