I seem to get consistant yeast infections. I am 34 years old. I also was put on birth control pills to help normalize my periods due to inconsistancy?
Yeast. Yeast infections are usually caused by warm, moist environments. Wearing cotton underwear (or none at night) may help. I recommend avoiding douching or any other rinses, as these can change the acidity of the vagina and cause problems. Your doctor may choose to check you for problems with sugar levels, and sometimes a culture of the yeast can be helpful to make sure treatment is adequate.
Could be from the OC. Oral contraceptives can increase the vaginal estrogen and can increase your likelihood of getting a yeast infection. Have you had a culture done? Other things can feel like yeast infection, so having a formal culture done will tell you if it is all yeast or maybe something else.
Dear Yeast, Yeast normally lives in your vagina along with normal vaginal bacteria like a ecosystem. If you are diabetic, take antibiotics, overweight, douche too much, pregnant, and many other reasons; you have an overgrowth of yeast. Make sure your gyn is diagnosing your yeast infections by testing. Some vaginal infections are bacterial and are similar. Some women have normal discharge which is heavy.
Missed period while using birth control pills condoms and pull out before ejaculating, have a yeast infection, 3 negative preg tests. What can it be?
Not pregnant. It is not unusual for women to miss a menstrual period for numerous reasons, generally having to do with something altering their hormonal cycle and this can be anything from emotional disturbance, infection, inflammation, and so on and so on. If you continue to miss you might then want to contact your GYN. Read more...
Can birth control pills cause you to get yeast infections more frequently? Should I switch to a different pill?
Yes, progestins. change the vaginal pH and provide a more friendly environment for yeast. All BCP contain some progestin, but it is possible that a pill with different estrogen/progestin ratio may be helpful for you. Your doctor can answer that better. Yeast thrives in dark, moist warm places, so using powder externally, loose fitting underwear and clothing to allow circulation, and probiotics may help. Read more...