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Old 09-05-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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yeast infection before every menstration

hi I'm a 21 year old active and healthy female who is sexually active. I have been getting yeast infections (external around the outer lips) a few days before my menstration every month. The yeast infections started in july and have happend since. The irritation around my vagina is very red and looks pretty much...unhappy. It doesn't itch like the dickens it is just uncomfortable and irritated...a little on the itchy side but more annoying than painful. I both can not affort and do not want to support perscriptions of dyflucan or over the counter meds. I was just wondering if this might have some correlation with sexual activity, the potential of a sexually transmitted infection, or if my body is just angry. if any one has any helpful hints, suggestions, or over the web dianoses I'd be more than happy to hear from you. Thanks again. cheers to happy vaginal health!!

 
Old 09-06-2006, 01:02 AM   #2
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If you have been getting these infections every month for a few months now and you are sexually active pops a big red flag in my head. There is a big chance that if you are with the same partner, you could be reinfecting yourself through him. Men too can get yeast infections; however, they usually have no symptoms, and the infection will eventually clear on its own. So, you should refrain from sexual activity for the time being. If you have a yeast infection now or you know you are getting one, go to your local drug store and buy two (2) yeast infection treatments. Follow the directions of course and complete one treatment, then directly after the first complete the second treatment. It may just be that you need two treatments due to the fungus and/or reinfecting yourself, which is common in many patients. Only after a few days after the second treatment is complete should you be sexually active. This will give your partner time for his infection to clear up and yours.

This should clear up the infections. If after all this and you still get a yeast infection there could be other issues going on such as medication, diet... and therefore you should see your gyno.

*Another thing that I recommend using in combination with your other treatment is acidophillus, which is the natural bacteria in our bodies that fight off candididas (the fungus that causes yeast infections) almost all drug stores now carry the product.

I hope this helps, good luck!!

Nicola

Last edited by Nicola720; 09-06-2006 at 01:04 AM.

 
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:32 AM   #3
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Re: yeast infection before every menstration

It is natrual to get a little yeasty right before your period. Yeast, or candida, is part of the chemical make up of your vagina but it's usually kept in toe by the other natural organisms there. Right before your period your hormones are fluctuating and can cause a slight imbalance that can cause the yeast to become more abundant, if you will. Granted, the symptoms you shared do sound a bit more bothersome. I do agree with the other poster about taking acidophilus supplements. You and your partner both taking them and abstaining from sex for a while to see if that does help. Good luck to you and your partner.

 
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