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Doctor insights on: Yeast Infection After Miscarriage

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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

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How do I heal a yeast infection?

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. Read more

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How do I stop a yeast infection?

See your doctor: Get examined. Depending on what your family doctor finds, you'll be given appropriate therapy. Read more

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How do I treat a yeast infection?

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 Read more

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How can I cure a yeast infection?

How can I cure a yeast infection?

Antifungal: You can either use over the counter creams or a prescription for Diflucan (fluconazole) from your doctor. It's a pill you take once. Read more

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How can I treat this yeast infection?

OTC treatment.: Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex (clotrimazole). Read more

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I think my yeast infection came back?

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. Read more

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Why did I get another yeast infection?

Why did I get another yeast infection?

Many reasons: Theoretically, anything that alters the vaginal flora/ecosystem can predispose to it. An example would be taking antibiotics. Recent onset of douching is another one. Read more

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Why do I keep getting a yeast infection?

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. Read more

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How do I know if I have yeast infection?

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. 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 of fermenting ...Read more