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I really was not sure where to post this. I was wondering if it is possible to get yeast infections from one's partner (in my case my husband)? My gynecologist at one time said that in women with recurrent yeast infections their partners should get treated. At that time (many years ago) the Pa my husband sees (I don't like him) said that it was completely unfounded and it was the ob/gyn doctors blaming every thing on men. (Boy does he have a complex or what? :lol: ) Anyway, I started having issues again back in July with a yeast infection and was treated with diflucan. I also the around Sept. 25th started the South Beach Diet and for the first two weeks I eliminated all sugar and grains. I was really thirsty and peed alot and felt that my body was detoxing. I have lost about 10 pounds since. I also noticed that the nagging irritation was gone. I am now in the phase where you reintroduce fruits and some grains. Obviously I'm staying away from wheat, barley and rye, but I have eaten millet, sorghum flour, brown rice flour, and basmati rice. Seem weird that the irritation is back. Although, I can corelate the irritation to the last meeting of the minds too. :huh: My husband is quite the sugar hound and craves sweets like never before. This also could be related to some of his meds he is on. He definately has been on more than his fair share of antibiotics. He did have a skin yeast infection after being treated for a post surgical infection from a scrotal hematoma drainage and prostatitis. He also has had his fair share of antibiotics for sinus infections. Surgery has helped that immensly. Could he be harboring yeast and passing it to me or could the problem be that I have an overgrowth and the diet shed some light onto things? Can a man have a problem and be asymptomatic? I do take a probiotic everyday but am thinking to get a different one that is enteric coated and I'm not craving sugar like I've gotta have it. I'm still only eating fruit and no table sugar. I really don't want to restrict my diet any more than I already am. I plan on using more healthy gluten free alternatives rather than white rice flour, tapioca etc. I enjoy my fruit and is a nice alternative to sugary baked goods. Any thoughts or advice would be great. If it is possible that my husband has a problem it will be very difficult to convince him of it and to get treated. But, on the other hand I don't want to keep getting this either.

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I really was not sure where to post this. I was wondering if it is possible to get yeast infections from one's partner (in my case my husband)? My gynecologist at one time said that in women with recurrent yeast infections their partners should get treated. At that time (many years ago) the Pa my husband sees (I don't like him) said that it was completely unfounded and it was the ob/gyn doctors blaming every thing on men. (Boy does he have a complex or what? :lol: ) Anyway, I started having issues again back in July with a yeast infection and was treated with diflucan. I also the around Sept. 25th started the South Beach Diet and for the first two weeks I eliminated all sugar and grains. I was really thirsty and peed alot and felt that my body was detoxing. I have lost about 10 pounds since. I also noticed that the nagging irritation was gone. I am now in the phase where you reintroduce fruits and some grains. Obviously I'm staying away from wheat, barley and rye, but I have eaten millet, sorghum flour, brown rice flour, and basmati rice. Seem weird that the irritation is back. Although, I can corelate the irritation to the last meeting of the minds too. :huh: My husband is quite the sugar hound and craves sweets like never before. This also could be related to some of his meds he is on. He definately has been on more than his fair share of antibiotics. He did have a skin yeast infection after being treated for a post surgical infection from a scrotal hematoma drainage and prostatitis. He also has had his fair share of antibiotics for sinus infections. Surgery has helped that immensly. Could he be harboring yeast and passing it to me or could the problem be that I have an overgrowth and the diet shed some light onto things? Can a man have a problem and be asymptomatic? I do take a probiotic everyday but am thinking to get a different one that is enteric coated and I'm not craving sugar like I've gotta have it. I'm still only eating fruit and no tab TIle sugar. I really don't want to restrict my diet any more than I already am. I plan on using more healthy gluten free alternatives rather than white rice flour, tapioca etc. I enjoy my fruit and is a nice alternative to sugary baked goods. Any thoughts or advice would be great. If it is possible that my husband has a problem it will be very difficult to convince him of it and to get treated. But, on the other hand I don't want to keep getting this either.
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I had a similar problem a few years ag before gluten-free. Turned out I had a massive fungal infection of most of my body, including GI tract, diagnosed with endoscopy. That explained the frequent yeast infections that came back any time we wer intimate :( I took Diflucan for 2 months and it went away. You might want to get check d for that.

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Ive also got systemic infection I was told by a gastro that you can only have a systemic fungal infection if you have: Autoimune disease, imune deficency, cancer or hormone disease!!!

I was fobbed off with this just a shame no one went on to investigate other reasons why I would have it!!

I am now waiting to see a intestional infection specialist..mine went mad after 3 courses of antibiotics but i think probably due to something wrong with me any way!

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From what I have learned, yeast is a very hardy organism! Even introducing sugars that aren't refined can cause them to proliferate. If there is just one little bugger hanging around, feeding it with any type of "sugar" can cause it to multiply.

I am on VERY long-term antibiotics. At one point, my DH and I were passing yeast back and forth to one another. I asked my MD about this. Both he and his PA (and my gynecologist) said that it is entirely possible for this to continue. Their explanation is that the yeast can enter the male's urethra during intercourse. It is a warm, dark, moist place -- need I say more?

My husband began taking probiotics, reduced his sugar intake (especially refined), and if I'm not mistaken, did take Diflucan (can't remember -- it was several months ago).

Neither of us have displayed symptoms of yeast infection since.

I was tested a few months ago -- when I had actually developed mononucleosis and they weren't sure WHAT was happening -- for not only systemic yeast infection, but also yeast infection in the port that I use for my IV medication. Both were negative.

Hope this helps somewhat.

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Well I went to the doctor last week and he said their was inflamation but not visible yeast cells. He gave me a course of diflucan anyway. He really felt my problem was related to something environmental. I know certain things trigger severe skin itching for me and my boys. I did some detective work and found in very small print the sanitary pads I was using had an odor neutralizer. I can't do any kind of perfumes or scents. The kicker is it even said it usually did not cause any dermatologic problems oh well. Then I decided to change laundry detgerents to all free and clear. Also no more fabric softner sheets (I already used the bounty with no perfumes or dyes) for the undergarments and I have switched to a hypoallergenic baby wash. Now I just need to get a water system to reduce the chlorine in our city water. The chlorine is wrecking havoc with all of our skin. I do miss the spring water. I feel 10X better already. I have always been somewhat sensitive I guess now it's getting worse.

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It is entirely possible, though it's hard to rule out that it's not just your own system. I had recurrent yeast infections, but it was due to antibiotic use, not my husband. (We used condoms for birth control.) I think it triggered my vulvar vestibulitis, which can feel like a yeast infection, but isn't.

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Hi all,

I'm not sure if this helps or not, but I was getting yeast infections back to back about four years ago. I finally figured out it was my bubble bath. I can't do anything scented either. I use fragrance free laundry detergent too. Since I stopped using the bubble bath I haven't had any more problems.

Also, I remember my GYN doc talking to me about having my husband tested for yeast. She did tell me we can pass it back to each other. My husband never did get tested for it since we figured it was from the bubble bath.

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My friend used to get it often and blamed it on her active dh. She never mentions it anymore. I remember she would put yogurt down there but I would use one without fruit or sugar. She is not Celiac but has had many symptoms.

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Roda,

I think we are limited as to how many personal messages we can send per so many hours! I just sent one, so I'm cut off at the knees right now! If you would like some information which is a little more . . . ummmm . . . graphic in nature, please let me know via personal message.

I am a Physical Therapist, and when I was able to practice, I treated women's health. There are things to avoid, things to use, etc., that could help.

I hope you're feeling better. Please take care of yourself,

Lynne

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