Frequently Asked Questions About Women Yeast Infection

April 25, 2012. Updated March 4, 2013

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Women and Yeast Infections


Is Yeast Infection possible while Breast Feeding?
Can a Vaginal Yeast Infection be passed to a Man and cause a Prostate Infection?
Can Yeast Infection spread to your Bikini Line?
Can untreated Yeast Infections cause health problems during Pregnancy?
Can untreated Yeast Infection lead to PID? (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
Can a Yeast Infection cause spotting in a Woman?
Can a change of Hormones cause a Yeast Infection?
Can Codeine cause a yeast Infection in Women?
Can the Estrogen Pill cause a Yeast Infection?
Can high doses of the Birth Control cause Yeast Infections?
Can Hormonal Imbalances cause Yeast Infections?
Can I get Diarrhea from Monistat?
Can Low Estrogen cause a Yeast Infection?
Can a Yeast infection affect sex life?
Does a Yeast Infection affect a Woman’s Menstrual Cycles?
Can wearing Jeans without Panties cause Yeast Infections?
Can Yeast Infections be more before the Periods?
Can you experience Nipple bleeding from an untreated Yeast Infection?

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Is Yeast Infection possible while Breast Feeding?

Yes, you can have a yeast infection and still breast feed at the same time. It shouldn’t be a reason to stop you breast feeding, but do follow my Candida Crusher Diet for optimal results even if you are breast feeding. Be sure to eat plenty of garlic, include coconut products and follow my dietary advice. Be sure not to take an antibiotic if you are pregnant, have a yeast infection and are breastfeeding however – you will make the yeast infection much worse and aggravate your baby.


Can a Vaginal Yeast Infection be passed to a Man and cause a Prostate Infection?

Yes it can, just like a male can pass a yeast infection to a female, an infected female can pass a yeast infection to a male. Both male and female need to be cautious if they have a yeast infection because it is easily transmittable sexually. Take precautions, either avoid intimate contact untill you are well or use protection.


Can Yeast Infection spread to your Bikini Line?

A yeast infection can affect any part of your skin, but favours the more moist, dark and warm areas of your body. You can have a yeast infection spread from your vaginal area to your bikini line, it is possible but with proper hygiene is is much les likely to occur.


Can untreated Yeast Infections cause health problems during Pregnancy?

Yeast infections are extremely common during pregnancy because of the hormonal changes occurring within your body during this time. Before you have it treated with over the counter medications, do the vaginal home yeast test to first determine if you have a vaginal yeast infection or if in doubt check with your doctor. While a yeast infection does not harm the pregnancy or the baby, it may increase your baby’s chance of having a yeast infection when he or she is born. If you are concerned then do see your doctor, and how it is treated will depend on where you are in your pregnancy. An untreated yeast infection can worsen, causing further symptoms and potentially spread into the uterus. You will benefit significantly from teh Candida Crusher Program if you do have a yeast infection.


Can untreated Yeast Infection lead to PID? (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)

In general, pelvic inflammatory disease is most frequently caused by bacteria that are transmitted through sexual contact and other bodily secretions. Bacteria that cause gonorrhea and chlamydia cause more than half of all PID cases. Many studies suggest that a number of patients with PID and other sexually transmitted diseases are often infected with two or more infectious agents, and commonly these are Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Other organisms can also cause PID but are much less common.


Can a Yeast Infection cause spotting in a Woman?

Yes, vaginal yeast infections can cause spotting in women. Vaginal yeast infections occurs when a fungus rapidly spreads throughout a woman’s vagina and the vagina opening. Vaginal yeast infections consist of vaginal irritation, intense itchiness and even vaginal spotting, which may occur when a woman scratches her vaginal area in an effort to relieve the intense bouts of itchiness.


Can a change of Hormones cause a Yeast Infection?

Most definitely. Elevated levels of the hormone estrogen are frequently found to be one of the major causes of yeast infections in women, and this can occur during pregnancy, whilst taking the oral contraceptive pill, before a menstrual period and hormone fluctuations around the menopause can also be a causative actor.


Can Codeine cause a yeast Infection in Women?

No, codeine will not cause a yeast infection. Codeine is a drug that reduces pain, calms coughs and helps you relax and sleep. Doctors will generally recommend this drug for pain but may also recommend it for a bad cough. Only use codeine for pain when milder pain medicines don’t work. The side-effects of codeine include constipation and temporary difficulties in passing urine. You may also experience nausea, vomiting, headaches and skin itching, and it may be the skin itching side-effect which those who take codeine regularly may mistake for a yeast infection.


Can the Estrogen Pill cause a Yeast Infection?

Estrogen is a prescribed pharmaceutical drug that contains estrogens similar to those produced in people’s bodies. People may use topical (on the skin, a cream)or oral (tablet) forms to treat some symptoms associated with a loss of estrogens around menopause, which includes symptoms like hot flashes, or inflammation of the vagina that can result in pain during intercourse. There are many potential estradiol side effects including dizziness, breast pain, increased risk for yeast infections, redness or irritation when the medication is used topically, and flu-like symptoms or arthritic pain.


Can high doses of the Birth Control cause Yeast Infections?

Yes, high doses or the prolonged use of hormones (low grade) are implicated in vaginal yeast infections in particular.


Can Hormonal Imbalances cause Yeast Infections?

Yes they can, increased levels of estrogen before the menstrual period can be a causative factor in increasing the likelihood of developing vaginal thrush.


Can I get Diarrhea from Monistat?

All pharmaceutical drugs may cause side effects, and Monistat has many side-effects including mild vaginal burning, irritation, or itching, constipation or diarrhoea, stomach pains, vomiting, severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fever or chills; foul-smelling vaginal discharge; nausea; and even severe or prolonged vaginal burning, irritation, or itching.


Can Low Estrogen cause a Yeast Infection?

Yes, having a low or high (or imbalanced) level of estrogen can make you more prone to a yeast infection. Low estrogen frequently leads to vaginal dryness and frequent urinary tract infections. Yeast infections are commonly due to changes in the genital area because of diminished secretions and changes in the ph balance of the vaginal tissues, this will be noticed in particular before periods or around menopause. It is the loss of natural lubrication which causes vaginal dryness and these changes in the vaginal tissue can lead to increased yeast as well as bacterial infections.


Can a Yeast infection affect sex life?

Yes, very much so. A common complaint from both men and women suffering from a yeast infection is a decreased sex drive. This is because of several reasons, one reason is the both men and women can have genital yeast infections which dramatically increases their level of sexual discomfort, and secondarily because yeast infections can cause fatigue and a poor state of health and well being overall, thereby reducing a person’s ability to enjoy a healthy sex life.


Does a Yeast Infection affect a Woman’s Menstrual Cycles?

A yeast infection can negatively affect many aspects of a woman’s hormone cycles, including menstrual flow, PMS, peri-menopause and menopause.


Can wearing Jeans without Panties cause Yeast Infections?

Not really, it is much more likely to occur if one wears panties, and then nylon panties instead of cotton ones.


Can Yeast Infections be more before the Periods?

Yes, they are more likely before the menstrual period because cu=irculating estrogen levels are likely to be higher at this stage of the menstrual cycle instead of being low.


Can you experience Nipple bleeding from an untreated Yeast Infection?

A yeast infection of the nipple can most certainly be a causative factor in the nipple’s ability to bleed, and this would most likely happen due to an increased level of itching, which would make a person want to rub or scratch the nipple.

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Rajani June 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

I always have a yeast infection when I’m pregnant. It is usually not quite an infection but just some yeast is what my doctors always tell me. I would ask them but I used monistat 7 only I only used it externally and didn’t use a lot. That’s what I was told to do but I would ask for sure since I know they aren’t really recommended for pregnant women.

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Dr. Eric Bakker B.H.Sc. (Comp.Med) (ND) June 22, 2013 at 5:01 am

You don’t need to use monistat, not when you are pregnant, in fact you never need to use it. It’s funny hod doctors approve of and allow toxic pharmaceuticals drugs when you are pregnant, but “run for the hills” whenever you tell them you want to use a Tea tree Oil cleanse or calendula, an herbal medicine. Both of these methods are highly effective and I do allow them during pregnancy, my book Candida Crusher explains how to use them sensibly and to best effect.

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