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yeast infection after partial hysterectomy?
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An_194813 posted:
Is it possible to have a yeast infection after a hysterectomy that removed everything except your ovaries?
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georgiagail responded:
Yes. Vaginal yeast infections occur, well, in the vagina, not the uterus...and your vagina was not removed during this surgery.

The vaginal tract is not a sterile area of the body. Both yeast and bacteria occur naturally in the vagina; typically in small quantities. The presence of one tends to keep the other in check. If one (or the other) increases greatly in numbers, the result is a yeast (or bacterial) infection.

Gail


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