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Are yeast infections side effects of anything?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Often antibiotic use

Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina.
However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching.

In brief: Often antibiotic use

Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina.
However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching.
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