Depo provera and yeast infections

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Avatar n tn i have been having recurring yeast infections off and on for just about a year now and was tested for hiv april 2006 which had negative results. i have used monistat and diflucan (perscribed by my gyn) and it cleared up for maybe 2 weeks at the most and now back again. i had my annual in february 2007 and all came back great in all areas including red blood cells, white blood cells, glucose (77)etc. everything came back as normal. i had a cbc in the past month which results were normal.
Avatar m tn Nothing that severe, but I had my period but 7 months straight without a break and gained more than 30 pounds. I only got one shot. Ever since then, I've had repeated yeast infections and sometimes, I'll get pain inside my vagina. I'm 16 years old.
Avatar n tn Depo-Provera is a hormone shot which is a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy and a woman needs six to eight months to let the hormone clear before she will be able to menstruate and be able to conceive. The causes of brown discharge are repeated yeast infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial vaginosis, cervical cancer, STDs.It is best to see a gynecologist to identify the cause of your problem.
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Avatar f tn I will never go on Depo Provera again. My daughter was on Depo Provera at college, and discontinued the shot and has lost that weight and is thin again.'s free site has helped me keep up with my carb intake, and also tells me how many calories, how much fat etc. I use. It does this automatically when I put my food in for the day. Also Magic Bus has a forum where you can learn how to lose weight quick and even post on a challenge to keep you honest and responsible.
Avatar f tn My diet is rediculously limited by the disease and with the infections I also have to watch a lot of food types in an attempt to starve out yeast. I had treated with Monistat and Canesten on a day by day basis for the first year of the chronic yeast occurances, by the second year they gradually rendered uselss. I was told by to doctors at the clinic that yeast can mutate to a strain that can withstand the antifungal used to treat it.
Avatar n tn So what could this mean, and could my fiance be doing this because he's super skinny and I'm a little heavier? I'm also on Depo Provera Injection every 3 months and I do not have periods. Thank you for your time.
Avatar f tn Sometimes even with the slightest touch from myself it hurts or burns and itches. I have never had a yeast infection before and my boyfriend said that it could be that and I told him I don't know because I have never had one. So any help would be great. Thank you.
Avatar f tn Depending upon what your risk for blood clots is, you might be able to use depo-Provera to suppress the ovaries and the testosterone. A really great medication for excess testosterone is Spironolactone, but you must be on some kind of birth control to take it, as it can cause birth defects. It also sounds like you may need a workup for all those UTIs! After all those antibiotics, its no wonder that you have a yeast infection!
1331397 tn?1294043495 I researched the syptoms but nothing i found matches the infection to be exact. i had a yeast infection before and this does not feel like one. i am scared that this may be STD related beacause of other comlications i'va had in the past few months (see posts). Someone please help me!
Avatar n tn So when the acne started showing up, I had been off of the depo for a year and a half. I was perfectly healthy before going on the depo. I have heard that depo provera effects insulin levels and I do have some symptoms of insulin resistance (dizziness, light headedness, heart racing, mood swings, headaches, chronic yeast infections.) All this combined with the acne and hair growth lead me to believe that I should be concerned about PCOS.
Avatar f tn As for the burning and itchy - sounds like another yeast infection, as bacteria and yeast often thrive in a warm moist environment, which is the case with an ongoing low grade discharge. I'd say pop along to your doctor or gynocologist and get it checked out.
Avatar n tn I started having all kinds of issues such as yeast infections and constant itching and severe burning even when the infection was gone. Within 2 weeks of starting this pill my energy level, motivation and spirit hit rock bottom. I had never been so depressed in my life. I think I cried for a couple weeks strait which didn't make any sense because things in my life were great at the time. Being on this pill was a disaster for me and my relationship.
Avatar n tn I would like to get to the cause here. I've had reoccuring bladder and yeast infections and now this strange paper cut problem. I use Canestan (might be english brand) which might be a cause. My perinium seems to be short, meaning my vagina and anus are quite close together. I don't want to be on creams for ten years because my fiance doesn't like cream in his mouth! Would very much enjoy getting to the bottom of this and believe we should keep talking to figure it out.
Avatar n tn Okay, I know a little bit about a lot, and have been in many situations. (None with STDs or STIs, but know a lot about them, too.) 1.) Is your new birth control the depo provera shot? That CAUSES irregularity in bleeding. 2.) Even if it's not depo, yes, your body COULD be reacting to the new introduction of hormones. 3.) If you just are recovering from a yeast infection, YOU DO NOT WANT TO USE A TAMPON!!!! YOU CAN CAUSE THE YEAST TO STAY AND MULTIPLY EVEN IF IT'S ALMOST GONE!!!!! 4.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar f tn i was checked for stds and came out negative, but i get these almost yeast infections pretty often with some vaginal itching and i just cant seem to figure it out. it comes and goes w my monthly cycle so its very confusing to observe!
Avatar n tn By any chance are you on depo provera? My thyroid levels have been out of whack the whole time I was on the depo shot, I had my last shot april 07 , and sept 4th was my 2nd normal tsh level , last may 06 it was (normal) but I still continured to feel like **** . I had been hypo for 13 yrs on .25 mcg of synthroid with no problem,then started the depo shot. Tsh level was way too low.
298579 tn?1192250448 The only thing I have seen that helps the pain is an herbal wrap that you heat up(you can get them @ walmart), and I lay that on my stomach. I have been on the depo shot for four years, I have asked if this is a contributing factor and have been told no. I have no kids. I hope someone comes up with an explanation, because I am too young to be giving up on my sex life!
Avatar f tn Hello everyone, I have never turned to a forum of any kind for any reason before but I am now because I don't feel like I can really talk to anyone in my personal life about what I'm dealing with every day & have them actually understand. I am 22 years old. I have had 4 laproscopy's in the past 4 years (the last one being a week ago today) & 3 DNC's (along with the past 3 surgeries - not this most recent surgery) to clean out the endometriosis & everything.
Avatar n tn Saw numerous gynos-always tested negative for STDs etc. (saw lots of shoulder shrugging) -have been on depo-provera for aprox 4 years -have reoccuring yeast infections -no bad odour -I don't use soap or other irritants Aprox. 3 mths ago I started to have intense pain of the vulva, saw a gyno, was treated for yeast w/ monistat. BURNING HAS NOT GONE AWAY. +aprox. 2months ago I started getting red bumps that turned into white looking blisters-very painful.
Avatar f tn I found it to be very effective we cannot use condoms as they make me break out and get yeast infections etc so that only thing we did for bc for over 2 years. If my husband wasn't getting a vasectomy so I don't have to be on bc for rest of forever at 25 id be going with that again. I also didn't gain any weight with. Just a little hormonal in the beginning until body adjusted.
Avatar n tn you are still young and periods can change and do crazy things along the way. many woman get yeast infections also. having cold hands could just mean poor circulation or low iron. im always freezing. as a matter of fact i went to bed last night w. socks on. sexy huh? no, i think that everything is fine. just keep up with your appointments and ask your dr. do you see a gynocologist each year? you should make an appt. as to why you havent gotten a period for months now.
Avatar n tn I have had discharge that seems murky brown, and even blood spotting. (I do not get a period due to Depo provera, so it cannot be menstrual blood). After urination (which is not painful, but feels slightly uncomfortable) I gently blot instead of wiping, because it's extremely sensitive and painful, and usually trace amounts of fresh, red blood appear on the toilet paper. I have not had sex in 2 days, but it remains just as painful.
Avatar n tn I have no other itching problems other than some food allergies (avoidance prevents) and regular seasonal allergies that make my sinuses, nose, and eyes itch. I take Lexapro nightly and take Depo-Provera shots to block my periods. I sometimes take Benadryl at night which does keep the itching down and Alpha-Keri lotion provides some relief as well, but the itching continues to be a daily problem. Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn ive been married for almost a year now. i was on the depo shot for two years but i have been off it for over a year now and have still not started. so its been 3 years since i had a period. i know for a fact that im not preg. about 6 months ago when me and my husband would have sex it would hurt really bad and my libido is completely gone! i know i dont have any stds bc i get tested.
Avatar n tn Well i had my appontment and my dodctor had found red blood cells in my urine so now I know im not imaging things. If somthing is wrong with your urinary tract you could have a lot of pg symptoms. I was put on a med that would give me a yeast infection and so a "gyno" said that all my sympoms are from a yeast infection. Yeah right.
Avatar n tn So, the skin on the undersides gets *no* air, light, or anything else, since basically they just lie flat and deflated-looking on my stomach, unless they're in a bra, and even that doesn't help much. The area is prone to yeast infections because of the lack of air.
Avatar n tn I took 2 shots of Depo and gained weight and switched to BCP's and havent gained anymore, Ive actually lost a couple and now Im completely off BCP's. Hopefully this coming year I will lose much more (Im getting a bike for Christmas!!lol) Definately watch out for other side effects, If you feel sick or such eat a cracker or something small when you take your BCP's. Best of Luck!!
Avatar n tn I was on Alesse for a year and everything went wrong with my body, I had more yeast infections than I've ever had in my life and hot flashes, trouble sleeping I gained like 15 pounds on it and I had a bunch of other side effects. So I stoped the pill and got a copper IUD. If you are having problems with bc pills, then don't do the Shot it would be triple what you have on the pills. Go with something milder like the nuvaring or an IUD.