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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can a uti or yeast infection cause a miscarriage?

Possibly...: A UTI can turn into a kidney infection and spread to the blood and result in a serious blood infection (Sepsis) that could cause a miscarriage or pre-term delivery. A yeast infection usually doesn't cause major problems, though it can cause pre-term contractions by irritating the cervix. Its best to get these types of infections treated ASAP to prevent problems. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause you to miscarry?

No: The best documented risk factors for spontaneous abortion are advanced maternal age, maternal smoking, and previous history of spontaneous abortion. Most miscarriages are caused by embryonic chromosomal abnormalities and exposure to teratogens. Certain maternal infections can result in spontaneous abortion. However, vaginal yeast infection (candidiasis) is not one of them. ...Read more

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I just had a miscarriage August 20. I have been having yeast & BV infections. Now currently combating a really bad yeast it doesn't go away. Why??

Yeast infection: More information is needed to help you with your question. What have you tried so far for the yeast infection? You may be dealing with something else, but you think it is yeast infection. See your doctor or try healthtap concierge consult with one on one video/chat with a license doctor in your state. S/He will be able to prescribe appropriate medication or test to assist with diagnosis/treatment ...Read more

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Does vagina or penis infections increase the chances of not conceiving? Thanks. TTC freq. BV, yeast, UTI. Miscarried 1-21-14

Does vagina or penis infections increase the chances of not conceiving? Thanks. TTC freq. BV, yeast, UTI. Miscarried 1-21-14

Some do some don't: Gonorrhea and Chlamydia can injure the sensitive tissues of the Fallopian tubes.This can increase risk of life threatening ectopic pregnancy or infertility.Most of the other STD's have other negatives but don't have direct effect on fertility.BV is a nuisance but does not directly effect the reproductive organs. ...Read more

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I feel like I am pregnant but all the tests keep coming negative..I went to e.R last night and they told me i had a yeast infection ?!

I feel like I am pregnant but all the tests keep coming negative..I went to e.R last night and they told me i had a yeast infection ?!

Depends on symptoms.: Yeast infection may cause swelling and pressure in the vagina but doesn't usually cause other symptoms of pregnancy like nausea, breast tenderness and fatigue. See your doctor to evaluate these other symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I get a yeast infection?

How do I get a yeast infection?

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. ...Read more

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How can I treat yeast infection?

How can I treat yeast infection?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...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