Vaginal Yeast Infections
Vaginal yeast infections often clear up on their own without treatment, usually when Reference menstruation Opens New Window begins. Menstrual blood raises the vaginal Reference pH Opens New Window, causing the number of yeast cells to decrease because they can't grow in the pH present during menstruation.
There are significant differences between occasional, easily treatable yeast infections and Reference recurrent infections that seriously affect a woman's life. Recurring vaginal yeast infections can be difficult to prevent or cure. Women who have recurring yeast infections should be evaluated for other causes (such as Reference diabetes Opens New Window, Reference hormone therapy Opens New Window, or treatment-resistant strains of yeast) so that the cause can be treated or reversed.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology