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Yeast Infections Female Reproductive System
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
I am getting excessive canker sores along its what I think is a yeast infection. Immune system? Yeast overgrowth?
See your MD: Excessive canker sores & yeast infections may be your body's way of signaling that your defense systems are being attacked by either bacteria, yeast or a virus. It would be most effective for you to see your md to have the appropriate tests taken. Please also relate to your doctor if you have been taking any medications, been exposed to anybody chronically ill or been traveling outside the country. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause both canker sores and a yeast infection? Could this be from a weak immune system?
Caught a yeast infection after having sex does this mean I have a weak immune system worried I have underlying cancer or something horrible help!
Educate yourself: Any guy can catch a yeast infection down there from a girl or just being himself. It's got nothing to do with your immune system. It's common. You're almost a grown man. One of the finest gifts you can give yourself and the women in your life is to be a responsible, educated lover. Start using condoms and read a couple of good books. And welcome to the new joys and responsibilities of being a man. ...Read more
22y/of. Monthly vaginal yeast infections. This month hsv2 outbreak also. Superinfection? Low immune system? How2 treat? Ev coconut oil work?
See an OB/GYN: This is not necessarily any immune defect. This can happen to totally normal women. For best management, however, a trained experience clinician with good communication skills would be the best person to discuss this with. ...Read more
Can a vaginal yeast infection possibly cause sepsis in a person with Lyme disease (immune system)?
Is "rare budding yeast" a normal finding upon female exam? I did have a yeast infection, but why the term "rare"?
Yeasts seen...: It means that on microscopic exam of vaginal fluid, a very few yeasts were seen. If you had symptoms at the time, it confirms the diagnosis. If no symptoms, in and of itself this doesn't require treatment. Yeast in the vagina is entirely normal -- most or all women have it some of the time, and some women most of the time. It's considered a "yeast infection" only when symptoms are present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I finally got over my female yeast infection, after a few weeks. Are there reliable ways to keep it from happening again?
Nothing is 100%: No guarantees, but hygiene, avoiding antibiotics, avoid tight-fitting clothes, and wear cotton or breathable fabrics, keep diabetes under control, avoid powders and products containing talc, cornstarch, deodorant or scented tampons, douches, sprays etc; are methods to decrease your chance of recurrence. ...Read more
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