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Yeast Infection After Hysterectomy
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
Why do I get so many uti's and yeast infections after my hysterectomy last year? I have had many of them this year.
Following reasons:: Will lose protective effects of estrogen on bladder & urethral lining if ovaries were removed with uterus similar to, or might be actual, menopause. Otherwise need to urinate after sex, shower rather than bathe, avoid constipation & non-cotton or thong underwear. Spread thighs when urinating to avoid vaginal trapping of urine. Have sufficient fluid intake to urinate avery 3 hours or so.
Is it possible to use an over-the-counter medicine to treat a yeast infection if I have had a hysterectomy?
Yes: Yes. If over the counter meds don’t work that would be a reason to see your physician.
I had a hysterectomy and feel pain, bloating and have severe yeast infection that OTC did not treat. Is my cervix closed they took my uterus only.
Easy: We are all colonized with yeast, usually candida albicans. If your immunity is profoundly reduced, or if the acidity and other factors in the vaginal barrel are right you may get it. Babies frequently get thrush which is yeast infection in the mouth, and people may get secondary yeast infections after treatment with antibiotics reduces the bacteria which previously inhibited the yeast growth.See 1 more doctor answer
Over the counter med: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis.
Yeast medication: You can try time and your immune system as well as limiting sugar and yeast in your diet, but typically, due to discomfort, patients prefer medication. I assume this is vaginal, but yeast under skin folds can be treated the same way - with an over the counter vaginal yeast medication/cream. If it doesn't respond to this you will need to be eval'd for other infection or resistance.
Yeast infection: I assume it is vaginal. There are OTC preparations (clotrimazole).Take oral probiotics/ yogurt to prevent. If not vaginal (can have it in mouth or GI tract) will need evaluation. Though vaginal yeast infections are common would check for diabetes. In any case going to an urgent care/doctor may be helpful
Sorry to hear that: In my experience, 95% of women who self diagnose themselves with yeast are incorrect. Unfortunately, many doctors will treat these infections (esp at first) with no exam, just symptoms. This causes the pt to always associate that sx like itch or discharge with yeast. Especially, if you are having recurrence, see a doc, get a wet prep and or a culture to make sure.
Don't know: We don't know why, but 10% of women will experience recurrent vaginal yeast infections for no obvious reason. Those women respond well to treatment and suppression, and for most of them the problem eventually resolves.
Yeast Infection: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. See your physician/ gynecologist for definitve diagnosis the first time.
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