Why do I get yeast infections post-menstrual cycle?
Hello, I am 24 years old female. I am getting yeast infection once in a month post-period mostly, this time it was getting a bit itchy so I checked down there and found some transparent bumps. I am sexually active for the last 5 months with the same partner, so I was worried about STIs. The STI test was negative, and I was relieved. Can anyone tell me what causes yeast infection post-periods?
@heathcliff Hello, Hormonal changes, during your period, could kill the bacteria living in your vagina and cause a yeast infection. Hormonal imbalances are linked to yeast infections. This is because it disrupts your body’s natural balance of progesterone and estrogen. High levels of estrogen cause Candida fungi to overgrow. it’s common to get a yeast infection around the time of your period. People who get yeast infections around the same time of their cycle every month have a condition called cyclic vulvovaginitis. Yeast infections can often be treated at home with over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal medication. Don’t worry ask your doctor to prescribe you antifungal medication.