What are the causes and effects of yeast infection?

Yeast infection. also called vaginal candidiasis is a very common condition and not considered a STD. Yeast infection is caused by the fungus and some of the common reason is antibiotics. Diflucan (fluconazole) - antifungal medication and antifungal cream are drugs for treatment. Rec.: see your PCP for diagnosis and treatment.

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I had yeast infection 3 months thought went away now on medication but have horrible period clots, tired can yeast untreated cause serious side effects?

Is it a yeast infect. Its could also be trichomonas or bacterial vaginosis. You could infect a sexual partner. Also whatever it is it is simply bad hygiene. Set up and appointment with gyn or go to urgent care and get rid of it. Make sure you partner is also not infected. Read more...
A different cause. I suspect that there is a different cause for your painful heavy periods with clots (such as fibroids or endometriosis, etc). And you might be anemic from your bleeding. See your doctor and get some testing done. Read more...
Possibly. Untreated yeast infection causes a very raw,irritated vagina that could be secondarily infected by a bacteria. Read more...

What causes yeast infection?

Fungus. Yeasts are microscopic organisms that are a type of fungus. Abnormal overgrowth of these fungi happen in a "yeast infection". This can be triggered by changes in ph (acidity) of the environment / anatomic location or by other factors such as taking antibiotics (which cause altered flora). Decreased immune system function may also be related to yeast infections. Hope that this helps. Read more...

What causes yeast infection?

More than natural. Having more yeast than there naturally should be in a particular part of the body... is what causes a yeast infection. Yeast and fungi are part of our lives on Earth. They are always with us, but when they end up in places or in numbers that are not natural, we call it an infection. Sometimes we call it an overgrowth, if the location is normal but the yeast numbers are too high. Read more...

What is the cause of a yeast infection?

Fungus. A yeast infection is caused by fungus (often candida albicans) that multiplies in your mouth, your vagina, or your skin. Read more...