Deal With The Problems Of Vaginal Yeast Infection With PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) “is present between 5 and 7% of the female population of reproductive age” according to the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) . It is a common endocrine disorder that causes a hormonal imbalance that, in addition to alterations in menstruation, causes excessive hair growth, obesity and fertility problems.

Because of this hormonal imbalance, women with PCOS are more likely to get vaginal yeast infections . However, it should be clear that PCOS does not cause yeast infections. There are many factors that can influence the appearance of this infection, one of the most common among women.

Is it possible to prevent yeast problems?
This will depend on many factors , since stress, the use of panty liners, taking antibiotics or having a deteriorated immune system can contribute to this infection appearing more easily. Also, it is important to prevent the genitals from being in contact with moisture (a swimsuit) for too long.

Maintaining proper hygiene will also help prevent vaginal yeast infection . Its symptoms are very unpleasant, since they occur with itching and stinging both inside the vagina and outside. A rash and a thick, white discharge that looks like cheese may appear.

Can treatment for PCOS cause yeast infection?
The truth is that it is likely. The use of contraceptives to treat PCOS can favor the appearance of frequent candidiasis problems , according to the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) . To address this problem, it will be necessary to study whether weight may be influencing menstrual imbalances, as explained by SEGO.

Caution should also be exercised with treatments that induce ovarian stimulation , as PCOS can affect fertility and this type of treatment may be needed to achieve a desired pregnancy. However, since estrogens will be at very high levels, there may be a higher risk of getting a yeast infection.

What can be the solution? Dispense with the treatments and replace them with other options, or perhaps adjust them . This will depend on what each doctor considers, as treatment for PCOS must be tailored to each patient.

How to deal with PCOS following treatment?
If it is not possible to do without current treatment for PCOS, there are some tips that can be taken into account to prevent yeast from showing up so often . Despite the best efforts, it may appear, but surely it does so much less often.

The first thing is to choose products for menstruation or panty liners that are free of perfumes and are made of 100% cotton . This is important to avoid yeast infection. Also, the intimate area should be cleaned with a suitable perfume-free soap at most twice a day. Afterwards, you have to dry the area carefully and very well, since candidiasis loves humidity.

From the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (FESEMI) , they advise avoiding sugars and maintaining a healthy lifestyle so that the immune system is strong. In the case of candidiasis appears, treatment with ovules and a cream with fenticonazole will help to solve the problem in a few days.

PCOS is a difficult syndrome to which, if you add candidiasis, everything becomes a little more complicated . However, we must bear in mind that this infection is frequent and has an effective treatment. In addition, it should be treated as soon as possible, since in case of letting it evolve it can spread, affect the anus area and that when treating it the recovery is slower.