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Can the rectum cause a bacterial infection in the vagina?

Can the rectum cause a bacterial infection in the vagina?

Close proximity: The two apertures are close to each other. Tight clothing and intercourse can colonize the area with bacteria. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What causes yeast infections in the vagina?

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What causes  yeast infections in the vagina?

Candida: Causative agent of vaginal yeast infections are candida species yeast, usually albicans. Treatment is with either topical antifungal or a single dose of systemic, such as fluconazole. ...Read more

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Can ecoli in the bladder spread?

Can ecoli in the bladder spread?

Yes: If left untreated it can spread up to the kidney and occasionally to the blood stream (more common in older or immunodeficiency patients) ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more

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Which brings about bacterial infection in the ovary?

Which brings about bacterial infection in the ovary?

Doesn't exist: Bacteria can be in the vagina cervix and even uterus but the ovaries not. Sometimes you can get infections in the tubes ie. Salpingitis which usually makes you really sick and we call it pid (pelvi inflammatory disease) that is usually serious and requires hospitalization and its caused by an std chlamydia, gonorrhea and others. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection spread outside the vagina to the inner thighs?

Yes: In the groin (more common in males) it is called jock itch. Yeast can become a dermatitis (skin related) and be red with even little red dots outside that are called satellite lesions. It is not that common in females but can happen. If lotrimin, tinactin, (tolnaftate) micatin help then it is definitely yeast. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more

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Can the yeast infection come back?

Recurrent infection: Some women do experience recurrent yeast infections. ...Read more

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Which the symptoms of yeast infection in a man?

Which the symptoms of yeast infection in a man?

Jock itch: The equivalent infection in the male is commonly called jock itch . It is characterized by itching and discomfort on the shaft of the penis and possibly in the hair area. ...Read more

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Can yeast infections cause irritation in the urethra?

Yeast infections...: Yeast infections cause inflammation and irritation of the vaginal vault as well as the vagina. This can include inflammation of the urethra leading to pain with urination. If there is any concern that you have a UTI you should see your physician for a urinalysis. Take care. ...Read more

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Can an untreated vaginal yeast infection lead to a systemic yeast infection in the fetus or uterus?

Can an untreated vaginal yeast infection lead to a systemic yeast infection in the fetus or uterus?

Unlikely: It is unusual for a fetus to get a systemic yeast infection. It is extremely rare for yeast to infect the inside of the uterus and cause problems. ...Read more

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Does?Eating ?Yogurt kill yeast?Overgrowth in the intestinal tract?

Can help prevent it: If you really have a yeast infection in the GI tract you will need long term anti yeast medication, you need to see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection affect the baby in my womb?

Can a urinary tract infection affect the baby in my womb?

Yes: It depends....The infection itself is not an issue, but if you have a fever, or a severe form of urinary infection, the fever may affect the baby. If you have a simple bladder infection, that is common, and not usually a problem. ...Read more

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Does extra yeast in the body cause fungal toe infections?

Does extra yeast in the body cause fungal toe infections?

No: Fungal toe infections are local infections, whereby the fungus invades the skin or toenails. It likes to live in dark, moist regions. ...Read more

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Infection in esophagus?

Infection in esophagus?

Possible: If you are asking if a person can get an infection in the esophagus, the answer is yes. Infection can occur in any part of the body. If you are asking about esophagitis, it does not have to be an actual infection caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite. It can mean irritation of the esophageal mucosa from recurrent exposure to refluxed stomach acid, mostly affecting the lower esophagus. ...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


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more