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Can a yeast infection turn into a disease?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Rarely if ever

By "turn into a disease", I suspect you're asking whether there are any complications or serious health problems from vaginal yeast infections.
This could happen -- e.g. spread of yeast to the kidneys, or getting into the bloodstream (sepsis, "blood poisoning"). But these are extremely rare and occur only in people with other life threatening problems like advanced cancer on potent chemotherapy.

In brief: Rarely if ever

By "turn into a disease", I suspect you're asking whether there are any complications or serious health problems from vaginal yeast infections.
This could happen -- e.g. spread of yeast to the kidneys, or getting into the bloodstream (sepsis, "blood poisoning"). But these are extremely rare and occur only in people with other life threatening problems like advanced cancer on potent chemotherapy.
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