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541196 tn?1293556536
Chronic Yeast Infection?
I am a 29 year old married woman.  I am diabetic and take Janumet 2x a day.  I take birth control loestrin Fe.  My husband and I have sex about 5-7 times a week.  

I have vaginal irritation and mild itching.  It typically would arrive a few days after my period or a few days before.  I did some research and all 3 of the mentioned above (diabetic, use of birth control and frequent sex) all could lead to yeast infections.  So I bought over the counter remedies.  Each time they worked... but they stopped and I went to my gyno.  He prescribed me an oral pill to take once then again 3 days later along with a cream for immediate relief.  There hasn't been any discharge like I hear there is supossed to be with yeast infections, but he seemed to think that's probably what it was.  

After taking the oral pill I didn't have symptoms for several months.  I figured the over the counter stuff just wasn't strong enough to fully get rid of it and the pill did the trick.  However, it came back and I refilled the prescription and used the cream again, but this time it was only minor relief.  It has been coming and going now for a few weeks mildly.  

Is this a yeast infection or should I go back and talk with my dr. again?  

PS.  I have been off the birth control for 3 weeks due to needing to have some blood work done checking some hormone levels.  My husband and I have had sex a few times with a condom and it irritates it more.  Oh, and he is healthy with no signs of infections or STD's.
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541196 tn?1293556536
anyone else with diabetes and chronic yeast infections? Does that sound like what has been happening with me.  Since I first posted this, I have not had any problem, but I am sure it will come back again....
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The yeast infections usually return more frequently when your blood sugar is high, so keeping your blood sugar under good control is the best way of preventing them.  
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