Candida Question #50 Can My Boyfriend Contract Yeast Infection From Me?

He certainly can. I’ve covered this in a previous frequently asked question. If you are female and have a vaginal yeast infection, there is certainly a bigger chance that your boyfriend or partner may contract this. While thrush is not necessarily an STD or a sexually transmitted disease, it can be transferred through sexual contact, oral sexual contact, for example.

So if you are a female and do have a partner and are concerned, make sure that you clear your thrush. At least get it diagnosed to make sure it’s not bacterial vaginosis. It’s really good to try and understand what you’re dealing with, so you’ll be in a better position to eradicate it.

Bacterial vaginosis is very common. I’ve covered that in a previous FAQ as well. But, yes, you can pass a yeast infection on to your boyfriend and he, in turn, can pass it back to you. Something I call pass the parcel. So it’s good to get on top of your vaginal infection sooner rather than later.

So I hope that covers that question quite well. Thank you.

Candida Question #27 Signs & Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection

Okay, this is one I hear regularly from women who are concerned with a vaginal irritation. They’re not sure if they have bacterial vaginosis, genital herpes, or a vaginal infection, or even a sexually transmitted disease like Chlamydia.

What you’ll typically find with a vaginal yeast infection is a thick, white discharge or it could just be thinnish, but there’ll still be often a white discharge. There can be intense irritation and redness. There are many symptoms depending on how severe the condition is, but the common ones are the irritation, the itching, it can be an uncomfortable sensation, there can be burning going on with urination and also painful sex. So these are the common ones that you’ll find.

The most likely time you’ll find vaginal irritations having to do with a yeast infection, in my opinion, will be three to four days before the menstrual period. That’s often when they’ll be highlighted or they’ll be worse. Some women also complain of an increase in symptoms after specific foods or alcohol. Generally, there could be a bit of a musty sort of an odor, nowhere near as severe as bacterial vaginosis, which has a fishy brine-like odor and a watery thin dark discharge. So, you won’t really get that with the vaginal infection.

So I hope that answers your question, what are the typical symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

Thanks for your question.

Candida Question #14 Can Yeast In The Stool Cause A Vaginal Yeast Infection?

It can; in fact, women need to be careful when they wipe that they wipe from front to back. Stool can contain significant amounts of yeast. And I’ve noticed with stool testing, for example, when stool can be cultured; in some cases we can find quite a healthy live yeast population in the stool. So stool certainly can contain live yeast and it’s one key way for women to transfer Candida albicans from their rectal region to the vaginal region. Bacterial vaginosis is also very commonly occurred this way through fecal contamination.

So to answer that question, yes it can be transferred. So care needs to be taken with personal hygiene.

Thank you.