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Severe cramps during menstrual cycle, short periods, recurring yeast infection, painful bowel movement, cramp after orgasm. What could this be?

Severe cramps during menstrual cycle, short periods, recurring yeast infection, painful bowel movement, cramp after orgasm. What could this be?

Endometriosis : Though you may have more than one condition causing these symptoms, endometriosis is common to all these. A gynecologic emanation and a laparoscopic diagnosis may settle the mystery. The illustration shows common locations for this disease. ...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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Haven't had a normal bowel movement for months and now have yeast infection and taking antifungal medication?

Haven't had a normal bowel movement for months and now have yeast infection and taking antifungal medication?

Yeast infection: These two entities are probably unrelated. If you have another question it is not clear from your input. Rephrase if necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal for sex to be a painful a few weeks after getting rid of a yeast infection? Or should I treat the infection again?

Is it normal for sex to be a painful a few weeks after getting rid of a yeast infection? Or should I treat the infection again?

Can get tested: IF you have had a recent vaginal infection and are still having problems then it is prudent to schedule a visit for an exam and testing. You want to make sure the right problem is being treated ...Read more

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Shaving with a yeast infection caused painful bumps. What should I do?

Not shave: Don't shave if it causes pain while you have a yeast infection. Shaving isn't a necessity, but treating the yeast infection is. The bumps will subside. A warm bath soak might help, Ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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I have a recurrent, painful swelling at the opening of my vagina, but I don't think it is a yeast infection. What could this be?

Cyst: Swelling at the opening of the vagina can be a bartholin gland cyst. When the duct becomes blocked, fluid accumulates. They can frequently become infected and cause an abscess with tenderness. Treatment usually involves opening the cyst to allow drainage and can be performed in the office with local anesthetic. Consult your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection that won't go away after being treated with Monostat. I also have an IUD. But it is inserted correctly. Sex is always painful?

I have a yeast infection that won't go away after being treated with Monostat. I also have an IUD. But it is inserted correctly. Sex is always painful?

May not be yeast: Three options- your yeast is resistant to monistat, you have an allergy to monistat or most likely, it wasn't a yeast infection. None of this sounds related to your IUD. Your health care provider can do some simple testing to differentiate between these options. Sex should not be painful and with proper treatment you should be feeling much better. ...Read more

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I just went to dr i got my yeast infection backsex is painful its ruining me is there anything i can buy that will clear it up for good?

Recurrent : Infections might mean you have undiagnosed medical condition, such as diabetes, that predisposes you to infection. Ask your doctor about it. Or it could mean that you are getting reinfected from your partner too. ...Read more

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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