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Can vaginal yeast infections spread to the anus easily?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes,if conditions rt
The yeast that causes the vaginal yeast infection is also normally in the stool.
The close proximity of the areas allows cross contamination of the site & a possibility of a diaper rash like change around the anus. This is not likely to occur if the skin of the anus is healthy & dry but increases if raw & wet.Inflammation from scratching or bacterial infections can also lead to yeast overgrowth.

In brief: Yes,if conditions rt
The yeast that causes the vaginal yeast infection is also normally in the stool.
The close proximity of the areas allows cross contamination of the site & a possibility of a diaper rash like change around the anus. This is not likely to occur if the skin of the anus is healthy & dry but increases if raw & wet.Inflammation from scratching or bacterial infections can also lead to yeast overgrowth.
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