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    Yeast Infection before Period???
    An_253055 posted:
    Is it normal to get a yeast infection each month before your period? I have been getting one every month for the past six months before my period. Some months it is worst than others. The infections seems to go away once my period starts. I am turning 30 at the end of the year. I hope this is not a change due to getting older.
    georgiagail responded:
    From previous postings to this group, this does not appear to be all that unusual.

    Remember that both yeast and bacteria normally reside in the vaginal tract in small amounts (since this isn't a sterile environment). Both the environment of the tract and the presence of each tends to keep the other "in check". If the environment changes a bit, an overgrowth of one or the other can take place; the result is a yeast "infection" (or bacterial "infection) from this overgrowth.

    The hormonal changes that occur right before menstruation may be changing the environment of the vaginal tract enough to cause this overgrowth of yeast, resulting in this yeast infection.

    Sometimes the same thing happens to women who use certain strengths of birth control pills.


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