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Will My Yeast Infections Cause Complications During Labor
Would get rid of it: I recommend getting rid of the yeast infection before. Generally, vaginal infections don't cause serious complications. In pregnant women, however, both bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis have been associated with premature deliveries and low birth weight babies. Women with trichomoniasis or bacterial vaginosis are also at a greater risk of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more
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
I have had bv and yeast infection haven't started any treatment yet. Can this cause stillborn or early labor? 26weeks pregnant
Take the treatment: Knowing you are pregnant, your doctor would not have prescribed treatment unless s/he believed it would be safe for the pregnancy and your baby. In fact, the opposite is true: BV itself risks premature labor and other complications. Take the treatment as prescribed, or contact your doctor if you still have questions about it. ...Read more
Mild yeast infection starting meds. I am 38wks pregnant, I was wondering if the yeast infection medicine would bother my baby if I went into labor?
Yeast Infection: During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. If left untreated, yeast infections can pass to your baby's mouth during delivery. This is called "thrush" and is effectively treated with nystatin. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
If my yeast infection isn't gone by the time I give labor what will happen? : (im 34 weeks pregnant!
I am concerned: You are 30 weeks and high risk, you need to be comfortable sending any and all questions to your doctor or midwife. This is a good question here but a risk this is not yeast. Any uncertainty is unacceptable in your situation. If anyone at the other end of the phone acts annoyed with your questions that is their problem, not yours. Call all questions in to your provider from here on out! Good luck. ...Read more
30 weeks pregnant high risk for preterm labor and have been put on strict bed rest. Can I use at home treatment for a yeast infection?
Call your Doctor: You are 30 weeks and high risk, you need to be comfortable sending any and all questions to your doctor or midwife. This is a good question here but a risk this is not yeast. Any uncertainty is unacceptable in your situation. If anyone at the other end of the phone acts annoyed with your questions that is their problem, not yours. Call all questions in to your provider from here on out! Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks pregnant. I have a yeast infection & I'm using teraconazole vaginal cream. What if I start to dilate? Is it safe? What if I into labor? I'm experiencing first time pelvic pain & soreness. It's first night on the cream
Hi, I am 38 weeks pregnant and diagnosed with yeast infection, can it effect the baby (normal delivery if I go into labour before my medication ends?
Hav yeast infection (swollen red itchy bumps on legs arms n butt)after childbirth. Can it b a sign of diabetes. Wht can b other reason fr the prblm?
Probably not yeast: These are not the typical sites for yeast infection and thus it is likely from something else. Pregnancy itself can be associated with unusual skin rash which should subside within 30 days after delivery. If the problem persists and not helped by topical cortisone, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?
Yeast infection: These are quite common in pregnant women particularly during the second trimester. During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more
It could cause: Vaginal and vulvar irritation and burning but not pain inside the pelvis, if the pain is inside teh eplvis could be due to many different etiologies so see your gyn for a workup. ...Read more
When you say yeast infection are you referring to vaginitis? If so, it is very unlikely indeed that it will spread or involve other parts of the body.
Antibiotics, Steroids, Diabetes, these are risk factors. Even severe cases are usually cured by treatment with fluconazole tablets up to two weeks in the most severe cases. ...Read more
I held in my urine for 7.5 hours during a plane flight and bus ride and car ride while traveling to Denver Co. Can this cause a UTI? What urinary problems can this cause? I have a yeast infection now
What could be the cause of occasional but intense vaginal itching during ovulation (not yeast infection). Heavy flow.
Could a tilted uterus cause vaginal burning and pain during sex I have never had an underlying STD just bacterial vaginitis and yeast infection?
See answer: ~20% of females born in the U.S. Have a tipped/tilted uterus which simply means that the uterus is not in a normal up and down placement but tipped forward or back in comparison to where it should be aligned. Though usually asymptomatic, it may be associated with pain during sex or menstruation. Vaginal burning unassociated with sex would not be a typical symptom. Gynecologist can provide answer. ...Read more
Skin breakdown: Not exactly 'normal, ' but not uncommon--need to be careful as can get second, bacterial infection to skin from these new entry points. If no allergies, can use topical triple antibiotic ointment once/twice daily as a 'moisturizer' to those areas until improving, or contact your dr. For further advice. ...Read more
Yes: Certainly can contribute.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not directly: Yeast from the stool will readily move into and establish an infection on irritated skin. If the preservatives or chemicals in the wipe aggravate an existing irritated area, it might allow yeast to take hold. Home made wipes using baby oil and paper towels can avoid this when used on irritated skin. ...Read more
Yes: Be treated at the same time and avoid intercourse until resolved. ...Read more
Vaginal yeast: Nuvaring won't cause yeast, but any vaginal manipulation could trigger it -- for example, if your ring was recently inserted. There are several effective over the counter vaginal meds for yeast. Look for active ingredient ending in "azole". All work well; choose based on cost and convenience. But get care first if any doubt about the diagnosis. For example, vaginal discharge usually isn't yeast. ...Read more
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